Introduction

Welcome to Forgotten Jets, my massively time-consuming obession with old military jets from the 1940s to 70s. What I'm attempting to do here is match up operational histories and photos with individual serial/bureau numbers, which is just as difficult as you might imagine (if not a million times more so).

As of this minute I am trying (and failing miserably) to keep track of 237 different subtypes of 55 types of aircraft, for a grand total of about 68,315 individual airplanes. I am clearly insane...

What's new here...


November 10, 2014: Not dead yet, promise. Been adding new stuff to the existing pages at a rapid clip the last six months or so, very rewarding. Thanks to everyone for their emails and comments, they are extremely helpful. Still on track to start a new plane in January (MiG-15?).

June 9, 2014: Decided to take the rest of 2014 and go back and fill in the blanks and clean up the entries on the existing pages, rather than trying to rush into another type (it's addictive!). So keep those emails coming, they are a wonderful help!

May 3, 2014: As my self-imposed deadline has passed, here is the starter page for the US Navy versions of the McDonnell Douglas F4H/F-4 Phantom II. Tragically incomplete, of course, but I'm sure my readers will step in and help me fill in the blanks and fix the errors :).