This site covers virtually all U.S. aircraft designed or used during World War II.

All photos are believed to be at least 50 years old and in the public domain. Any comments should be directed to the webmaster.   (Specify the name of this site when emailing, as I manage several sites.)

In order to find the aircraft you're looking for:

Choose one: Look up aircraft by name
Look up aircraft by manufacturer
Look up aircraft by type / function







Can't get out? If you arrived at this page via a search engine (looking for a specific plane), you've been forced  into this framework so that the other frames are available for navigation purposes. You won't be able to return to your original search engine page by using the "BACK" button, but you can return there if you use the "Go" pull-down menu (Netscape) or the "History" menu (if you use IE).

What's New:

October 27, 2010: pages for the Kellett KD-1 and YO-60 autogyros, and the Platt-LePage XR-1 autogyro
February 11, 2009: Added reference links to Wikipedia to most all aircraft pages (and deleted some dead weblinks).
March 16, 2005: Added pages for the Hughes XF-11 and  Spruce Goose, and the Republic XF-12 Rainbow.
August 2, 2004: Added a page for the Sikorsky JR2S (VS-44) flying boat.
September 23, 2003: Added a photo of the Hall PH-3 seaplane and another Avenger photo.
July 20, 2003: Added the Consolidated (Convair) XB-36 Peacemaker.
March 14, 2003: Added five experimental jet bombers (XB-43, XB-45, XB-46, XB-47, XB-48) that were designed (but not used) during the war.
December 8, 2002: Added the North American XB-28 prototype bomber, and the Beech AT-10 trainer.
October 7, 2002: Added the Ryan YO-51 observation aircraft.

June 20, 2002:
THIS WEBSITE IS MOVING! I am going to a dedicated server under my domain name of "", so the new address will be Please update your bookmarks. The old address will hopefully still work, but a re-direction will take the visitor to the new server. My aviation websites have become a victim of their own success, as I was getting so many visitors that my ISP was complaining about bandwidth useage, and I was forced to move to a commercial-grade server. This means that my costs for keeping my aviation websites online has suddenly increased 150%, and I was struggling to pay for them as it was. If you enjoy this site (or any of my other sites), please consider becoming a sponsor (ie. - make a donation) so that I can stay on-line. Email me for further information if you are interested.

January 4, 2002: Added the Lockheed P2V Neptune patrol bomber.
October 29, 2001: Added the Vought V-173 / XF5U-1 Flying Flapjack experimental fighter.
August 11, 2001: Added the C-74 Globemaster transport.
August 9, 2001: Replaced the title header with a more useful navigational bar. Added a page to allow for visitor donations, and pages linked to the popular planes listing books for those planes on 
July 6, 2001: Added a page for the F-3 photo recon Havoc by Douglas aircraft.
September 1, 2000: Added pages for the XB-42 Mixmaster and the XP-58 Chain Lightning.
May 22, 2000: Added a longer text history page for a handfull of the more popular aircraft.
May 9, 2000: Added a page for the Naval Aircraft Factory PBN Nomad, and extra photos for the Dauntless, Hudson, Maryland, Reporter, Destroyer, XA-32, C-46, O-46, and O-47.
April 7, 2000: Added the Boeing/Vega YB-40 escort bomber.
April 6, 2000: Added the Northrop F-15 Reporter reconnaissance aircraft.
April 3, 2000: Added a color illustration to the XP-54, XP-55, XP-56, and XP-67 pages.
March 14, 2000: Added a number of Attack aircraft pages: A-17A, A-24, A-25, A-36, XA-32, XA-41.
February 1, 2000: Added a page for the Northrop N-3PB patrol bomber floatplane.
January 6, 2000: Added pages for five experimental Navy fighters: Bell XFL-1 Airabonita, Boeing XF8B-1, Curtiss XF14C, Curtiss XF15C-1, and the Grumman F4F-3S "Wild Catfish" (Wildcat floatplane).  Info on these  planes was made available by the San Diego Aerospace Museum library, so a special "thanks!" to them.
November 23, 1999: Added a rating page for viewer input and votes, to increase site traffic.
November 1, 1999: Added pages for the Douglas O-46 and North American O-47.
October 26, 1999: Added more cross-reference designations to the Type index to aid searches.
October 5, 1999: Added two B-17 photos, and a link to my new B-17 website.
September 11, 1999: Miscellaneous text enhancements.
June 13, 1999: Replaced the TG-4A photo with a correct one, added a page for the Laister-Kauffmann XCG-10A.
May 27, 1999: Added links (for extra photos and data) to the individual pages of all the more popular planes. Fixed inaccurate climb rate data on a dozen pages.
May 25, 1999: Added a page for the Noorduyn Norseman (UC-64 transport).
May 22, 1999: Added the XB-35 bomber, and a picture to the XP-67 page. Added important entries on the Weblinks page.

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