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Let me introduce myself.
I'm Dick Phillips in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Long time photographer of warbirds and have been associated with several magazines on and off for 40 years.  EAA/Warbirds Magazine, Aero-News Photo, WARBIRDS WORLDWIDE, WARBIRD DIGEST, among some others.
I'm ex USAF (SAC) and was at RAF Lakenheath and Greenham Common in the 1959-1961 period.  I've been over for about 5 Duxford shows and for the re-dedication of the American Air Museum a few years back.
A couple good friends of mine include the late Paul Coggan, Tony Harmsworth, Stephen Gray and Maurice Hammond.
 
 
















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Serial #: 44-34134
Construction #: 27413
Civil Registration:
  N4974N
  N115RG
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
  C-26B
  Le Tourneau
Name: None
Status: Display
Last info: 1985

 

History:
Registered as N4974N by ??/, 19??.
R.G. Letourneau Inc, Longview, TX, 1954-1966.
- Registered as N115RG.
- Executive conversion to Le Tourneau B-26.
Sam Seaton, Fort Smith, AR, June 24, 1969-1970.
- Still On US Civil Register.
- Impounded while Drug Smuggling, Brasilia, Brazil, June 21, 1966-1975.
Transferred to FA Brasileira as FAB C-26B-5176.
Museu de Armes e Veiculos Motorizados Antigos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 1975-1985.

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Serial #: 44-34774
Construction #: 28053
Civil Registration:
  N67163
  N163Y

N910Y
N917Y
Model: A-26B
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Delivered to Reconstruction Finance Corp as 44-34761, 19??.
- Immediately put up for dispossal, 1945.
Standard Oil Co, Chicago, IL, 1949-1954.
- Registered as N67163.
Standard Oil Co Of Indiana, Chicago, IL, 1961-1964.
- Registered as N163Y.
Pan American Petroleum Corp, Tulsa, OK, 1965.
Standard Oil Co Of Indiana, Chicago, IL, May 31, 1965.
Nine Ten Corp, Chicago, IL, Aug. 4, 1965.
- Registered as N910Y.
Greenacres Farm Inc, Lexington, KY, 1966-1972.
- Registered as N917Y.
Joel McNeal, San Diego, CA, 1977-1984.
Courtesy Aircraft Inc, Rockford, IL, 1985.
Bob Collings/Collings Foundation, Stowe, MA, Mar. 1985-1990.
Warbirds & Vehicles Inc, Seattle, WA, Nov. 1990-1995.
The Air Station, Arlington, WA, June 25, 1997-2002.

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Serial #: 44-35948
Construction #: 29227
Civil Registration:
  N67164
  N1244
  N910H
  N161H
  C-GHLX
Model(s):
  A-26C
  B-26C
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Delivered to Reconstruction Finance Corp, Oct, 26, 1945.
Stanolind Oil & Gas Co, OK, 1954.
- Registered as N67164.
Pan American Petroleum Corp, Tulsa, OK, 1961-1964.
- Registered as N1244.
Standard Oil Co of Indiana, Chicago, IL, May 31, 1965.
Nine Ten Corp, Chicago, IL, Aug. 4, 1965-1966.
- Registered as N910H.
Motorola Inc, Scottsdale, AZ, 1969-1970.
- Registered as N161H.
- Fitted with side-looking airborne radar (SLAR) belly antenna.
Grumman Ecosystems Corp, Bethpage, NY, Aug. 5, 1970-1974.
Conair Aviation Ltd, Abbotsford, BC, July 1975-1987.
- Registered as C-GHLX.
- Flew as tanker #32.
Air Spray Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, 1990-2002.
- Flew as tanker #32.

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Serial #: 44-34759
Construction #: 28038
Civil Registration:
  NX67834
  N67834
  N28W
  N956
  N956R
Model(s):
  A-26B
  On Mark Marksman
Name: None
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2001

 

History:
Delivered to Reconstruction Finance Corp as 44-34759, 19??.
- Immediately put up for dispossal, 1945-1946.
Milton Reynolds, 1947-1948.
- Registered as NX67834.
- Flown as "Reynolds Bombshell".
- Around world flight Records.
-- Pilot Bill Odom, Apr. 12-16, 1947.
-- Bill Odom solo, Aug. 7-10, 1947.
Philips Drilling Corp, San Antonio, TX, 1949-1954.
- Registered as N67834.
- Executive conversion, Slick Airways, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 1949.
- Equipped with 4 passnger cabin.
Earl F. Slick/Piedmont Airline, 1951-1953.
Jack Davis, NC, Dec. 1955.
- Advertised for sale.
Registered as N28W by ??, 19??.
Colorado Interstate Gas, Colorado Springs, Co, 1959-1964.
- Registered as N956.
Colorado Oil & Gas Corp, Denver, CO, 1966.
- Registered as N956R.
Northrop Corp, Newbury Park, CA, 1969-1972.
Jerry Cornell, Teheran, Iran, 1977.
Bell Helicopter International Inc, Tehran, Iran, 1978.
Open Storage, Tehran, Iran, 1976-1986.
Aerospace Exhibition Centre, Hehrabad, Teheran, Iran, 1997-2001.
- Displayed.

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Serial #:
Construction #:
Civil Registration:
  N67907
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
Name: None
Status:
Last info: Crash 17 Sept 1965 nr Scottsbluff. Nb.

Aircraft was not adequately equipped for airframe ice.Pilot-entered area of known icing conditions.

3 Fatalities

 

 

History:  Banner Oil, Inc

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Serial #: 44-35905
Construction #: 29184
Civil Registration:
  N9400Z
Model(s):
  A-26C-50-DT
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info:

 

History:
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Serial #: 43-22602
Construction #: 18749
Civil Registration:
  N9990Z
Model(s):
  A-26C
  B-26C
  On Mark Marketeer
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Taywin Investment Co, Lakewood, CO, 1964.
- Registered as N9990Z.
Kimberley Leasing Corp, St. Paul, MN, 1966-1969.
Cutless Aviation, 19??.
Carlton B. Baker, Simsbury, CT, 1972.
- Open storage, Springfield, VT, 1968-1974.
Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, 1974-2002.
- Undercarraige collapsed, Orlando, FL, during delivery to MARC, 1975.
- Displayed at Wings & Wheels Museum, Orlando, FL, 1975-1981.
- Museum closed 1981.
- Loaned to 94 Aero Squadroon Restaurant, West Palm Beach, FL, 1984-1995.
-- Displayed as 3-2260.

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Serial #: 41-39555
Construction #:
Civil Registration:
  N103C
 
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
 
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 39555 to civil registry as N103C with Pinellas Central Bank

 

History:


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Serial #: 41-39215
Construction #: 6928
Civ. Registration:
  N5292V
  N5294V

N4000M
  N200M
  N142ER
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
  On Mark
  Marketeer
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2007

 

History:
Recta Air Aenterprises, 19??
- Registered as N5292V
On Mark engineering Co, Van Nuys, CA, 1963
Reregistered as N200M by ???, 19??..
L.B. Maytag Jr, Miami, FL, 1966
- Registered as N4000M.
Embry Riddle Institute, Daytona Beach, FL, 1969-1974.
- Registered as N142ER.
Milt Stollak, Burbank, CA, 1977.
Gold Coast Classic Cars, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May, 1982.
Courtesy Aircraft Inc., Rockford, IL, Feb. 1984.
ADA Aircraft Museum, Oklahoma, OK Feb. 1985.
- Forced landing after engine fire during delivery flight, Lawton, OK, Mar. 17, 1985.
- Left wing destroyed.
Jim Ricketts/Aero Nostalgia Inc, Stockton, CA, 1986-1989.
- Static Restoration.
US Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL, 1990-2007.
- Displayed as "JD-1 USN/Bu77141".
- Under restoration, 2007.

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Serial #: 44-34550
Construction #: 27829
Civil Registration:
  N7769C
  CF-CCR
  N355Q
  HK-1247W
  HK-1247P
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
  On Mark Marketeer
Name: None
Status: Destroyed
Last info: 1988

 

History:
On Mark Engineering Co, Van Nuys, CA, 19??
- Registered as N7769C.
Canadian Comstock Racing Team, 1962-1967.
- Registered as CF-CCR.
Orange County Airways Inc, Montgomery, NY, 1969-1970.
- Registered as N355Q.
J. R. Acosta & L. C. H. Lizcano, 19??
- Registered as HK-1247W.
- Reregistered as HK-1247P.
- Crashed on take-off, Bogota-El Dorado, Sept. 21, 1988.

 

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Serial #: 41-39516
Construction #:
  7229
Civil Registration:
  N237Y
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
  On Mark
  Marksman
Name: None
Status: Static Display
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Standard Oil Co, Chicago, IL, 1954-1963.
- Registered as N237Y.
Alsam Inc, Youndston, OH, 1966-1969.
PBF Enterprises, Akron, OH, 1970-1972.
Calspan Corp, Buffalo, NY/Edwards AFB, CA, 1977-1990.
National Warplane Museum, Geneseo, NY, 1990-2002.
- Donated by Calspan Corp.
- Displayed in 149th BS (Light), Virginia ANG scheme.

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Serial #: 44-34616
Construction #: 27895
Civil Registration:
  N2890D
  N300V
Model(s):
  A-26B
  VB-26B
  On Mark Marketeer

Lockheed Air Super 26
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 1978

 

History:
Registered as N2890D
Commonwealth Plan Inc, Boston, MA,
- Registered as N300V.
Daniel G. Van Clief, Esmont, VA, 1963-1966.
Omni Investment Corp, Washington DC, 1966-1970.
Sale reported on USCR, 1978.

 


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Serial #: 44-35913
Construction #:
  29192
Civil Registration:
  N3522C
  N303WC
Model(s):
  A-26C
  On Mark
Name: None
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2001

 

History:
Registered as N3522G by ????, 19??.
On Mark Engineering Co, Van Nuys, CA, 19??.
- Registered as N303WC.
Western Contracting Corp, Lincoln, NE, 1963-1969.
Texas Instruments Inc, Dallas, TX, 1971-1977.
Edward G. Counselman, Topeka, KS, Nov. 1978-1984.
USAFM, Linear Air Park, Dyess AFB, TX, 1984-2002.
- Displayed as 435913.
- Fitted with 8 gun nose.

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Serial #: 44-35640
Construction #: 28919
Civil Registration:
  N4204A
Model(s):
  A-26C
  B-26C
  Smith Tempo II
Name: None
Status: Destroyed
Last info: 1980

 

History:
L. B. Smith Aircraft Corp., Miami, FL, 1960.
- Registered as N4204A.
- Acquired from USAF disposal, Hanscom AFB, MA, Nov. 27, 1957.
- Rebuilt as prototype for Smith Temp I & II.
- Test Flying, Miam, Oct. 1959-1962.
Pinellas Aircraft Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, Mar. 7, 1963.
Appliance Buyers Credit Corp, St. Joseph, MI, Apr. 18, 1963-1966.
North Phoenix Aviation, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 1966-1967.
A. Newton Ball, Dillingham, AK, Jan. 1, 1967.
Robert L. Carleton, North Hollywood, CA, Feb. 23, 1967-1968.
University Of Nevada, Reno, NV, June 12, 1968-1980.
- Stalled and Crashed due to airframe icing during weather research flight, Georgetown, CA, Mar. 2, 1980.

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Serial #: 41-39262
Construction #: 
Civil Registration:
  N5510V P-Type
 
Model(s):
  A-26C
  Rhodes berry Silver 60
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: Crashed and destoyed in March 65 possibly running a philippenes registration

 

History: Rhodes Berry Co, Los Angeles CA.

Silver Sixty 1960 = Conversion of Douglas B-26B. 14pCmwM rg; two 2000hp P&W R-2800-79; span: 70'0" length: 51'3" load: 14,500# v: 405/325/95 range: 1200; ff prototype: 6/25/60 [N5510V].

The plane was uniquely fitted with a rear opening cargo ramp

Possibly the ugliest of all Invader conversions, the Rhodes Berry Silver 60 was built at Whiteman Airpark in the San Fernando Valley of southern California during the late 1950s. The fuselage was completely re-designed resulting in a swollen unit that could accommodate up to 16 passengers. Because of the deeper fuselage, the nose gear could now retract straight back without first swiveling as on stock Invaders. The first and probably the only Silver 60 flew on 25 June 1960.

It is thought another example was built but information relating to this aircraft cannot be found.  

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Serial #: 44-34761
Construction #: 28040
Civil Registration:
  N67158
  N400E
  N60XY
  N60XX
Model(s):
  A-26B
  On Mark Marksman
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Delivered to Reconstruction Finance Corp as 44-34761, 19??.
- Immediately put up for dispossal, 1945-1946.
Superior Oil Co, Lafayette, LA, 1954.
- Registered as N67158.
Colorado Interstate Gas, Colorado Springs, CO, 1961-1964.
- Registered as N400E.
Occidental Leasing Corp, Los Angeles, CA, 1966-1969.
- Operated by Occidental Petroleum, Las Angeles, CA, 1966-1970.
- Operated by Holiday Inns Of America, 1968.
Occidental Chemical Corp, Los Angeles, CA, 1970-1972.
- Registered as N60XY.
- Ferried from Beirut to USA, Feb. 13, 1974.
Registered as N60XX by ????, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1976-2002.
- Sale Reported.

Thought to have been lost during smuggling operations.

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Serial #: 41-39497
Construction #: 7210
Civil Registration:
  N71Y
  HK-??59

N67163?
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
  On Mark
  Marketeer
Name: None
Status: Derelict
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Alex Oser, circa 1950.
- Acquired from USAF as scrap.
Texas Railroad Equipment Co, Houston, TX, 1952.
- Registered as N71Y.
Eastern Aircraft Sales, New York, NY, 1953.
- Planned sale to French AF.
Standard Oil Co, Chicago, IL, 1954-1964.
Ralph D. Tait, Greensburg, PA, 1966.
Aviation Inc, Charleston, WV, 1969-1972.
Impounded Bogota-El Dorado AB, Colombia, 1975-1995.
Robert Kelley, Inglewood, CA, 1977
Registered as HK-??59 by ???, 19??.
Jeremiah S. Boehmer, Grants Pass, OR, Feb. 1985-2002.
- Reregistered as N71Y.
- Remained impounded Bogota-El Dorado AB, Colombia, 1975-1995.
Derelict by 1995.

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Serial #: 44-35950
Construction #:29229
Civil Registration:
  N67148
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
Name: None
Status:
Last info: Crashed nr Union City OK, Oct 3rd 1955

 

History:

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Serial #: 44-35226
Construction #: 28605
Civil Registration:
  N2889D
  N40Y
  N401Y
Model(s):
  A-26C
  B-26C
  On Mark Marketeer
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Registered as N2889D by ???, 19??.
On Mark Engineering Corp, Van Nuys, CA, 1957.
- Registered as N40Y.
- Converted as prototype On Mark Marketeer.
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co, Youngstown, OH, 1957.
Boothe Leasing Corp, San Francisco, CA, 1963-1966.
- Registered as N401Y.
Business Aircraft Lessors, Elyria, OH, 1969-1970.
Active Air Inc, Wakeman, OH, 1977.
George J. Rivera, San Jose, CA, 1981-1984.
Endless Turn Inc, Leoti, KS, 1987-1988.
Stallion Aircraft, Bensenville, IL, May 1990-1995.
Air Classics Aircraft Museum, Chicago-Du Page, IL, 1995-1996.
- Restored to airworthy, 1995.
Air Classics Inc, Chicago, IL, Jan. 17, 1997-1999.
- Last flew, May 1998.
- Parked, Rockford, IL, 1998-2001.
Courtesy Aircraft Inc, Rockford, IL, June 15, 1999-2000.
Keith Taurman/Tidewater Wings Inc, Virginia Beach, VA, Dec. 1999-2002.
- Under restoration, Rockford, IL, 2000-2002.
- Marked as 435326/BC-326.

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Serial #: 44-34746
Construction #: 28025
Civil Registration:
  None
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
Name: Sonny
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2001

 

 

History:
VFW Post 382, El Reno, OK, Sept. 1957-2001.
- Trucked from Sheppard Field, TX, 1957.
- Reassembled in place.
- Displayed as "Sonny".

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Serial #: 44-34602
Construction #: 27881
Civil Registration:
  N8392H
  N167B
Model(s):
  A-26B
  TA-26B
  TB-26B
  VB-26B
  Rock Island Monarch 26
Name: Sugarland Express
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Delivered to USAF as 44-34602.
- SOC: July 1, 1958.
- Stored at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ.
Jack Lysdale Flying Service, St. Paul, MN, 1964.
- Registered as N8392H.
Stahmann Farms Inc., Las Cruces, NM, 1966-1987.
- Conversion to Rock Island Monarch 26 configuration started, Hutchinson, KS.
- Finished by Hamilton Aircraft, Tucson, AZ.
RLS 51 Ltd, San Francisco, CA, 1987-2001.
- Restored to military configuration with 8 Gun nose, Grand Junction, CO, 1987.
- Delivered Oslo, Norway, May 1988
- Registered as N167B, Feb. 1989
- Operated by Scandinavian Historical Flight, Oslo, Norway
- Flies as 434602/BC-602 Sugarland Express.
Joda LLC, Town And Country, MO, Feb. 8, 2001-2002.

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Serial #: 44-35725
Construction #: 29004
Civil Registration:
  N800W
Model(s):
  A-26C
  RB-26C
  B-26C
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 1976

 

History:
James M. Cook, Jacksboro, TX, 1963-1964.
- Registered as N800W.
US Department of Commerce, Washington DC, 1964-1969.
- Modified by On Mark with covert ops modifications with tip tanks.
- Flew with dual registrations N800W/N35725.
MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ, 1965-1976.
- Stored as N800W/35725.
Allied Aircraft Inc, Tucson, AZ, Apr. 2, 1976.
- Delivered from MASDC.

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Serial #: 44-34722
Construction #: 28001
Civil Registration:
  N3222T
  N62289
Model(s):
  A-26B
  TB-26B
Name: Unknown
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Wilson C. Edwards, San Angelo, TX, 1963-1969.
- Registered N3222T.
Delvered to Salvadoren AF as 600.
- BOC: Aug. 1969.
- SOC: 1974.
John J. Stokes, San Marcos, TX, 1974-1992.
- Registered as N62289.
- Reregistered as N3222T, Apr. 1981.
- Flew as 443472/Frantic Fraye.
Courtesy Aircraft Inc, Rockford, IL, Apr. 1992.
Northaire Inc, Wilmington, DE, Oct. 1992-1994.
Wally Fisk/Amjet Aircraft Corp, St. Pail MN, Feb. 1994.
Amclyde Engineered Products, Medford, OR, Nov. 8, 1994-1995.
Jack Erickson/Tillamook Aviation Museum
, Tillamook, OR, Apr. 12, 1995-2002.

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Serial #: 44-35562
Construction #: 28841
Civ. Registration:
  N707TG
  N7079S
  N9176Z
  N7079G
Model(s):
  A-26C
  B-26C
  On Mark Marketeer
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Texas Gas Transmission Corp, Owensboro, KY, 1961-1966.
- Registered as N707TG.
Registered as N7079S by ??, 19??.
registered as N9176Z by ???, 19??.
Natrona Service Inc, Casper, WY, 1969-1988.
- Registered as N7079G.
Conrad Yelvington, South Daytona, FL, Aug. 1989-1992.
- Operated by Lady Barbel Abela & Len Perry, London, UK, 1991-1992.
- Flown as Bar-Belle Bomber.
Bar Belle Aviation Inc, Miami, FL, July 1992-1995.
- Forced landing, St. Paul-Holman Field, MN, Aug. 9, 1992.
- Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage, Holman Field, MN, 1992-1998.
Combat Air Museum, Lafayette, LA, 1994-1996.
Amjet Aircraft Corp/Polar Aviation Museum, Anoka County, MN, Jan. 20, 1998-2000.
Vintage Aircraft LLC, Guthrie, OK, Aug. 22, 2000-2002.

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Serial #: 44-35590
Construction #: 28869
Civil Registration:
  N3248G
Model(s):
  A-26C
  RB-26C
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 1996

 

History:
E.J. Quick, 19??.
- Registered as N3248G.
Ray Karrels, Port Washington, WI, 1963-1970.
Earl Reinert/Victory Air Museum, Mundelein, IL, 1976-1985.
- Displayed as 3rd BG "Nightmare".
Earl Reinert, Arlington Heights, IL, Sept. 1987-1996.
- Registered as N3248G.
- Stored dismantled, Rockford, IL, 1996.
Kermit Weeks/Fantasy Of Flight, Polk City, FL, 1996.
- Stored dismantled.
















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