Some of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider examples I have photographed. The AD-5N sits outside the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Ore. I also caught up with the Historic Flight Museums A-1 Skyraider “The Proud American” during an airshow at McChord AFB in 2010 and again at a vintage aviation show at Paine Field in 2012. An EA-1F Skyraider has photographed at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, and a EA-1E model at March AFB.
AD-5 (A-1E) 52-132649
This aircraft was originally a US Navy aircraft. Transferred to USAF, it was flown by then-Major Bernard Francis Fisher (Colonel, USAF Retired) on 10 March 1966 when he rescued a fellow A-1E pilot shot down over South Vietnam in the midst of enemy troops, a deed for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. The aircraft was severely damaged in combat in South Vietnam and was returned in 1967 for preservation by the then-US Air Force Museum. It is the only surviving US Air Force Medal of Honor Aircraft.