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-17 Nomad

A-17 Nomad

A-17 Nomad at the NMoUSAF
A-20 Havoc

A-20 Havoc

A-20 Havoc at the NMoUSAF
A-24 Banshee (multiple)

A-24 Banshee (multiple)

A-24 Banshee on display at the NMoUSAF and Pima
A-26 / B-26 Invader (multiple)

A-26 / B-26 Invader (multiple)

A-26 Invader examples at the NMoUSAF, McChord AFB, Pima, March AFB, Madras, Champaign Air Museum, McMinnville and Palm Springs
A-36 Apache

A-36 Apache

A-36 Apache at the NMoUSAF
AF-2S Guardian

AF-2S Guardian

Grumman AF-2S Guardian 129233 on display at Pima
AM-1 Mauler

AM-1 Mauler

Martin AM-1 Mauler in the Erickson Collection at Madras
AT-10 Wichita

AT-10 Wichita

Beech AT-10 Wichita at the NMoUSAF
AT-11 Kansan (multiple)

AT-11 Kansan (multiple)

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan examples at Pima ans the NMoUSAF
AT-12 Guardsman

AT-12 Guardsman

Seversky AT-12 in the Planes of Fame museum at Chino
AT-7 Navigator

AT-7 Navigator

Beechcraft AT-7B Navigator at Pima
B-10

B-10

The last remaining Martin B-10 at the NMoUSAF
B-17 Flying Fortress (multiple)

B-17 Flying Fortress (multiple)

Photos I have taken of 33 different B-17 Flying Fortresses and a Boeing Model 307.
B-18 Bolo (multiple)

B-18 Bolo (multiple)

B-18 Bolo examples at McChord AFB, Pima and the NMoUSAF
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)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator examples at Pima, NMoUSAF, Boeing Field, Paine Field, the Museum of the Mighty Eighth, RAF London, IWM Duxford, and the famed Willow Run airfield near...
B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

North American B-25 Mitchell examples at the NMoUSAF, Grimes Field, IWM Duxford, RAF London, Yanks-Chino, Patriots Point, Paine Field, March AFB, Detroit, McChord AFB, Pima and...
B-26 "Flak Bait" restoration

B-26 "Flak Bait" restoration

Restoration of the B-26 "Flak Bait" at the Udvar-Hazy facility
B-26 Marauder

B-26 Marauder

Martin B-26 Marauder at the NMoUSAF
B-29 Superfortress (multiple)

B-29 Superfortress (multiple)

B-29 Superfortress including the Enola Gay at the Udvar Hazy facility; Bockscar at the NMoUSAF, IWM Duxford; March AFB; Museum of Flight, and the restoration project at Boeing...
BT-13 Valiant (multiple)

BT-13 Valiant (multiple)

Vultee BT-13 Valiant examples at the HFF, Yanks/Chino, Evergreen Aviation Museum, Pima, NMoUSAF and March AFB
BT-14 / NA-64 Yale (multiple)

BT-14 / NA-64 Yale (multiple)

North American BT-14 Yale at Pima and NMoUSAF
C-45 Expeditor (multiple)

C-45 Expeditor (multiple)

Beech C-45 Expeditor examples at Pima, PoF Chino, Paine Field, Grimes Field, Boeing Field, and March AFB
C-46 Commando (multiple)

C-46 Commando (multiple)

Curtiss C-46D Commando examples at the NMoUSAF, Pima and Yanks/Chino
C-47 Skytrain-Dakota and DC-2/3 (multiple)

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

C-47 Skytrain (and variants) at McChord AFB, Ephrata, Arlington, March AFB, NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino, NASM, Champaign Air Museum, McMinnville, Madras and Pima.
C-54 Skymaster (multiple)

C-54 Skymaster (multiple)

C-54 Skymaster on display at Pima and March AFB
C-60 Lodestar (multiple)

C-60 Lodestar (multiple)

Lockheed C-60 Lodestar examples at March AFB, Pima and PoF Chino
C-78 Bobcat (multiple)

C-78 Bobcat (multiple)

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat examples on display at Pima and the NMoUSAF
CG-4A Hadrian glider (multiple)

CG-4A Hadrian glider (multiple)

Waco CG-4A Hadrian gliders at the NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino and as a D-Day display in Palm Springs
Ercoupe 415-D

Ercoupe 415-D

ERCO Ercoupe on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum
F4F Wildcat (multiple)

F4F Wildcat (multiple)

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

F4U Corsair (multiple)

Vought F4U Corsair examples at NASM Udvar-Hazy, McMinnville, Pima, MoF, Yanks/Chino, PoF Chino, Madras, Patriots Point, Detroit and IWM Duxford
F6F Hellcat (multiple)

F6F Hellcat (multiple)

Grumman F6F Hellcat examples at Paine Field, Patriots Point, Yanks/Chino, Chino PoF, NASM Udvar-Hazy and the IWM Duxford.
F7F Tigercat (multiple)

F7F Tigercat (multiple)

F7F Tigercats at the Historic Flight Foundation, Pima, Chino PoF and Palm Springs.
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...
FR-1 Fireball

FR-1 Fireball

Ryan FR-1 Fireball in the Planes of Fame museum at Chino
G-21 Goose

G-21 Goose

Grumman G-21 Goose on display at the Yanks Air Museum
J2F Duck (multiple)

J2F Duck (multiple)

Grumman J2F-6 Duck examples on display at the NMoUSAF and Madras, Ore.
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...
L-1 Vigilant

L-1 Vigilant

Stinson L-1A Vigilant at the NMoUSAF
L-2 Grasshopper

L-2 Grasshopper

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper at the NMoUSAF
L-3 Grasshopper

L-3 Grasshopper

Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper at the NMoUSAF
L-4 Grasshopper (multiple)

L-4 Grasshopper (multiple)

Piper L-4H Grasshopper examples at McMinnville, NMoUSAF, and Paine Field
L-5 Sentinel (multiple)

L-5 Sentinel (multiple)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel examples at the NASM Udvar-Hazy, NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino and March AFB
L-6 Grasshopper

L-6 Grasshopper

Interstate L-6 Grasshopper at the NMoUSAF
O-1A Bird Dog (multiple)

O-1A Bird Dog (multiple)

Cessna O-1A Bird Dog examples at NASM's Udvar-Hazy Center, NMoUSAF, and McChord AFB
O-47 (multiple)

O-47 (multiple)

North American O-47 at PoF Chino and the NMoUSAF
O-52 Owl (multiple)

O-52 Owl (multiple)

Curtiss O-52 Owl examples at Pima and the Yanks Air Museum in Chino
OS2U Kingfisher

OS2U Kingfisher

Vought OS2U Kingfisher dive bombers I photographed at the Udvar-Hazy facility. OS2U-3 Kingfisher at Udvar-Hazy; 2015
P-35

P-35

Seversky P-35 Wichita at the NMoUSAF
P-36 / Hawk 75

P-36 / Hawk 75

Curtiss P-36 and Hawk 75 examples at the NMoUSAF and IWM Duxford
P-38 Lightning (multiple)

P-38 Lightning (multiple)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning examples at Madras, MoF, Yanks/Chino, PoF Chino, NMoUSAF, NASM Udvar-Hazy, McMinnville and McChord AFB
P-39 Airacobra (multiple)

P-39 Airacobra (multiple)

Bell P-39 Airacobra examples at Pima, March AFB, NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino and Madras, Ore.
P-40 Warhawk / Hawk 87 (multiple)

P-40 Warhawk / Hawk 87 (multiple)

Curtiss P-40 Warhawks at the NASM Udvar-Hazy, Palm Springs, NMoUSAF, MoF, McMinnville, FHC, PoF Chino, Madras, Pearl Harbor and the RAF Museum in London.
P-47 Thunderbolt (multiple)

P-47 Thunderbolt (multiple)

Republic P-47 Thunderbolts at the NASM Udvar-Hazy, Madras, NMoUSAF, Museum of Flight, FHC, Yanks/Chino and the RAF Museum in London
P-51 Mustang (multiple)

P-51 Mustang (multiple)

P-51 Mustangs at Smithsonian NASM, FHC, Pima, IWM Duxford, RAF London, McChord AFB, McMinnville, Madras, Museum of Flight, Grimes Field, Mighty Eighth Museum, HFF, Palm Springs,...
P-59 Airacomet (multiple)

P-59 Airacomet (multiple)

Bell P-59 Airacomet examples at March AFB, NMoUSAF and PoF Chino
P-61 Black Widow (multiple)

P-61 Black Widow (multiple)

Northrop P-61 Black Widow examples at the Udvar-Hazy facility and NMoUSAF
P-63 Kingcobra (multiple)

P-63 Kingcobra (multiple)

Bell P-63 Kingcobra examples at Pima, Yanks/Chino and Wright-Patterson AFB
P-75 Eagle

P-75 Eagle

Fisher P-75A Eagle on display at the NMoUSAF
PB4Y-2 Privateer (multiple)

PB4Y-2 Privateer (multiple)

Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer examples at Willow Run, Yanks/Chino and Pima
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)

PBY Catalina examples at McChord AFB, McMinnville, Pima, HFF, NMoUSAF and Paine Field
PQ-14 Cadet

PQ-14 Cadet

Culver PQ-14 Cadet radio-controlled target aircraft at the NMoUSAF
PT-16

PT-16

Ryan YPT-16 on display at the NMoUSAF
PT-19 Cornell (multiple)

PT-19 Cornell (multiple)

Fairchild PT-19 Cornell trainers at the NM
PT-22 Recruit (multiple)

PT-22 Recruit (multiple)

Ryan PT-22 Recruit trainers at Pima, McMinnville, NMoUSAF and the NASM Udvar-Hazy
PT-26 Cornell

PT-26 Cornell

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell trainer at Pima
PV-2 Harpoon (multiple)

PV-2 Harpoon (multiple)

Lockheed/Vega PV-2 Harpoon examples at Pima and Palm Springs
SB2C Helldiver (multiple)

SB2C Helldiver (multiple)

SB2C Helldiver dive bomber examples at the NASM Udvar-Hazy and Yanks/Chino.
SBD Dauntless (multiple)

SBD Dauntless (multiple)

SBD Dauntless dive bombers I have photographed at Pima, NAMS Udvar-Hazy, Palm Springs, PoF Chino, Yanks/Chino, Patriots Point, Chicago and Pearl Harbor.
T-6 Texan trainers (SNJ and Harvards)

T-6 Texan trainers (SNJ and Harvards)

North American T-6 Texans (and variants) at McChord AFB, Paine Field, March AFB, Urbana, Detroit, Yanks/Chino, PoF Chino, Palm Springs, McMinnville, and Pima.
TBF Avenger (multiple)

TBF Avenger (multiple)

TBF Avenger examples at Patriots Point, Paine Field, Yanks/Chino, Pima, Madras and Chino PoF
TG-4 Glider

TG-4 Glider

Laister-Kauffman TG-4A training glider at the NMoUSAF
TG-6 glider

TG-6 glider

Taylorcraft TG-6 glider at Pima
UC-64A Norseman

UC-64A Norseman

Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman at the NMoUSAF

WWII British planes

Here are some of the British airplanes from WWII that I have had the opportunity to photograph
Avro Anson

Avro Anson

Avro Anson I on display at the IWM Duxford
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 (multiple)

Bristol Beaufighter (multiple)

Bristol Beaufighter examples at the RAF Museum in London and the NMoUSAF
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)

de Havilland Mosquito at RAF London, NMoUSAF and FHC
Fairey Firefly

Fairey Firefly

Fairey Firefly restoration project at the IWM Duxford
Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish at the IWM Duxford
Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator uproject at the IWM Duxford
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
Short Sunderland (multiple)

Short Sunderland (multiple)

Short Sunderland examples at the IWM Duxford and RAF London
Supermarine Spitfire (multiple)

Supermarine Spitfire (multiple)

Spitfire examples at IWM Duxford, RAF London, FHC, HFF, Chino PoF, NMoUSAF, Museum of Flight, McMinnville, Palm Springs and the Smithsonian.
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
Bachem Ba 349 Natter

Bachem Ba 349 Natter

Bachem Ba 349 Natter at PoF Chimo
Dornier Do 335

Dornier Do 335

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

Fieseler Storch (multiple)

Fieseler Storch examples at Chino PoF, FHC and the IWM Duxford
Focke-Wulf FW 190 Würger (multiple)

Focke-Wulf FW 190 Würger (multiple)

Focke-Wulf FW 190 examples at NASM Udvar-Hazy, Evergreen Aviation Museum, FHC, NMoUSAF, PoF Chino and RAF London
Focke-Wulf FW 44 Stieglitz

Focke-Wulf FW 44 Stieglitz

Focke-Wulf FW 44J Stieglitz on display at Pima
Heinkel He 100

Heinkel He 100

Heinkel He 100 at PoF Chimo
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 (multiple)

Heinkel He 162 Salamander (multiple)

Heinkel He 162 Salamander at the RAF Museum, Planes of Fame Chino
Heinkel He 178

Heinkel He 178

Heinkel He 178 at PoF Chimo
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 IWM Duxford and the NASM Udvar-Hazy
Junkers Ju 87G-2

Junkers Ju 87G-2

Junkers Ju 87 G-2 at the RAF Museum
Junkers Ju 88 (multiple)

Junkers Ju 88 (multiple)

Junkers Ju88 examples at the RAF Museum and NMoUSAF
Messerschmitt Bf 110

Messerschmitt Bf 110

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

Messerschmitt Bf-109E (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109E examples at IWM Duxford, Museum of Flight, FHC, PoF Chino and the Mighty Eighth Museum in Georgia
Messerschmitt Bf-109G (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G examples in the Smithsonian NASM, RAF London, McMinnville, Madras, NMoUSAF and a full-size replica at the Mighty Eighth Museum,
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (multiple)

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (multiple)

Me 163 Komet examples at the FHC, PoF Chino, NMoUSAF and the NASM Udvar-Hazy
Messerschmitt Me 262 (multiple)

Messerschmitt Me 262 (multiple)

Me 262 examples at the RAF Museum, Evergreen Aviation Museum and the NMoUSAF
V-1 Buzz bomb (multiple)

V-1 Buzz bomb (multiple)

Fieseler Fi 103 V-1 examples at the Museum of Flight, Smithsonian, McMinnville, PoF Chino and the Flying Heritage Collection.
V-2 Rocket (multiple)

V-2 Rocket (multiple)

V-2 examples at the National Air & Space Museum, Evergreen Aviation Museum

WWII Japanese planes

Here are some of the Japanese airplanes from WWII that I have had the opportunity to photograph
Aichi D3A Type 99 Val

Aichi D3A Type 99 Val

Aichi D3A Val at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, Calif.
Aichi M6A1 Seiran

Aichi M6A1 Seiran

Aichi M6A1 Seiran at the Udvar Hazy facility
Kawashini N1K2 George (multiple)

Kawashini N1K2 George (multiple)

Kawashini N1K2 George examples at the NASM Udvar-Hazy facility and the NMoUSAF
Ki-100 Tony

Ki-100 Tony

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

Ki-43 Hayabusa / Oscar (multiple)

Nakajima Ki-43 Hyabusa examples at the Museum of Flight, FHC, McChord AFB and Pima
Ki-45 Nick

Ki-45 Nick

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

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden at NASM Udvar-Hazy
Mitsubishi A6M Zero (multiple)

Mitsubishi A6M Zero (multiple)

A6M Zero examples at Pearl Harbor, Smithsonian NASM, Flying Heritage Collection, NMoUSAF, PoF Chino and partial A6M3 examples in McMinnville, Ore., and the IWM Duxford.
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack) at PoF Chino
Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui at PoF Chino
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...
Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)

Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)

Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy) at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, Calif.
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (multiple)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (multiple)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka examples at NASM Udvar-Hazy, NMoUSAF and Yanks/Chino

WWII Other Countries

Here are some of WWII planes from other countries that I have had the opportunity to photograph
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.200 Saetta

Macchi C.200 Saetta

Macchi C.200 Saetta at National Museum of the USAF
Macchi C.202 Folgore

Macchi C.202 Folgore

Macchi C.202 Folgore at National Air & Space Museum
Pilatus P-2 (multiple)

Pilatus P-2 (multiple)

Pilatus P-2 examples at IWM Duxford and PoF Chino
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

I photographed this Yak-11 Moose fighter during an airshow at McChord AFB in 2008. Yakovlev Yak-11 NX25YK; McChord AFB 2008
Yak-3 (multiple)

Yak-3 (multiple)

Yakovlev Yak-3 examples at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino
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...