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TEXAN/44-81370
"Swing Shift"




Serial #: 44-81371
Construction #:
  121-42093
Civil Registration:
  N371BH
  Model(s):
  AT-6D Texan
  SNJ-5B
Name: Swing Shift
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy as SNJ-5B, Bu. 91077
- BOC: January 1945.
- SOC: November 1953.
- Assigned to aircraft pool at Corpus Christi, TX, January 1945
- VN-13D8C at Cuddihy Field (near Corpus), Feb-Jun 1945.
- NAIT at Cuddihy, Jul-Oct 1945.
- VN-2D8A at Cuddihy, Nov-May 1946.
- Overhaul at Pensacola, Jun-Oct 1946.
- Stored at Glynco Naval Air Base, GA, Jan-May (1947-48)
- A&R (Assembly/Repair) at Pensacola, May 1948.
- Assigned to BTU-1B, Whiting Field, FL, ???-Jan 1950.
- O&R at Pensacola (another Navy overhaul), May-Sep 1950.
- Assigned to NAAS Monterey, Sep 1950.
- Assigned to Pacific Fleet, San Diego, May 1952.
- BTU-3, Saufly Field, FL (used for tactical training), Nov 1953
Sam Goldman, 1955-1978.
- Used in movie "Swing Shift", 1984.
Bruce Orris, Hawthorne, CA, 1984-1996.
- Purchased T-6 collection from movie company.
- Restoration project.
Bela P. Havasreti, Puyallup, WA, May 1996-2002.
- Registration N371BH reserved.
- Under restoration to airworthy.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Bela P. Havasreti, Puyallup, WA, 2002.
Photo Source(s):
Bela P. Havasreti

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