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Last C-141s To Retire From Active Service 9/16  
User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 317 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Just saw this on the Air Force Website...

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123008650

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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Subject line would more appropriately say: Last C-141s To Retire From Active Duty Service.

The C-141 will be around for a couple of years yet with the Guard and Reserve.

SATL382G


User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Good point but that doesn't fit into the subject line. I would try to edit it down but for some reason I can't seem to edit my original post...

User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Three C-141's were used to bring the POW's from Hanoi at the end of the US involvement in the Vietnam War. All three are called "Hanoi Taxi" and one of these airplanes is with a reserve unit at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio.
When this airplane is retired (2005?), it will become part of the collection at the Air Force Museum. This airplane is regularly displayed at airshows and for those occasions; it is decked out, in the cabin, with photos from the repatriation.


User currently offlineRefueler1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

I always enjoyed seeing a Starlifter come in at AEX! I will miss them when they are gone!!


The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
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