Aircraft

Aircraft

Army and Air Force aircraft are identified by a unique Serial Number assigned to each. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft are similarly identified by a Bureau Number. The Coast Guard also identifies its aircraft by Serial Number.

The best available source on the Web for information about individual military aircraft is Joe Baugher’s web site. Joe has made a point of trying to identify and list all such aircraft individually by their identifying numbers, as well as providing much further information on a lot of aircraft, and has made this information available on his site in very clear fashion.

The site isĀ Joe Baugher’s site

The searchable table for aircraft on our site includes a little information about some aircraft (like a few nicknames and the disposition of some) that is not available on Joe Baugher’s site. However, overall no one is going to come close to the wealth of aircraft information that is on his site.

Another excellent source of information about all but recent years’ aircraft is “U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials, 1909 to 1979” by John M. Andrade. This book includes lots of data about specific aircraft as well as background on the various types and groups.

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C-47 dropping paratroopers on D-Day in Normandy
C-47
TYPE
TYPE MODEL ARMY_AF_NUM NAVY_SERIES NAVY_MC_NUM CONTRNUM NICKNAME MFGLOC HIST_NOTES DISPOSITION DISPDATE C1 C2
B-17 E 41-2461 2272 El Toro Boeing WW II
7th Bombardment Group
B-17 F-10-BO 41-24464 3149 Excalibur Boeing WW II
324th Bomb Squadron
Ditched 1943-03-04
B-17 G-100-BO 43-38999 9977 Emma Boeing Seattle WW II
358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. Tail code F
B-17 G-15-VE 42-97511 6876 Egg haid Lockheed Vega WW II
B-17 G-1-VE 42-39815 6558 Emeigh Lockheed/Vega Burbank WW II
323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group
B-17 G-20-BO 42-31551 6665 Elizabeth Ann Boeing Seattle WW II
457th Bomb Group
B-17 G-65-BO 43-37597 8575 Earthquake McGoon Boeing Seattle WW II 303rd Bomb Group
B-24 D-1-CO 41-23692 El Lobo Consolidated San Diego WW II
330th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group
B-24 D-1-CO 41-23717 Exterminator Consolidated San Diego Also known as Ler’er Rip ??
WW II
329th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group
Lost Aug 1 1943, Ploesti raid
Lost 1943-08-01
B-24 D-1-CO 41-23737 Eager beaver Consolidated San Diego Also called Fearless Freddie
WW II
328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group

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