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Tag: C-141

The sad story of the Green Ramp Disaster
This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope Air Force Base. This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope...
The story of C-141 Hanoi Taxi, the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the U.S.
The Hanoi Taxi flew two missions into Hanoi, carrying out 78 POWs and two civilian returnees to the Philippines, and four missions from the Philippines to the U.S., carrying 76 ex-POWs The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop...
Operation Nickel Grass: The C-5/C-141 Airlift that saved Israel
It is sufficient to say that U.S. military transport aircraft - much larger than those deployed by other belligerents in Yom Kippur War - delivered no fewer than 22,345 tons of freight in the course of 556 sorties flown by Oct. 24, 1973 Western military observers often emphasise that during the October 1973...
Former C-5 pilot tells the story of a unique FRED mission he flew around the world
"The mission would take us around the world, eastbound, through Pakistan, Australia, Samoa, and Hawaii," Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey Volume Two: Military Airlift Command. He’s working on...

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