March Field Air Museum

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Address(1)22550 Van Buren Blvd (I-215 at Van Buren Blvd)

Exhibits - By Primary role
Advanced Trainer - 'AT' 1924-1948
 North American AT-6 (Texan) Serial No: 88-3267  
 North American AT-6 (Texan) Serial No: N6424D 
Attack - 'A' 1926-1947
 Douglas A-26C (Invader) Serial No: 44-35224 
 Douglas A-26C (Invader) Serial No: 44-35224 
Attack - 'A' 1962-Present
 Northrop YA-9A Serial No: 71-1368 
Basic Trainer - 'BT' 1930-1947
 Vultee BT-13A (Valiant) Serial No: 41-1306 
 Vultee BT-13A (Valiant) Serial No: 41-1414 
Bomber (Japan)
 Aichi D3A-1 Serial No: B1-211 
Bomber - 'B' 1924-Present
 Boeing B-17G (Flying Fortress) Serial No: 44-6393 
 Boeing B-29A (Superfortress) Serial No: 44-61669 
 Boeing B-47B (Stratojet) Serial No: Unknown 
 Boeing B-47E (Stratojet) Serial No: 53-2775 
 Boeing GB-52D (Stratofortress) Serial No: 55-0679 
 Martin EB-57B (Night Intruder) Serial No: 52-1519 
 North American B-25J (Mitchell) Serial No: 44-31032 
Fighter (USSR)
 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer-A) Serial No: 0301 
Fighter - 'F' 1948-Present
 Convair F-102A (Delta Dagger) Serial No: 56-1114 
 General Dynamics FB-111A (Aardvark) Serial No: 68-0245 
 McDonnell F-101B (Voodoo) Serial No: 59-0418 
 North American F-100C (Super Sabre) Serial No: 54-1786 
 North American F-86H (Sabre) Serial No: 53-1304 
 North American F-86L (SabreJet) Serial No: Unknown 
 Northrop F-89J (Scorpion) Serial No: 52-1949 
 Republic F-105B (Thunderchief) Serial No: 57-5803 
 Republic F-105D (Thunderchief) Serial No: 62-4383 
 Republic F-84C (Thunderjet) Serial No: 47-1595 
 Republic F-84F (Thunderstreak) Serial No: 51-9432 
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 Grumman F-14A (Tomcat) Serial No: 157990 
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4C (Phantom II) Serial No: 63-7693 
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E (Phantom II) Serial No: 68-0382 
 McDonnell-Douglas RF-4C (Phantom II) Serial No: 63-7746 
Gyro/Autogyro (USA)
 Bensen B-8M (Gyro-Copter) Serial No: Unknown 
Helicopter - 'H' 1948-Present
 Piasecki (Vertol) H-21B (Shawnee) Serial No: 53-4326 
Helicopter - 'H' 1962-Present
 Bell UH-1F (Iroquois) Serial No: 64-15480  
 Bell UH-1F (Iroquois) Serial No: 63-13143 
 McDonnell-Douglas OH-6A (Osage) Serial No: 68-17252  
Liaison - 'L' 1942-1962
 Stinson L-5 (Sentinel) Serial No: 63085 
Observation - 'O' 1962-Present
 Cessna O-2B (Super Skymaster) Serial No: 67-21465 
Primary Trainer - 'PT' 1925-1947
 Fairchild PT-19B (Cornell) Serial No: 43-5598 
 Stearman PT-13D (Kaydet) Serial No: 42-16388 
 Stearman PT-13D (Kaydet) Serial No: 42-16388 
 Stearman PT-17D Serial No: 42-16388  
Pursuit - 'P' 1925-1947
 Bell P-39Q (Airacobra) Serial No: 42-20000 
 Bell P-59A (Airacomet) Serial No: 44-22614  
 Bell XP-59A (Airacomet) Serial No: 44-22614 
 Curtiss P-40 (Kittyhawk I) Serial No: Unknown 
 Lockheed P-38L (Lightning) Serial No: 42-5413 
 Lockheed P-38L (Lightning) Serial No: 44-27231 
 North American P-51D (Mustang) Serial No: NL3333E 
Reconnaissance - 'R' 1962-Present
 Lockheed SR-71A (Blackbird) Serial No: 61-7975 
Scout trainer - Navy/Marines 'SN' 1939-1948
 Beech SNB-5 (Navigator) Serial No: 44588 
Trainer, Ground (USA)
 Link Trainer Serial No: Unknown 
Trainer - 'T' 1948-Present
 Lockheed T-33A (Shooting Star) Serial No: 58-0513 
 North American CT-39A (Sabreliner) Serial No: 62-4465 
 Northrop GT-38A (Talon) Serial No: 60-0593 
Transport (USSR)
 Antonov AN-2 (Colt) Serial No: N22AN  
Transport - 'C' 1925-1962
 Boeing KC-135A (Stratotanker) Serial No: 55-3130 
 Boeing KC-97L (Stratofreighter) Serial No: 53-0363 
 Convair C-131D (Samaritan) Serial No: 54-2808 
 Douglas VC-47A (Skytrain) Serial No: 43-15579 
 Fairchild C-119F (Flying Boxcar) Serial No: 22122  
 Fairchild C-119G (Flying Boxcar) Serial No: 22122 
 Fairchild C-123K (Provider) Serial No: 54-0612 
 Fairchild C-123K (Provider) Serial No: 54-0612 
 Lockheed C-141A (Starlifter) Serial No: 65-0257 
 Lockheed C-60 (Lodestar) Serial No: 12473  
Transport - 'R' 1931-1962
 Lockheed R5O-5 (Lodestar) Serial No: 12473 
Undesignated Aircraft - '!UND' 1909-1919
 Naval Aircraft Factory TG-2 Serial No: N54301 
 Nieuport 11 Serial No: N437 
Utility - 'U' 1952-Present
 Aero Commander U-9B Serial No: 52-6218 
 Aero Commander YU-9A Serial No: 52-6218  
 Grumman HU-16E (Albatross) Serial No: 1293 
 Lockheed U-2D Serial No: 56-6721 
[Not yet classified]
  MIG-19 Serial No: 301  
  PT-6A Serial No: 30-385 


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 istanbul, Colorado
10/12/2011 @ 00:48 [ref: 25231]
 Craig Clary
 Anderson, South Carolina

I thought this was supposed to be an aviation web site, not a web site billboard for advertisements, why is this crap popping up all over Aviation Enthusiast Corner? its becoming really irritating.
03/21/2011 @ 15:56 [ref: 14108]
 Craig Clary
 Hemet, California

On Friday january 15th 2010 I took my 5 year old son out to the March Field Air Museum to look at all the aircraft, I am truly impressed with all the major work that has been done by the Restoration Manager Rudy Lerma and his Restoration Team, the F-14A Tomcat has just been recently re-painted and it looks much better now than it did when I use to volunteer there at March Field Air Museum, now Rudy and his team are getting ready to re-paint the HU-16 Albatross and the F-104 Starfighter, I can't wait to see how they both come out, Rudy and his Team are making alot of fantastic progress on re-painting the aircraft there at March Field Air Museum. Job well done to Rudy and his Team.
01/20/2010 @ 05:56 [ref: 9236]
 Craig Clary
 Hemet, California

I just recently made a visit to the March Field Air Museum and after what I saw out on the flight line, I have to say, that the current Restoration Manager Mr. Rudy Lerma and his entire Restoration Team have done an out standing job on re-painting alot of the aircraft there at the March FAM, the aircraft that have been re-painted, are the SR-71 Blackbird, the UH-1F Huey Helicopter, the VC-47A Skytrain, the C-60 Loadstar, the A-1 Skyraider just to name a few, of course Rudy and his Team still have along way to go, they are all making very good progress on these aircraft, the F-14A Tomcat is currently in the Restoration Hanger and is currently being restored and re-painted, I can hardly wait to see what they re-paint next, to Rudy Lerma and his entire Restoration Team, job well done to all of you, and the entire inside of the Museum looks great also, and there's a much bigger selection of items to choose from in the March FAM's gift shop.
09/14/2009 @ 13:30 [ref: 9109]
 Karen Lee
 Hemet, California

The fastest growing air museum in the country, and soon to become one of the best known. Has an amazing amount of aircraft and memorabilia. Restoration of aircraft also sponsored by museum and by volunteers. They restored the helicoptor that Nixon used on his resignation. Located right next to March Air Reserve Base and across from the Riverside National Cemetery, it is home of the War Dog Memorial. Has received national attention. Staff is proactive, in touch with the needs of the community, and hosts a number of major events on its grounds including the best seating for the Annual Airshow at March ARB.
06/14/2008 @ 00:49 [ref: 8082]
 Toni Olson
 Calimesa, California

I would just like to say this air museum is just wonderful and so are all the staff.My father(Lt.Jack Olson with the 475th Fighter Group) and I volenteer on the last Sunday of the month.We work right down from the museum on the same grounds.It's known as The p-38 Assocation.The hangar has a full scale P-38 in it.This P-38 is something to see.So please come by and see us too.Thanks so much,Sincerely,Toni Olson
04/24/2008 @ 10:23 [ref: 7414]
 Steve J.
 Temecula, California

Having worked with various museums around the nation, I can honestly say that March Field Museum should be well on the way to being a "world-class" museum. They have two major advantages- -location and an energetic staff. Those are qualities that many museums would die for. Public access is second to none and is another quality that many would also die for. I would certainly give those folks a 9+ on a 1-10 scale and would make March museum a "must see" for anyone traveling through the area. Keep up the good work.
11/19/2007 @ 21:44 [ref: 6506]
 Steve Vansant
 MFAM, California

I am one of Rudy's clueless. I served four years in the USCG. Flying as a flight mechanic on both fixed wing and rotary wing search and rescue aircraft. Since starting as one of the clueless over two years ago several aircraft have come through the restoration hangar including the presidential helicopter now on display at the Nixon Library Take time to visit the library and see what an air cop and his clueless are capable of. As far as the aircraft languishing, with all due respect to the colonel, stop in and give us a hand. Rudy was a air cop. So what. He knows how to lead and he treats everyone with courtesy and respect.
11/05/2007 @ 15:12 [ref: 6472]
 Ken Aeppli
 Temecula, California

I have been a volunteer at The March Museum for over two years now and I'm really excited about the direction the museum has taken towards accreditation. I've seen first hand and appreciate how difficult it is to operate the museum and I'm proud to be asked to participate in what it's becoming. I agree, it's not a museum like NAS Pensacola or the Smithsonian, but we don't have the same funding as they do. Not yet anyway! I believe the March Museum thrives because of the creativity of the staff and volunteers. We take pride in what we do and strive to make the museum better for everyone. To the critics and nay sayers out there, please volunteer and join the team; we need the resources.
11/03/2007 @ 10:14 [ref: 6466]
 Ken Wright
 Menifee, California

The last three comments by disgruntled ex-workers whose limitations were apparent by their pathetic lack of ability, which is one of the reasons why they are no longer there. Add to that their futile attempts to undermine the sterling work being done by the permanent staff and volunteers. Talk about sour grapes and bruised egos!!!. I have been a docent at the museum for just under two years and have worked with the current director and her staff. It has been a pleasure to work with her and share her enthusiasm for the task ahead. In this short period of time, the change and direction of the museum and it's future are in good hands. The overall appearance of the museum interior and displays has been dramatic and the programs presented have been nothing short of remarkable. The last two, Gary Powers son's presentation (his memorabilia is there through the end of the year), and the SR-71 week-end were spectacular. Future events in the works will be equally exciting for both old members and new ones who are joining in ever increasing numbers. The overseas tour next year is an example of just but one of the projects the director is planning. Overall, the future of the museum projects growth and excitement. It is a pleasure to be associated with such an inspired staff and enthusiastic volunteers. Their efforts will be celebrated many years from now for their dedication and inspiration for providing the area with a history of what the base, the planes, the aviation artifacts, have meant to the area and the nation. Ken Wright, ex RAF navigator.
11/01/2007 @ 09:49 [ref: 6460]


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