The Aircraft of World War II

Here are some of the military aircraft I have photographed in my travels to airshows and museums.


US Aircraft

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, Madras and Pima
A-26 Invader (multiple)

A-26 Invader (multiple)

A-26 Invader (13+ examples)
A-36 Mustang/Apache

A-36 Mustang/Apache

A-36 Apache at the NMoUSAF
AF-2S Guardian (multiple)

AF-2S Guardian (multiple)

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 and 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

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortresses that I have personally photographed
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)

Douglas B-23 Dragon examples at McChord AFB and Pima; and wreckage at Loon Lake Idaho
B-24 Liberator (multiple)

B-24 Liberator (multiple)

B-24 Liberator (6+ examples)
B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

North American B-25 Mitchell (17+ examples)
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)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (9+ examples)
BT-13 Valiant (multiple)

BT-13 Valiant (multiple)

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (9+ examples)
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 (14+ examples)
C-46 Commando (multiple)

C-46 Commando (multiple)

Curtiss C-46D Commando examples at the NMoUSAF, Pima and Yanks/Chino
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, and a Cessna T-50 at CAF Mesa
CG-4A Hadrian glider (multiple)

CG-4A Hadrian glider (multiple)

Waco CG-4A Hadrian gliders (5+ examples)
Ercoupe 415 (multiple)

Ercoupe 415 (multiple)

ERCO Ercoupe on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum, Sequim and the MoF Restoration Hangar
F4F Wildcat (multiple)

F4F Wildcat (multiple)

F4F Wildcat & FM-2 (10+ examples)
F4U Corsair (multiple)

F4U Corsair (multiple)

Vought F4U Corsair (15+ examples)
F6F Hellcat (multiple)

F6F Hellcat (multiple)

Grumman F6F Hellcat examples at Paine Field, Patriots Point, Yanks/Chino, Chino...
F7F Tigercat (multiple)

F7F Tigercat (multiple)

F7F Tigercats at the Historic Flight Foundation, Pima, Chino PoF and Palm S...
F8F Bearcat (multiple)

F8F Bearcat (multiple)

Grumman F8F Bearcat
FR-1 Fireball

FR-1 Fireball

Ryan FR-1 Fireball in the Planes of Fame museum at Chino
G-21 / JRF-2 Goose (multiple)

G-21 / JRF-2 Goose (multiple)

Grumman G-21 Goose on display at the Yanks Air Museum, Evergreen
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

Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon at Pima
JRS-1 / S-43 Baby Clipper (multiple)

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

Sikorsky JRS-1 / S-43 Baby Clippers at NASM Udvar-Hazy and Pima
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 / O-58 Grasshopper (multiple)

L-3 / O-58 Grasshopper (multiple)

Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper at the NMoUSAF, Sequim and Olympia
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 (6+ examples)
L-6 Grasshopper

L-6 Grasshopper

Interstate L-6 Grasshopper at the NMoUSAF
O-1 / L-19 Bird Dog (multiple)

O-1 / L-19 Bird Dog (multiple)

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (5+ examples)
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 at the Udvar-Hazy
P-35 Wichita

P-35 Wichita

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

P-36 / Hawk 75 (multiple)

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 (8+ examples)
P-39 Airacobra (multiple)

P-39 Airacobra (multiple)

Bell P-39 Airacobra (5+ examples)
P-40 Warhawk / Hawk 87 (multiple)

P-40 Warhawk / Hawk 87 (multiple)

Curtiss P-40 Warhawks (15+ examples)
P-47 Thunderbolt (multiple)

P-47 Thunderbolt (multiple)

Republic P-47 Thunderbolts (10+ examples)
P-51 Mustang (multiple)

P-51 Mustang (multiple)

North American P-51 Mustang (41+ examples)
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, Rexburg, 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 (4+ examples)
PBM-5 Mariner

PBM-5 Mariner

Martin PBM-5A Mariner at Pima
PBY Catalina / Canso (multiple)

PBY Catalina / Canso (multiple)

Consolidated PBY Catalina (10+ examples)
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
PT-22 Recruit (multiple)

PT-22 Recruit (multiple)

Ryan PT-22 Recruit (5+ examples)
PT-26 Cornell (multiple)

PT-26 Cornell (multiple)

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell trainer examples at Pima, Puget Sound
PV-2 Harpoon (multiple)

PV-2 Harpoon (multiple)

Lockheed/Vega PV-2 Harpoon examples at Pima, Mesa, Madras 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 (8 examples)
T-6 Texan trainers (SNJ and Harvards)

T-6 Texan trainers (SNJ and Harvards)

North American T-6 Texans and variants (23+ examples)
TBF/TBM Avenger (multiple)

TBF/TBM Avenger (multiple)

TBF Avenger (8+ examples)
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

British Aircraft

Avro Anson

Avro Anson

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

Avro Lancaster (multiple)

Avro Lancaster examples at IWM Duxford and London, RAF London and the FHC
Boston Paul Defiant

Boston Paul Defiant

Boston Paul Defiant at the RAF museum in London
Bristol Beaufighter (multiple)

Bristol Beaufighter (multiple)

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

Bristol Beaufort

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

Bristol Blemheim / Bolingbroke (multiple)

Bristol Blemheim examples in London, Duxford and Pima
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 project at the IWM Duxford
Handley Page Halifax

Handley Page Halifax

Handley Page Halifax on display at the RAF museum in London
Hawker Hurricane (multiple)

Hawker Hurricane (multiple)

Hawker Hurricane (9+ examples)
Hawker Tempest (multiple)

Hawker Tempest (multiple)

Hawker Tempest examples on display at the RAF museum in London
Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon 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)

Many examples of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Stranraer

Supermarine Stranraer

Supermarine Stranraer at the RAF museum in London
Supermarine Walrus

Supermarine Walrus

Supermarine Walrus at the RAF museum in London
Vickers Wellington

Vickers Wellington

Vickers Wellington at the RAF museum in London
Westland Lysander (multiple)

Westland Lysander (multiple)

Westland Lysander examples on display at the Udvar-Hazy facility in Washington...

German Aircraft

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 Chino
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 (7+ examples)
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 Chino
Heinkel He 111 / CASA 2.111 (multiple)

Heinkel He 111 / CASA 2.111 (multiple)

Heinkel He 111 examples from the RAF Museum London and the IWM Duxford and IWM...
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 Chino
Heinkel He 219 Uhu

Heinkel He 219 Uhu

Heinkel 219 Uhu at the Udvar Hazy facility
Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (multiple)

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (multiple)

Junkers Ju 87 G-2 at the RAF Museum. Also in-progress shots of the FHC project.
Junkers Ju 88 (multiple)

Junkers Ju 88 (multiple)

Junkers Ju88 examples at the RAF Museum and NMoUSAF
Junkers Ju-52 (multiple)

Junkers Ju-52 (multiple)

Junkers Ju 52 examples at the IWM Duxford and the NASM Udvar-Hazy
Messerschmitt Bf-108

Messerschmitt Bf-108

Messerschmitt Bf-108 (Nord 1002 Pingouin) at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford
Messerschmitt Bf-109E (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109E (multiple)

Early Messerschmitt Bf-109 versions (6+ examples)
Messerschmitt Bf-109G (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G (6+ examples)
Messerschmitt Bf-110 (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf-110 (multiple)

Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2 at the RAF Museum, IWM London
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (multiple)

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (multiple)

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

Messerschmitt Me 262 (multiple)

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

V-1 Buzz bomb (multiple)

Fieseler Fi 103 V-1 (10+ examples)
V-2 Rocket (multiple)

V-2 Rocket (multiple)

V-2 examples at the NASM, RAF London, IWM London, Evergreen, FHC

Japanese Aircraft

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 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)

Nakajima Ki-43 Hyabusa examples at the Museum of Flight, FHC, McChord AFB and...
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 (6+ examples)
Mitsubishi G4M Betty

Mitsubishi G4M Betty

Mitsubishi G4M Betty (partial) at the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Allied codename Jack) at the Planes of Fame museum
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 NASM Udvar-Hazy
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

Aircraft of Other Countries

Fiat CR42 Falco

Fiat CR42 Falco

Fiat CR42 Falco at RAF Museum in North London
IL-2M3 Shturmovik

IL-2M3 Shturmovik

Ilyushin IL-2M3 Shturmovik at the FHC
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 at the FHC
Polikarpov Po-2 Kukuruznik

Polikarpov Po-2 Kukuruznik

Polikarpov Po-2 (or U-2) at the FHC
Yak-11 Moose

Yak-11 Moose

Yak-11 Moose at McChord AFB
Yak-3 (multiple)

Yak-3 (multiple)

Yakovlev Yak-3 examples at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and PoF Chino
Yak-9

Yak-9

Yak-9 fighter at the Museum of Flight