Good story on this history, and renovation to a flying model (Oshkosh 2016) in current (Nov 2016 EAA magazine. Also info on Wikipedia by googling North American P-64.
Klaatu83, e-mail, 09.09.2011 00:15
Makes an interesting comparison with the Australia's Commonwealth "Boomerang".
Norman Poberezny, e-mail, 18.04.2011 18:46
My brother Paul flew the P-64 quite a bit. It was retrived from South America and complely rebuilt bt EAA. Like the gentelman before me Brian Baker said it is now in the EAA museum. Paul is the founder of EAA.
Edsel Reynoso, e-mail, 09.12.2010 23:02
I saw one return to Luke AFB in late Nov 2010. It was flown by a retired AF lt.Col. whose name I can't remember. It was painted a dark blue and from a distance thought it was either an F-6 Hellcat (because of the dark blue paint and fastback roofline) or a repro Texan. The pilot said it was restored in 1999 and bought from the friend that restored it. This was the genuine article and he did explain the history of the six. At the time I assumed there were more built later on but I guess not. Plane and pilot currently reside in Calif.
Rich Barnes, e-mail, 18.04.2008 10:27
I can only imagine what the surviving pilots comments were after fighting all day against aggressive enemies who flew superior aircraft!
Brian R. Baker, e-mail, 26.12.2006 04:42
The P-64's actually had AAF serials. They were 41-19082 through 41-19087, a total of 6 aircraft. One aircraft is currently in the EAA Museum at Oshkosh, WI. It is the only survivor, although several "conversions" of AT-6's have been done, but they are not accurate.