WWII Aircraft

Here are some of the WWII Aircraft that I have had the opportunity to photograph


WWII American planes

Here are some of the American airplanes from WWII that I have had the opportunity to photograph
A-24 Banshee

A-24 Banshee

Here are some photos I took of the Douglas A-24 Banshee on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. The Banshee is ...
A-26 / B-26 Invader (multiple)

A-26 / B-26 Invader (multiple)

A-26 Invader examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum and at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Wash. -- I took the McChord shots during air shows at the base in the summers of 2008 an...
AF-2S Guardian

AF-2S Guardian

I photographed this Grumman AF-2S Guardian 129233 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017.
AT-11 Kansan

AT-11 Kansan

Here are some photos I took of the Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan 41-9577 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017....
AT-7 Navigator

AT-7 Navigator

Here are some photos I took of the Beechcraft AT-7B Navigator 42-2438 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of...
B-17 Flying Fortress (multiple)

B-17 Flying Fortress (multiple)

Photos I have taken of 18 different B-17 Flying Fotresses and a Boeing Model 307.
B-18 Bolo (multiple)

B-18 Bolo (multiple)

B-18 Bolo at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Wash.
B-23 Dragon (multiple)

B-23 Dragon (multiple)

I photographed these examples of the Douglas B-23 Dragon at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Wash., and at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson.. B-23 Dragon 39-0051; Pima A...
B-24 Liberator (multiple)

B-24 Liberator (multiple)

B-24 Liberators and artifacts I have photographed at museums and air shows. The examples at RAF London and IWM Duxford are the sole remaining B-24 Liberators in England, and...
B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

Some of the North American B-25 Mitchells I have photographed, including the only two B-15 examples displayed in the United Kingdom (RAF museum and IWM Duxford). B-25J...
B-26 Marauder "Flak Bait" restoration

B-26 Marauder "Flak Bait" restoration

I had an opportunity to photograph the restoration work being done to the very special B-26 "Flak Bait" at the Udvar-Hazy facility during our trip to Washington DC for the 4...
B-29 Superfortress (multiple)

B-29 Superfortress (multiple)

B-29 Superfortress at the Udvar Hazy facility; IWM Duxford; Museum of Flight and the restoration project at Boeing Field
BT-13 Valiant (multiple)

BT-13 Valiant (multiple)

I photographed these Vultee BT-13 Valiant examples, one during a vintage air show at the Historic Flight Foundation in 2012 and another at the Evergreen Aviation Museum....
BT-14 Yale

BT-14 Yale

I photographed this North American BT-14A 3397 Yale on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017.
C-45 Expeditor (multiple)

C-45 Expeditor (multiple)

I photographed the Historic Flight Foundation's RC-45J (Beech Model 18) at Paine Field in 2012. The Commemorative Air Force's C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts" was at Boeing...
C-46 Commando

C-46 Commando

Here are some photos I took of the Curtiss C-46D Commando 44-77635 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. C-46D...
C-47 Skytrain-Dakota and DC-2/3 (multiple)

C-47 Skytrain-Dakota and DC-2/3 (multiple)

C-47 at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Wash., and in Ephrata.
C-54 Skymaster

C-54 Skymaster

Here are some photos I took of the Douglas C-54D Skymaster 42-72488 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. The ...
C-60 Lodestar

C-60 Lodestar

Here are some photos I took of the Lockheed C-60 Lodestar (Lockheed Model 18) fuselage section that is on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during ...
C-78 Bobcat

C-78 Bobcat

Here are some photos I took of the Cessna UC-78C Bobcat on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. The Bobcat...
F4F Wildcat (multiple)

F4F Wildcat (multiple)

F4F Wildcat at Pearl Harbor, Seattle, Patriots Point, Smithsonian NASM and IWM Duxford
F4U Corsair (multiple)

F4U Corsair (multiple)

Several examples of the bent-wing Vought F4U Corsair examples  I've photographed at the Udvar-Hazy, Evergreen Aviation Museum, Pima Air&Space Museum,...
F6F Hellcat (multiple)

F6F Hellcat (multiple)

Grumman F6F Hellcat examples I have had the good fortune to photograph in person. F6F-3 Hellcat; Udvar-Hazy 2015 F6F-K Hellcat; Imperial War Museum 2008 F6F-5 ...
F7F Tigercat

F7F Tigercat

Grumman F7F Tigercats I have had the good fortune to photograph in person, including the Historic Flight Foundation's gorgeous flying Tigercat. F7F-3 80410 ; Pima...
F8F Bearcat

F8F Bearcat

Grumman F8F Bearcats I have had the good fortune to photograph in person. F8F Bearcat; Aviation Day Paine Field 2013 Paine Field 2012 McChord AFB 2010 HFF V...
J4F-2 Widgeon

J4F-2 Widgeon

Here are some photos I took of the Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017.  J4F-2...
JRS-1 / S-43 Baby Clipper (multiple)

JRS-1 / S-43 Baby Clipper (multiple)

Here are a couple examples of the  Sikorsky JRS-1, the Navy's version of the S-43 flying boat. The one under preservation at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy...
O-1A Bird Dog (multiple)

O-1A Bird Dog (multiple)

I photographed this Cessna O-1A Bird Dog at National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, and another briefly during its flight at McChord AFB. Cessna O-1A Bird ...
O-52 Owl

O-52 Owl

Here are some photos I took of the Curtiss O-52 Owl 40-2746 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. O-52 ...
OS2U Kingfisher

OS2U Kingfisher

Vought OS2U Kingfisher dive bombers I photographed at the Udvar-Hazy facility. OS2U-3 Kingfisher at Udvar-Hazy; 2015
P-38 Lightning (multiple)

P-38 Lightning (multiple)

P-38 Lightnings I have had the good fortune to photograph in person. P-38L-5-LO 44-27083 Tangerine; McChord 2016 P-38L at Evergreen Aviation Museum; 2015...
P-39 Airacobra

P-39 Airacobra

Here are some photos I took of the Bell P-39N Airacobra 42-18814 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. P-39N ...
P-40 Warhawk (multiple)

P-40 Warhawk (multiple)

Various P-40 examples, including the Curtiss Kittyhawk IV at the RAF Museum and a pair of P-40s at Pearl Harbor
P-47 Thunderbolt (multiple)

P-47 Thunderbolt (multiple)

P-47 Thunderbolts I have had the good fortune to photograph in person. P-47D "Talahasse Lassie"; Flying Heritage Collection 2011 Flying Heritage Collection 2012...
P-51 Mustang (multiple)

P-51 Mustang (multiple)

Several examples of the North American P-51 Mustang out there on the airshow circuit... here are some of my photos. P-51D 44-63272 "Bad Angel"; Pima Air&Space...
P-61 Black Widow

P-61 Black Widow

Northrup P-61 Black Widow I photographed at the Udvar-Hazy facility. P-61C Black Widow at Udvar-Hazy; 2015
P-63 Kingcobra

P-63 Kingcobra

Here are some photos I took of the Bell P-63A Kingcobra 42-18814 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. P-63A...
PB4Y-2 Privateer (multiple)

PB4Y-2 Privateer (multiple)

I photographed these Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer examples -- the first (59876) during the "Gathering of Fortresses" airshow in August 2010 at Willow Run air field near De...
PBM-5 Mariner

PBM-5 Mariner

Here are some photos I took of the Martin PBM-5A Mariner 122071 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. PBM-5A ...
PBY Catalina / Canso (multiple)

PBY Catalina / Canso (multiple)

I phototgraphed these Consolidated PBY Catalina examples at McChord AFB and at a vintage aviation air show put on by the Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field....
Piper L-4 Grasshopper (multiple)

Piper L-4 Grasshopper (multiple)

Piper L-4H Grasshopper at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. Piper L-4A Grasshopper; Paine Field 2016 Piper L-4H Grasshopper; Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015 ...
PV-2 Harpoon

PV-2 Harpoon

Here are some photos I took of the Lockheed/Vega PV-2 Harpoon 37257 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017. PV-2 ...
SB2C Helldiver

SB2C Helldiver

SB2C Helldiver dive bomber I photographed at the Udvar-Hazy facility. SB2C Helldiver at Udvar-Hazy; 2014
SBD Dauntless (multiple)

SBD Dauntless (multiple)

A few examples of the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers I have photographed. Special  land-based version of the Dauntless purpose-built for the US Army without an arrester ...
Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Stinson L-5 Sentinel I photographed at the NASM Udvar-Hazy Center. Stinson L-5 Sentinel; Udvar-Hazy 2015
T-6 Texan trainers (SNJ and Harvards)

T-6 Texan trainers (SNJ and Harvards)

North American T-6 Texans and Harvard trainers I have had the good fortune to photograph in person. AT-6B Texan 41-17246; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017 SNJ-4...
TBM Avenger (multiple)

TBM Avenger (multiple)

TBM Avenger dive bomber examples I have photographed on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point and at the Historic Flight Foundation's Vintage air show at Paine Field....
TG-6 glider

TG-6 glider

I photographed this Taylorcraft TG-6 glider 42-58662 on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017.

WWII British planes

Here are some of the British airplanes from WWII that I have had the opportunity to photograph
Avro Lancaster (multiple)

Avro Lancaster (multiple)

Avro Lancaster examples from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, and the RAF Museum in London were taken during visit to England in 2008. A nose section from a Lancaster B ...
Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter

Beaufighter on display at the RAF museum in London -- I took these during visit to England in 2008. Bristol Beaufighter Mk XXI; RAF Museum London 2008
Bristol Beaufort

Bristol Beaufort

Bristol Beafort on display at the RAF museum in London
Bristol Blemheim / Bolingbroke (multiple)

Bristol Blemheim / Bolingbroke (multiple)

Bristol Blemheim examples in London and Duxford
de Havilland Mosquito (multiple)

de Havilland Mosquito (multiple)

I photographed my first Mosquito was on display at the RAF museum in London during visit to England in 2008. On Father's Day 2017 I was able to photograph and video the Flying...
Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish at the IWM Duxford
Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator undergoing preservation work at the IWM Duxford -- I took these during visit to England in 2008. Gloster Gladiator II; Imperial War Museum Duxford 20...
Hawker Hurricane (multiple)

Hawker Hurricane (multiple)

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB at the IWM Duxford
Hawker Tempest II

Hawker Tempest II

Hawker Tempest II on display at the RAF museum in London -- I took these during visit to England in 2008. This is actually a composite of several RAAF aircraft, displayed ...
Short Sunderland

Short Sunderland

Short Sunderland on display at the IWM Duxford -- I took these during visit to England in 2008. Short Sunderland MR.5; Imperial War Museum 2008
Supermarine Spitfire (multiple)

Supermarine Spitfire (multiple)

Supermarine Spitfire examples from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, and the RAF Museum in London were taken during visit to England in 2008. A flying example was also vis...
Supermarine Stranraer

Supermarine Stranraer

Supermarine Stranraer on display at the RAF museum in London -- I took these during visit to England in 2008. Supermarine Stranraer; RAF Museum London 2008
Westland Lysander (multiple)

Westland Lysander (multiple)

Westland Lysander examples on display at the Udvar-Hazy facility in Washington DC, and in the RAF Museum London and Imperial War Museum Duxford. Westland Lysander IIIA;...

WWII Germany

Here are some of the German airplanes from WWII that I have had the opportunity to photograph
Arado 234 Blitz

Arado 234 Blitz

Arado 234 Blitz at the Udvar Hazy facility
Dornier Do 335

Dornier Do 335

Dornier Do 335 at the Udvar Hazy facility
Fieseler Storch (multiple)

Fieseler Storch (multiple)

Fieseler Storch at the IWM Duxford and the FHC in Everett
FW 190 (multiple)

FW 190 (multiple)

Focke Wulf FW 190 examples from the Udvar-Hazy, Evergreen Aviation Museum, and two in the Flying Heritage Collection, which includes the one-of-a-kind D-13 model, the last in exis...
FW 44 Stieglitz

FW 44 Stieglitz

Here are some photos I took of the Focke Wulf FW 44J Stieglitz on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., during a visit in the spring of 2017.  FW...
Heinkel He 111 (multiple)

Heinkel He 111 (multiple)

Heinkel He-111 examples from the RAF Museum London and the IWM Duxford
Heinkel He 162 Salamander

Heinkel He 162 Salamander

He 162 Salamander at the RAF Museum
Heinkel He 219 Uhu

Heinkel He 219 Uhu

Heinkel 219 Uhu at the Udvar Hazy facility
Junkers Ju 52 (multiple)

Junkers Ju 52 (multiple)

Junkers Ju 52 examples at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford during a trip to England in 2008; and at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center during our visit ...
Junkers Ju 87G-2

Junkers Ju 87G-2

Junkers Ju 87 G-2 at the RAF Museum
Junkers Ju 88

Junkers Ju 88

Junkers Ju88 R-1 at the RAF Museum
Messerschmitt Bf 110

Messerschmitt Bf 110

Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2 at the RAF Museum
Messerschmitt Bf-109E (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109E (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109 examples from several venues, including the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England; the Museum of Flight, Flying Heritage Collection, and the Mighty ...
Messerschmitt Bf-109G (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G examples from several venues from England and the United States on both the East and West coasts. Bf-109 G-2 Trop; RAF Museum 2008 Bf-109 G-...
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (multiple)

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (multiple)

Me 163 Komet at the FHC and the Udvar Hazy facility
Messerschmitt Me 262 (multiple)

Messerschmitt Me 262 (multiple)

Me 262 examples I photographed at the RAF Museum during our trip to London in 2008, and at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Ore. Me 262 at the RAF Museum; ...
V-1 Buzz bomb (multiple)

V-1 Buzz bomb (multiple)

Some examples of the dreaded Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, referred to as doodlebugs by Londoners during The Blitz. The United States also produced the Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon cruise...
V-2 Rocket (multiple)

V-2 Rocket (multiple)

V-2 examples I have photographed at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC, and at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in Oregon. V-2 Rocket; Smithsonian NASM 2015 ...

WWII Japanese planes

Here are some of the Japanese airplanes from WWII that I have had the opportunity to photograph
Aichi M6A1 Seiran

Aichi M6A1 Seiran

Aichi M6A1 Seiran at the Udvar Hazy facility
Kawashini N1K2 George

Kawashini N1K2 George

Kawashini N1K2 George at the Udvar Hazy facility
Ki-100 Tony

Ki-100 Tony

Ki-100 Tony at RAF Museum
Ki-43 Hayabusa / Oscar (multiple)

Ki-43 Hayabusa / Oscar (multiple)

Examples of the Nakajima Ki-43 Hyabusa (Allied codename Oscar) I have photgraphed at the Museum of Flight and Flying Heritage Collection, as well as a flying example during...
Ki-45 Nick

Ki-45 Nick

Ki-45 Nick at the Udvar Hazy facility
Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden at the Udvar Hazy facility
Mitsubishi Zero (multiple)

Mitsubishi Zero (multiple)

Japanese Zero examples from the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the FHC's flying example. A partial A6M3 (essentially the cockpit) ...
Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Irving)

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Irving)

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar Hazy facility. I took these photos during our visit to Washington DC for the 447th BG reunion in October...
Ohka Model 22

Ohka Model 22

Ohka Model 22 at the Udvar Hazy facility

WWII Other Countries

Here are some of WWII planes from other countries that I have had the opportunity to photograph
Curtiss Hawk 75

Curtiss Hawk 75

Curtiss Hawk 75 A-1 at the IWM Duxford
IL-2M3 Shturmovik

IL-2M3 Shturmovik

Ilyushin II-2M3 Shturmovik I photographed at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field. II-2M3 Shturmovik; Paine Field 2014 FHC 2012
Macchi C.202 Folgore

Macchi C.202 Folgore

I photographed this Macchi C.202 Folgore at National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. Macchi C.202 Folgore; Smithsonian NASM 2015
Polikarpov I-16 Rata

Polikarpov I-16 Rata

Polikarpov I-16 fighter I photographed during an airshow at the FHC at Paine Field. Polikarpov I-16 Rata; Paine Field 2011 Flying Heritage Collection 2011 Flying ...
Polikarpov Po-2 Kukuruznik

Polikarpov Po-2 Kukuruznik

Polikarpov Po-2 (or U-2) biplane I photographed during an airshow at the FHC at Paine Field. Polikarpov Po-2; Flying Heritage Collection 2011 Paine Field 2011 ...
Yak-11

Yak-11

Yak-11 fighter I photographed during an airshow at McChord AFB in 2008. Yak-11; McChord AFB 2008
Yak-9

Yak-9

Yak-9 fighter I photographed durning the Media Day before the Grand Opening of the Personal Courage Wing at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Yak-9 at Museum of Flight...