BT-13A – Serial# – 41-1414

| January 8, 2013

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Aircraft: 
BT-13A ( V-54 )

Location: 
March AFB Museum

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Registration Info:
USAAF Serial# 41-1414
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History:
The aircraft at the museum is a movie star stunt double. Our aircraft is actually a BT-13A, serial number 41-1414. It was manufactured by Vultee Aviation, Downey, CA, and received by the USAAF on 28 June 1941. Assigned to the Pilot School (Basic) at Cochran AAF, Macon, GA, this aircraft crashed on 3 May 1943 with 1553 airframe hours and was disposed of as surplus. It found its way to Hollywood where it was modified along with eleven other BT-13′s for use in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! On December 7, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor included combat by 126 Japanese Val aircraft.


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Category: BT-13A