I took a picture of a display US Air Force T-33 on the grounds of the St. Louis Transport Museum last week and I'm having a lot of difficulty with the serial number. The tail of the aircraft displays "29564", which I translate to a serial number of 52-9564. Based on Internet research I found that serial belongs to a T-33 on display at a museum in Montana, and a call to the museum confirmed that it has not been moved to St. Louis.
Digging deeper and using a combination of Joe Baugher's site and Scramble, I've been able to ascertain that the St. Louis aircraft's real serial number is 52-9446 and for some reason it's masquerading with a different serial. Scramble lists the plane with its real serial, with the notation "as 52-9564".
What do I list when I upload here? The real serial or the one painted on the airplane? Seems the real serial would be more useful.