113th FS/85th FIS Aircraft
Courtesy of Dave McLaren and Duncan Curtis. - 2006
T -6D Unknown Gained in 1952.
Transferred out in fall of 1953
T -6G Unknown Gained in 1952. Transferred out in fall of 1953
T -33A 51-6908 Crashed 4/28/54 -- Crashed on approach
at Offutt AFB. Pilots, Bob Lynch and Fred Brown survived.
T -33A 52-9636 Crashed 6/24/54 -- Crashed on take off, Scott AFB. Pilot, Ron Long survived, A/2C Larry Stevens died.
T -33A 52-9765 Exploded 9/10/56 -- Exploded on takeoff. Pilots, Ted Stoik and Dennis Kidd died.
T -33A 53-5078 To 178th FIS ND-ANG. Display Dickenson, ND --
Picture courtesy of David McLaren
T -33A 56-1626 ?
T -33A 56-1698 Major Accident 4/4/59 -- Engine failure on takeoff. Pilot Robert Gregory uninjured.
L-20A 52-6083 from 33rd AD 03-10-1953. Civilian in Alaska --
Registered to Kenneth Wright, Anchorage, Alaska
model photo courtesy of Bob Archibald
Picture below courtesy of Harry Bell
F-51D 44-63788 from 175th FIS. To 167th FBS WV-ANG --
This 85th aircraft made it's way to France. Crashed
and destroyed in 1988
1957: N61712C, N335J, N3350 (Ed Weiner)
F-51D 44-72718 from 113th FIS. To 167th FBS WV-ANG
F-51D 44-72739 from 54th FIS. To 171 st FIS MI-ANG
F-51D 44-72837 from 187th FIS. To 105th FIS TN-ANG
F-51D 44-72993 from 179th FIS. To Yuma AFB
F-51D 44-73013 from 54th FIS. To 172nd FIS MI-ANG
F-51D 44-73142 from 54th FIS. To 109th FIS MN-ANG -- This aircraft being restored in Livermore, CA
1963: N6173C (Michael T. Loening)
F-51D 44-73192 from 54th FIS. To 172nd FIS MI-ANG
F-51D 44-73228 from 18th FIS. To 113th FIS IN-ANG
F-51D 44-73248 from 123rd FIS. To 107th FIS MI-ANG
F-51D 44-73446 from 54th FIS. To 148th FIS PA-ANG
F-51D 44-73478 from 54th FIS. To 133rd FIS NH-ANG
F-51D 44-73541 from 113th FIS. To 163rd FIS IN-ANG
F-51D 44- 73567 from 113th FIS. To 179th FIS MN-ANG
F-51D 44-73673 from 54th FIS. To ?
F-51D 44-73683 from 113th FIS. To 148th FIS PA-ANG -- This 85th aircraft on display, San Diego Aero Museum
1958: Nicaragua FAN GN119
F-51D 44-73694 from 113th FIS. To ?
F-51D 44-74450 from 113th FIS. To McClellan AFB (storage)
F-51D 44-74583 from 113th FIS. To 153rd TRS MS-ANG
F-51D 44-74675 from 113th FIS. To McClellan AFB (storage)
F-51D 44-74855 from ? Accident 4/14/53. Disposition unk --
Gear collapsed on landing. Pilot, Emil Froelich OK.
F-51D 44-74982 from ? To ?
F-51D 44-84961 from 187th FIS. To 108th FIS IL-ANG
F-51D 44-84984 from 195th FBS. To McClellan AFB (storage)
F-51D 45-11374from 113th FIS. To 133rd FIS NH-ANG
F-51D 45-11397 from 113th FIS. To McClellan AFB (storage)
F-51D 45-11497 from 113th FIS. To McClellan AFB (storage)
F-51D 45-11561 from 136th FBW. Crashed 2/4/54 -- Lost control and spun in. Pilot, Neil Hadley.
F-51D 45-11584 from 133rd FIW. To 163rd FIS IN-ANG
F-80C 48-396 from ? March 1953. To 33rd AD Jan. 1954. (Crashed 2/25/54 w/ 33rd AD
pilot became lost)
F-80C ? from ? March 1953. To 33rd AD Jan. 1954
Following is combined listing of David McLaren and Duncan Curtis. Curtis
info is in red.
Initial F-86D equipment of 85th FIS comprised 8
F-86D-20, one F-86D-30 and 18 F-86D-35 aircraft (a total of 27). The
first was assigned to 85th FIS straight from North American on 17 August 1953 (s/n 51-6235, an F-86D-35) and the
last of this batch was assigned on 7 December (s/n 51-6253, also an F-86D-35).
This batch of aircraft were retained by 85th FIS until July 1954 when they began to be ferried out to McClellan AFB
for slotting into the Project Pull-Out conversion line (to bring them up to a common F-86D-45 standard).
In their place, 24 Pull-Out converted F-86D-31 aircraft arrived (serial numbers included in the range 51-5995 to 6141),
and these were retained until May and June 1955, when they were reassigned to McClellan AFB and North American
at Fresno for overhaul.
The third batch of F-86Ds operated by 85th FIS were F-86D-41s, similarly Pull-Out converted aircraft, this time with
serials in the 52-3598 to 3897 range. (I don't know why the squadron completely re-equipped with similar aircraft at
this point, but I'd like to know) . The F-86D-41s were retained until March 1957 when all the survivors were routed into
the Fresno, Inglewood and McClellan lines for conversion into F-86Ls..
The fourth and final allotment of Sabres to 85th FIS were a mixture of F-86L-45, 50, 55 and -60 aircraft, delivered from
June 1957. When the Sabres were phased out, most were transferred out to Texas ANG squadrons in June/July 1959.
SEE LIST OF SURVIVING F-86D/L AT END OF LISTING.
August 1953 - Initial equipment with F-86D
F-86D 51-2891 from Norton? date To ? Coded "M" *
F-86D 51-2982 from Norton 11/11/53. To McClellan Coded "UtI" 6NOV54
F-86D 51-2991 from Norton 9/1/53. To McClellan 6NOV54 Currently preserved at Heart of Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX.
F-86D 51-2999 from Norton 9/2/53. To McClellan 24MAR55
F-86D 51-3004 from Norton 9/2/53. To McClellan 07NOV54
F-86D 51-3026 from Norton 12/1/53. To McClellan 2APR55 -- Major damage in hard landing 06-10-1954. Pilot Ellis Meaker.
F-86D 51-3029 from Norton 9/12/53. Accident 12/2/53 -- Control system failure. Pilot, Major Yancy Williams. Fatal
Curtiss shows accident date as 22oct53. Crashed after takeoff on runway 14. Jim Vorhies says
the aircraft crashed in the O'Club parking lot.
F-86D 51-3099 from Norton 9/2/53. To McClellan Coded "R" 03JAN55
F-86D 51-3111 from Norton 9/1/53. To McClellan ?
Curtiss indicates to 479th Day Fighter Wing, George AFB, 04JAN55
F-86D 51-6091 from? To Perrin
*1953-54: USAF 323rd FIS.
*1954-55: USAF 85th FIS.
*1956: Upgraded to F-86L.
*1957: USAF 3625th CCTW.
*1957-1962: USAF 3555th CCTW.
*1962: USAF 3555th MSG
Currently preserved at Carswell AFB, TX
F-86D-30 -- New from NAA
51-6123 from ? 30NOV53. To Sacramento AMC.
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*6/1958: Transferred to the Danish AF
F-86D-35 -- All new from NAA
F-86D 51-6225 from NAA 9/1/53. To McClellan Coded "N" O3SEP54
Ed Shortal and 225 on ramp at Scott.
F-86D 51-6226 from NAA 9/2/53. Accident 6/27/54 Coded "K" -- Wheels up in farmer's field. Pilot, Stuart Kane survived.
To Fresno NAA, 21JAN56
to McClellan, 04SEP54
F-86D 51-6228 from NAA 9/1/53. To McClellan Coded "A", 09SEP54
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS as "A".
*Transferred to the Greek AF.
F-86D 51-6232 from NAA 10/28/53. To McClellan, 23JAN56
F-86D 51-6235 from NAA 8/17/53. To 111th FIS TX-ANG, 27SEP54
First F-86D to arrive Scott AFB. Pilot Carl Habeck
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*1954: Texas ANG 111th FIS.
F-86D 51-6236 from NAA 8/1/53. To 46th AD, 15MAR54 -- Major fire on ground at Richards-Gebaur. Pilot, Dick Gruber
F-86D 51-6242 from NAA 9/8/53. To McClellan, 11OCT54 -- On ramp at Scott with Dick Gruber. See F-51 in distance.
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*USAF 526th FIS (86th FIW).
*8/25/1956: Written off at Landstuhl AB, West Germany.
F-86D 51-6244 from NAA 9/8/53. To McClellan, 08OCT54
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*1954: USAF 16th FIS (51st FIW).
*Transferred to the Japanese AF as 84-8167. Or as 04-8167?
F-86D 51-6253 from NAA 12/7/53. To McClellan, 11OCT54
F-86D 51-8280 09SEP53
F-86D 51-8291 from? To Formosa Coded "M", 11OCT54
*1954: USAF 85th FIS as "M".
*1954: Transferred to the Taiwanese AF as 86903
F-86D 51-8299 31AUG53. to McClellan, 08AUG54
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*USAF 95th FIS.
*1958: USAF 68th FIS.
*1/7/1958: Written off at Itazuke AB, Japan.
F-86D 51-8306 04SEP53. to NAA Fresno, 14SEP54
F-86D 51-8409 28NOV53. to 4750th Air Defense Wing, Yuma, 24NOV54
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*1954: USAF 4750th ADW.
*Currently preserved at Tulsa APT, OK.
F-86D 51-8479 04DEC53. to McClellan, 28NOV54
F-86D 51-8496 30NOV5353. to McClellan, 28NOV54
*1953-54: USAF 85th FIS.
*1957: USAF 431st FIS.
*1/23/1957: Written off at Wheelus AB, Libya? Or not?
*Transferred to the Yugoslavian AF as 14015.
S/n date to 85th FIS to loss date/fate
Sacramento Air Materiel Area
*1953: USAF 60th FIS.
*1954-55: USAF 85th FIS. &&
51-5998 08Dec54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 14May55
51-6001 14Oct54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 12May55
51-6003 20Oct54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 29Jun55
51-6006 16Oct54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 24May55
51-6026 01Dec54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 23Jun55 Delivered to Fresno by Don Condra
51-6034 18Oct54 NAA Fresno 31Jul55
51-6050 30Nov54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 15Jun55
51-6052 01Dec54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 08Jun55
51-6056 16Sep54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 29Jun55
51-6080 16Oct54 NAA Fresno 31Jul55
51-6084 20Oct54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 12May55
51-6088 20Oct54 NAA Fresno 08Aug55
51-6091 19Oct54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 29Jun55
51-6092 17Sep54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 24May55
51-6094 20Oct54 NAA Fresno 18Aug55
51-6101 30Nov54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 29Jun55
51-6105 08Dec54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 24May55
51-6125 30Nov54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 14Jun55
51-6127 15Sep54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 12May55
51-6132 01Dec54 NAA Fresno 08Aug55
51-6139 03Dec54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 23Jun55
51-6140 21Sep54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 14May55
51-6141 28Oct54 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 08Jun55
May 1955-Second Re-equipment with post-Pullout F-86Ds
F-86D-41, all from conversion at NAA Fresno unless stated
Note: 52-3889 from 326th FIS
F-86D 52-3725 from 14th FIS. To 181 st FIS TX-ANG06Aug57 -- Open house at Scott. Pilot, Roger Pile.
52-3751 20Jul55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area
52-3752 21Jun55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 06May57
52-3770 05Jun55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 24Jul57
52-3771 05Jun55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 12Aug57
52-3779 26Jul55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 19Aug57
52-3786 02May55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 19Aug57
52-3788 02Jun55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 13Aug57
52-3795 02May55 Sacramento Air Materiel Area 22Mar57
F-86D 52-3797 from ? To ? -- Alert hangar ramp c1956
F-86D 52-3801 ? from NAA Fresno,To NAA Fresno 16JUL57
F-86D 52-3805 15JUN55 from NAA Fresno, To ? 16JUL57
F-86D 52-3806 21JUL55 from NAA Fresno, To Sacramento AMC 12AUG57
F-86D 52-3810 9MAY55 from NAA Fresno. Accident 10/1/55 -- Crashed on landing at Scott AFB. Pilot, Ronald Fergusen . Ejected. Fatal.
F-86D 52-3840 15JUL55 from NAA Fresno. To NAA Inglewood, 19JUL57
F-86D 52-3848 03MAY55 from NAA Fresno. To Sacramento AMC, 24JUL57
F-86D 52-3850 02JUN55 from NAA Fresno.To NAA Fresno, 18JUL57
F-86D 52-3854 26JUL55 from NAA Fresno. To Sacramento AMC, 24JUL57
F86-D 52-3861 16JUN55 from NAA Fresno. To NAA Fresno, 22JUL57
F-86D 52-3864 from 62nd FIS 8/55. To 173rd FIS NE-ANG. 29MAY57 -- on display in Maryland for years. Eventually salvaged.
F-86D 52-3865 15JUN55 from NAA Fresno. To NAA Fresno, 18JUL57
F-86D 52-3867 from NAA Fresno. Accident 10/9/56 -- Crashed, Mascoutah, IL. Pilot Roger Pile ejected and survived.
F-86D 52-3868 from NAA Fresno. Accident 8/3/56 -- Lost on cross country mission, ran out of fuel, forced landing in farmer's field near Turner AFB, GA. 1/Lt Tony Skur injured.
F-86D 52-3879 07JUN55 from NAA Fresno. To Sacramento AMC, 07AUG57- Pictured on ramp at Scott with Pilot Bob Lynch set up for alert 1955.
F-86D 52-3891 15JUN55 from NAA
Fresno. To NAA Fresno. 22JUL57.
Went to Davis- Monthan for salvage 5/61
F-86D 52-3897 05MAY55 from NAA Fresno. To Sacramento AMC, 12AUG57.
June 1957 -- Re-equipment with F-86L
F-86L 52-4136 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn Ellington 03Jun59 Pictured in snapshot from Mike Hagan c1957
F-86L 52-4172 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn
F-86L 52-4212 02MAR59 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn Ellington 08Jun59
F-86L 52-4298 13AUG57 from ? Accident 4/9/59 -- Crashed, engine failure near Houston, IL. Pilot, Charles Rasnic ejected safely.
F-86L 52-9984 08AUG57 from 444th FIS . To McClelland O1JUN59
F-86L 52-10088 12/57 from 86th FIS . To 127th FIS KS-ANG 01JUN59
F-86L 52-10129 10/07/57 from 86th FIS . To 111th FIS TX-ANG 16MAR59
F-86L 52-10134 08/57 from 5th FIS . Accident 7/21/58 -- Inflight fire. Pilot Charles Rogers ejected and survived.
F-86L 53-562 10/10/57 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn Ellington
F-86L 53-572 10/10/57 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn Ellington 03Jun59
F-86L 53-576 06AUG57 from ? Accident. Destroyed 11/19/57 -- Mid-air over Sparta, IL with 53-594. Pilot James Metz survived.
F-86L 53-582 08AUG57 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 02JUN59
F-86L 53-594 08AUG57 from ? Accident. Destroyed. 11/19/57 -- Mid-air over Sparta, IL with 53-576. Pilot William McDaniels blown clear with major injuries.
F-86L 53-643 26JUN57 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 02JUN59
F-86L 53-664 27JUN57 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 02JUN59 -- Texas ANG ramp??
F-86L 53-693 30SEP57. To Sacramento AMC, 11JUN59
F-86L 53-696 1JUL57. To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 08JUN59
F-86L 53-701 06AUG57. To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 08JUN59
F-86L 53-721 13AUG57. To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 03JUN59
F-86L 53-722 01JUL57. To Sacramento AMC 11JUN59
F-86L 53-737 08AUG57. To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 02JUN59
F-86L 53-803 19AUG57. from ? To Sacramento AMC 21MAY59
F-86L 53-883 19AUG57. from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 02JUN59
F-86L 53-900 28JUN57 from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 03JUN59
F-86L 53-963 01JUL57. from ? To 125th CLM Sqn, Imeson, 19JUN59
F-86L 53-976 24JAN58. from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 03JUN59
F-86L 53-977 11JAN58. from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 02JUN59
F-86L 53-1052 04JUL57. from ? To 147th CLM Sqn, Ellington, 03JUN59
F-86L 53-1065 from ? To?
* Decals for this Sabre to fit the Monogram/Revell 1/48" scale plastic model kit are available from Super Scale International, sheet #48-954.
Surviving ex-85th FIS F-86D:
51-2991 Heart of Texas Coliseum, fairgrounds Waco TX for display by .70
51-6003 Fukushima, Japan for display
51-6026 Vandel AB, Denmark as decoy
51-6034 Oksbol ranges, Denmark
51-6056 Beale AFB CA for display
51-6080 Takasuki, Japan for display
51-6084 New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology, Socorro NM
51-6091 Southwest Aerospace Museum, Carswell AFB, TX
51-6123 Karup AB, Denmark as decoy
51-6132 Chitose AB, Japan for display
51-6140 New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology, Socorro NM
51-8283 donated Ellington TX Oct59
51-8409 Tulsa OK ANG Base
52-3770 Austin ANG HQ TX
52-3840 donated museum 26Aug60, to Lookout Mountain TN for display
52-3864 donated American Legion 08Dec59, to Lanham MD for display, scrapped?
52-3887 donated VFW Post 06Jan60, Washington MO
Surviving ex-85th FIS F-86L:
53-693 New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology, Socorro NM
53-900 donated museum/school 31Oct60, to Houston Airport TX for display
53-977 China Lake ranges CA
1. w/o = aircraft written off in accident
2. Sacramento Air Materiel Area = McClellan AFB (overhaul/modification)
3. NAA Fresno = North American Aviation, Fresno CA (overhaul/modification)
4. NAA Inglewood = North American Aviation, Inglewood CA (overhaul/modification)
5. 147th CLM Sqn Ellington = 147th Consolidated Logistics Maint Sqn, TX Air National Guard