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    Boeing-Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet
    SN: 05369

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA


    This particular aircraft was one of the Stearman's flown by US President George H.W. Bush when he was an Aviation Cadet at NAS Minneapolis during January of 1943. The aircraft's logbooks show that Aviation Cadet Bush flew this particular aircraft on 2 occasions. During the war, when it was used to train Navy pilots, it logged 2860 flight hours by wars end.

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    Naval Air Factory N3N
    SN: 3046

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA


    History: Unknown

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    Boeing P-26A Peashooter
    SN: 33-135

    Current Location: National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington DC, USA


    This aircraft was accepted by the US Army Air Corps in 1934. It was assigned to the 94th Pursuit Squadron at Selfridge Field, Michigan until it was transferred to the Panama Canal Zone in 1938. On 11 May 1943 it was sold to the Guatemalan Air Force, where it remained in service until 1957.

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    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    SN: FF860

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA


    This aircraft was one of the 750 that was ordered by the RAF. The aircraft was outdated and inadequate from the time it was built. None ever saw combat, and were only used as glider tugs, maintenance trainers, and many even outright scrapped straight upon delivery.

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    Nice shots and info! Loving this gallery!
     
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    Consolidated B-24L-20-FO Liberator
    SN: 44-50206

    Current Location: RAF Museum Hendon, London, England


    Delivered to the USAAF on December 6, 1944, after being built at the Ford Factory at Willow Run Factory in Detroit, Michigan. Aircraft was placed in operational reserve at Fairfield, Ohio until 27 April 1945 when it was transferred to the RAF. Aircraft was flown to India an assigned to the No. 99 Squadron. Aircraft was then transferred to the Indian Air Force following Indian independence in August 1947. The aircraft was then converted to a maritime patrol aircraft. The aircraft flew its final sortie on 24 December 1968, and was retired.

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    B-24D Liberator
    SN: Unknown

    Current Location: National WW2 Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


    Nose section only. History unknown. I am not sure if this even an original, or if it is a reproduction.

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    Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
    SN: 44-33954

    Current Location: Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska


    This aircraft was assigned to the 10th Rescue Squadron out of Elmendorf, Alaska when it crashed into Lake Dago in 1947. The aircraft was recovered in 1984.

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    Catalina PBY-5A Catalina (Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso)
    SN: 9767

    Current Location: Paris, France


    This is a Canadian license built PBY-5A. The aircraft was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force 4 March 1943, and assigned to No. 162 Squadron in Reykjavik, Iceland. On 17 April 1944, this aircraft commanded by Capt. Tom Cooke, sank the German U-Boot U-342 southwest of Iceland, killing all 51 men onboard. The aircraft was retired on 1 April 1946.

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    Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
    SN: 8317

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola, Florida, USA


    This is the only pure seaplane variant of the Catalina in existence in the world.

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    Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
    SN: UNK

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA


    This aircraft has had the skins removed to show the interior.

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    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    SN: 7099

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA


    This is the only surviving PB2Y Coronado in existence, and was the aircraft that carried Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his staff to Tokyo to attend Japan's surrender ceremonies aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945.

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    Curtiss BFC-2 Hawk
    SN: 9332

    Current Location: US Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, USA


    This aircraft was assigned to Squadron VB-5 aboard the USS Ranger (CV-4).

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