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McChord AFB in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor

Bu. No. 89484

 

“Twin Beech”

 
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
Inscription. The C-45 was developed from the Beech Model 18 civil transport which first flew on 15 January 1937. The USAAF placed orders for its first aircraft in 1940, acquiring nearly 1300 of the Beech 18s modified for various missions. These included light transport (UC/C-45), trainers (AT-11) for navigation, bombing and gunnery, photo survey (F-2) and a naval version (JRB series). In the early 1950s, 900 surviving USAF AT-11s and C-45s were rebuilt into C-45Hs, with the last aircraft retired in 1963. AT-11s and C-45s served various McChord assigned units between the early 1940s through the early 1960s.

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Location. 47° 7.906′ N, 122° 28.923′ W. Marker is in McChord AFB, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Colonel Joe Jackson Boulevard east of 6th Street SW, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the McChord Air Museum's aircraft park. Marker is in this post office area: McChord AFB WA 98438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas B-18A Bolo (a few steps from this marker); Douglas B-23 Dragon (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas TC-47D Skytrain (within shouting distance of this
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
2. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
marker); Fairchild C-82A Packet (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86D Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. McChord Air Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - Beechcraft Model 18. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. National Museum of the Air Force - factsheet. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
4. Wikipedia - Military Air Transport Service (MATS). predecessor of the Military Airlift Command (MAC), now known as Air Mobility Command (AMC). (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, World II
 
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
3. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
4. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
Mount Rainier in the background
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
5. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
6. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
Mount Rainier in the background
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
7. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor Marker
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
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Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
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Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
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detail of tail markings
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
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Detail of the MATS insignia on the fuselage.
Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
12. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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