The aircraft flown by BRAVO369’s Jeff Geer along the North American leg of the Alaska-Siberia air route from Great Falls, Montana, up through Fairbanks, Alaska, in the summer of 2015.
North American T-6G Texan
The planes that were used for the 2015 flight re-creation and celebration of the ALSIB program are the North American AT-6 Texans, renamed T-6G Texans in 1949. This aircraft was flown by BRAVO 369’s Founder and Chairman, Jeff Geer. For additional support, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also known as a DC-3 was flown to transport fuel, provisions and spare parts.
North American T-6G Texan/SNJ/Harvard
The North American T-6G Texan, called the AT-6 Texan throughout World War II, is a single-engine, advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1950s. It is known by a variety of designations depending upon the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the AT-6; the United States Navy, the SNJ; and, British Commonwealth air forces, the Harvard, the name it is best known by outside of the US. It remains a popular warbird aircraft. Fifty-four AT-6 Texans were delivered to the Soviet Union via the Alaska-Siberia air route during World War II under the Lend-Lease Act.
Recent Photos of the Plane
Classic B&W Image
Arrival at Fairbanks