T-6G Texan


Military History

The T-6 Texan, built by North American Aviation, was designed as an advanced trainer. It was intended to be a transition between basic trainers and first-line tactical aircraft. The T-6 was used to train most of the Allied pilots that flew in World War II. It is known by a variety of different names, depending on who operated it. The USAAC called it the 'AT-6', The USN called it the 'SNJ', and the RAF called it the 'Harvard'.

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T-6G-NA - Constr #: 168-092 - Serial No: 49-2988 (U.S. Air Force)

The known history of this aircraft is listed below.

Date Squadron Squadron Name Location
....     Original AT-6 model, manufacture date, location,
and history unknown
1950 Jul 13 Re-Manufactured
as T-6G
  Downey, CA
1950 Jul 24 3565th Basic Pilot Training Wing (Air Training Command) James Connally AFB, TX
1951 Nov 3306th Pilot Training Squadron (Air Training Command) Bainbridge AFB, GA
1955 Aug 3040th Aircraft Storage Squadron (Air Material Command) Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
1956 Jan Dropped from Inventory as surplus    
....     ....
1976     Civilian Ownership - Washington
1988     Civilian Ownership - Iowa
1989 - 1995     Civilian Ownership - California
1996 - 2003     Civilian Ownership - Washington
2006 Mar 21     Warbird Heritage Foundation