A-1 Skyraider (multiple)

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.

NMoUSAF 2018

AD-4N (A-1D) 127007

Patriots Point 2013

AD-5N (A-1G) 132534

Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015

Evergreen Museum 2018

AD-4N #7797

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018

AD-5W (EA-1E) 132789

March AFB 2018

AD-4W Skyraider 7850

Erickson Collection, Madras 2017

Erickson Collection; Madras 2023

AD-5Q (EA-1F) 135018

Pima Air Museum 2017

AD-4NA (A-1D) 126965 “The Proud American”

McChord AFB 2008

McChord AFB 2010

HFF, Paine Field 2012

McChord AFB 2012

Paine Field 2016

HFF, Paine Field 2017

Heritage Flight Museum 2023