North American SNJ-5/6 "Texan"

June 3, 2022

North American SNJ-5/6 "Texan"

North American SNJ Texan

Historical Information:

The Coast Guard acquired 15 SNJ-5 and -6 models of North American's "Texan," on loan from the Navy, between 1943 and 1945.  They were used for proficiency training, courier, liaison, and administrative duties.  At least one was assigned to each Coast Guard air station in the country.  Five were also used for cross-country navigation training.

One crashed (no fatalities) while the rest were returned to the Navy by 1948.


Arthur Pearcy, U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Since 1916 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991), pp. 320-321.

Gordon Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers.  United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990) (revised), pp. 432-435.