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Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar”

 
 
Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
1. Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" Marker
Inscription.

Used to support airborne operations
from the 1940s through the 1960s.
First aircraft to handle large parachute
loads containing 3/4 ton trucks and
105-mm howitzers.

 
Erected by 82nd Airborne Division Museum.
 
Location. 35° 7.793′ N, 79° 1.303′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Click for map. Marker and airplane are on display about 225 feet east of the 82d Airborne Division Museum, Building C-6841, off Ardennes Street near Gela Street. Access is restricted due to Fort Bragg being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bragg NC 28310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M-56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (a few steps from this marker); T-8 90mm Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); UH-1A Iroquois Utility Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); Fairchild C-123-K Provider (within shouting distance of this marker); 328th Infantry Rock
Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
2. Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. C-119J Fact Sheet. (Submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. C-119 Census. (Submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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