Castle Air Museum

 

 

Castle Air Force Base located in Atwater, California was named in honour of Brigadier General Frederick W. Castle.
More than simply lines from a movie, these words started adrenaline surging through the veins of men whose courage and skill were tested daily in the skies over the Pacific, Europe, Africa, Korea and later, Vietnam.
To those who survived it, there is nothing glamorous about war. But, there is something awesome...a mystique...about the aircraft flown by the brave pilots and crews of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict.
These aircraft...planes like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, the B-29 Super Fortress, the B-26 Marauder and the B-25 Mitchell Bomber as well as the Mustang, Thunderbolt and Lightning are as much a part of America's heritage as Independence Hall, and the Battlefield at Gettysburg. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt announced that the U. S. would build 50,000 planes a year to help defeat the Axis powers. It was a number that, by his own admission, he had picked out of thin air. Production in 1939 was 2,195 aircraft. In the event, 300, 000 military aircraft were produced in the years 1940 through 1945, 95,272 in 1944 alone. When World War II ended, most of them were withdrawn from service and scrapped almost as rapidly as they had been built.
 
Castle Air Museum is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, adjacent to Castle Airport. Driving time is approximately one hour from Fresno, two hours from Sacramento, and three hours from San Francisco.
 

Avro Vulcan B.2

Avro Vulcan B.2

Beech C-45G Expeditor

Beech T-34 Mentor

Beechcraft

Boeing B-17G Flyingfortress

Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Boeing B-47E Stratojet

Boeing B-47E Stratojet

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker

Boeing WB-50D Superfortress

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe

Consolidated B-24M Liberator

Consolidated B-24M Liberator

Convair 240 (HC-131A)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger

Convair F-106A Delta Dart

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Curtiss C-46D Commando

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk

Douglas A-26B Invader

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Douglas C-47A Skytrain

Douglas C-47A Skytrain

Douglas R5D-4 Skymaster

F-100C Super Sabre

F-100C Super Sabre

F-100C Super Sabre

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar

Fairchild C-123K Provider

Fairchild C-123K Provider

General Dynamics FB-111A

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Intrance

Kaman HH-43B Huskie

Lockheed C-56 Loadstar

Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star

Lockheed F-104B Starfighter

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

Martin EB-57 Canberra

McDonnell F-4E Phantom

McDonnell F-4E Phantom

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle

McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle

McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle

North American B-25J Mitchell

North American F-86H Sabre

North American T-39A-1-NA

Northrop F-89J Scorpion

Republic F-84F Thunder Streak

Republic F-105B Thunderchief

Republic F-105B Thunderchief

Vought_LTV RF-8C Crusader

Vought_LTV RF-8C Crusader

Vultee BT-13 Valiant

 

  

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