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Airlift/Troop Carrier History

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US ARMY AIR FORCES TROOP CARRIER SQUADRONS IN WORLD WAR II PROVED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE AIRPLANE ON THE BATTLEFIELD, AND THE FOUNDATION FOR MODERN MILITARY COMBAT AIRLIFT - TROOP CARRIER

THE AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND WAS AMERICA'S MILITARY AIRLINE IN WWII. THEY FLEW WORLD WIDE ROUTES, AND OPERATED THE FAMOUS HUMP AIRLIFT IN THE CBI. AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND

THE BERLIN AIRLIFT - Operation Vittles

THE KOREAN AIRLIFT - KOREA 

THE 315TH AIR DIVISION WAS THE COMBAT CARGO DIVISION IN THE  PACIFIC  - 315TH AIR DIVISION

DURING THANKSGIVING WEEK OF 1964 C-130 CREWS FROM THE 464th TROOP CARRIER WING FLEW THE MOST DRAMATIC MISSION IN TROOP CARRIER HISTORY - DRAGON ROUGE

WOMEN SERVED IN WORLD WAR II AS PILOTS, FLIGHT NURSES AND IN THE AIR WACS - Women in WW II

THE HUGE DOUGLAS C-124 GLOBEMASTER INCREASED TROOP CARRIER CAPABILITIES DURING THE KOREAN WAR  - C-124 Globemaster

AIRLIFT IN VIETNAM - VIETNAM AIRLIFT PAGE

MATS, MAC, ATC and AMC - THE STRATEGIC AIRLIFT PAGE .

THE 1973 AIRLIFT TO ISRAEL - OPERATION NICKEL GRASS

LOCKHEED'S C-141 REVOLUTIONIZED MATS - Lockheed's C-141

AIRLIFT IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS - Special Operations Airlift

THE C-123 WAS THE ASSAULT LANDING WORKHORSE IN VIETNAM - The Fairchild C-123 Provider

THE TEENIE, WEENIE TRANSPORT - C-7A Caribou

THE AIRLIFT EVACUTATION OF KHAM DUC - Kham Duc

PAPPY GUNN WAS THE FIRST AIR TRANSPORT PILOT TO SEE COMBAT - Pappy!

AIRLIFT READING MATERIAL - Books

AIRLIFT PHOTOGRAPHS -  Photos 

THE 463RD TROOP CARRIER WING WAS THE FIRST TO FLY THE C-130 - 463rd TCW

THE FOUR HORSEMEN WERE AN AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM THAT FLEW THE AMAZING C-130A - Horsemen 

C-130 LOADMASTER CHARLIE SHAUB EARNED THE AIR FORCE CROSS -    Charlie Shaub

25-YEAR OLD PAT HATCH AND HIS CREW LANDED THEIR BURNING C-130 - Fire Flight To Katum 

AIRCRAFT LOADMASTERS HAVE BEEN AN IMPORTANT PART OF AIRLIFT CREWS SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR - Loadmasters

LOCKHEED'S ULTIMATE AIRLIFTER -  Sam's C-130 Page

History of the 374th Troop Carrier Wing 1966-1970

The C-130 in Southeast Asia - video address to Air Force Academy Graduates Assoc. plague presentation

Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Memorial - to be placed at the US Air Force Museum on October 13, 2018.

The Troop Carrier Story - a PowerPoint presentation.

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Last updated February 2, 2017