Tillamook Air Museum

History Housing History

Over 25 aircraft, gift shop and outstanding exhibits- all housed in a 70 year old hangar. Welcome to history housing history.

Fairchild Gk-1

The Tillamook Air Museum’s GK-1, BuNo 7033 is the second of thirteen to enter U.S. Navy service. It was originally built in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1940 and is presently on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.   

The United States Navy placed thirteen Fairchild Model 24W-40s into service shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 with two designations for the Model 24: GK-1 (Light Transport, Fairchild) and JK-1 (Utility, Fairchild). The Army Air Force also operated the Model 24 as the UC-61 (Utility Transport).