European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 4 1961, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 4, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseF r 4 Wstas. V /-"itr.4 h5v r. V r f he a Rel til v it ?$3-.-.i Mito Xvi. V -ii-i?/i?4 a ,., i a. A. Of Vav to by most top. Gudebrod 5&s Paris Bureau a it have looked tingly 6at it due a could do a Job of writ to tuft was on air few profi sincere Eulogy we a fat iwed of the imminent the to the but known Wolfl of Workhorse the Lair boxcars those of the 10th, uth and 12thcrrir so Tui which have been at Bim wih t6and Wing Westward Back to Baees in ". No we mawr of the Gulf Lac Hirw Oil it aircraft could find much to the Way of pm aloft for the c139 a for m looks Aricom Kritt in the a a it teemed to Marvel that two Nawaf Luton a Bfrtie. Could keep Koft what looked like a flying ranch House with an Una in he the unwed states recognized that a special Type of aircraft waa required to transport them one the could Load swiftly an simply unload the same Way and which would. In. The process keep its own skirt oat of the pattern of activity. A Parachute malfunction that saw trooper smashed against the horizontal tall surfaces by the slip Stream was Rega Dedas an unnecessary tragedy. Similarly the loss of valuable equipment through using a aide door wan Felt by aircraft planners Tobe avoidable in future design r the search narrowed Down an Effort to find flying a Tate Arm for dropping men and Materiel suspended below a High Wing aircraft designed to remove the actual flying Structure such an stabilizers and rudders from the path of the men or cargo being in May 195 the Fairchild aircraft co. Test flew the c82, the forerunner of the present Boxcar on which deliveries began a couple of years later. During the 10 or u years the did has operated in Europe a a line service air Craft it Haa served As a double duty vehicle. Arriving just at the turn of the Las decade the boxcars were among the first tactical air support made available to the Newborn North Atlantic treaty Organiza Tion operating under 13th air Force the participated in the fledgling exercises of the nato forces writing history in such operations As Bush whack Blackhawk and Harvest Moon during this time they carried into Simu lated Battle the airborne units of nearly every nato nation As Well As american paratroopers serving in Europe As the capability of nato grew the Boxcar men turned to another important task handling the air logistic system. Flying to every free world country on the continent and to bases in North Africa the Ciless have since maintained the vital Supply service. With the departure of the cute an i Era will end. The boxcars will leave a theater which has seen them cover every available Airway with efficiency and dispatch. In their place will fix the Turboprop c130, a aircraft which like the c119, was designed to meet specific airborne requirement but the boxcars will not to to Gottfr with their work three of them turned Over to the United nations forces i Africa Are now Hying Congo missions with Crew. The Boxcar leavin Dreux will be turned Over to the Continental . Air come for training use by air Force reservists. And from Stutte Side bases Toftey will probably continue Totake the air on mls Sixtos. They were Good air plane one Safe Pilot reminisced recently at Ever tax l hate to see them the Angain limit Bird in creation did a Beautiful Job snatching the discoverer Eop sul in Murf or .-4"r the stars and struts a oct go of intent wed pm Dois unloaded in Tun but " to combat warms oflocufti.1/"

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