USAAF SERIAL NUMBER 40-2122
In the summer of 1938 the 109th Squadron of the Minnesota Air National Guard was assigned the BC-1A as a transition aircraft before flying the O-47. Re-designated the AT-6 it was again assigned after WW-II as an instrument trainer for pilots of both the 109th and 179th Squadrons of the Minnesota Air National Guard.
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is a single engine advanced trainer used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces during WW-II and into the 1950s. The T-6 was first flown on April 1, 1935, there were a total of 15,495 built. The aircraft was first known as the BC-1 when it first entered the USAAC. During the Korean War and to a lesser extent the Vietnam War T-6s were pressed into service as forward air control aircraft, these aircraft were designated T-6 “Mosquitos”. The T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the “AT-6” the U.S. Navy the “SNJ” and British Commonwealth air forces the “Harvard”.