Aviation Photo #0192242 Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar - USA - Air Force

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Planes from 817th Troop Carrier Sqdn., "Blue Tail Flies", returning to Ashiya AB, Japan (J1) after 15-day TDY at Kadena AB, Okinawa.
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    Ted Quackenbush
    USA - Air Force
    Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
    Fairchild C-119/R4Q Flying Boxcar
    Fairchild C-119/R4Q Flying Boxcar
    In Flight
    March 1, 1955
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Photo Added: October 04, 2001

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11 years ago
Excellent profile of the 119 trimmed up in level flight -- notice that the cowl flaps are closed and the aircraft is in close proximity to the aircraft the photo was taken from -- probably close formation flight with photo from lead aircraft cargo hold. Formation flights in 119's were usually v formation of 3 aircraft at fairly low levels. The cargo doors on this aircraft could be removed, creating a bob-tail configuration for cargo drops as needed. The aircraft shown is configured for hauling passengers or paratroops with the doors remaining attached.
10 years ago
Incredible picture, i've never seen a plane like this in real life. I'm kinda sorry for that.
I can only imagine what it would look like in that cockpit. Looking at how many windows are there, the view must be amazing.
9 years ago
It takes me back 50 years to Ashiya , how sweet it is !

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