VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (16 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
I read an article that there were alot of 747s flying troops to the Middle East during dessert storm. What 747s and what airlines were they. I knew that among them were Tower 747-100 and 200 aircraft and TWA 747-100 and 200 . I would also like to know what airlines were used during war time of ww2 , Korean, and vietnam wars. What airlines would be most likely used if (go forbid) that the US declared war on another country.
ATRpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Northwest and ATA also went to desert storm.
Every major US airline has taken part in transprtation during every major US conflict. During WWII, the Air Transport Command was initially madeup of almost entirely airline pilots and aircraft. These men flew across both oceans, South America, the Artic, and across the "hump" into china and burma.
For a great story about this facinating bit of history, read Earnest K. Gann's "Fate is the Hunter."
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (16 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
I used to practice tang soo do with John Kalitta, right about that time. from what i understand, they made such a killing from the troop movements, that they were able to pay off all their newly acquired 747's.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (16 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
There was no hijacking but a 747-200 from BA was blown to pieces at Kuwait Airport at the beginning of Dessert Storm. The aircraft was written of and nothing was salvagable due to the searing heat and the fire.