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
    Fairchild
    11173
    53-3162
    In Flight
    Japan
    March 1, 1955
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Photo Added: October 04, 2001

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Anonymous
10 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.
Anonymous
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.
:-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
It takes me back 50 years to Ashiya , how sweet it is !

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