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

C-119 “Packet”

 
 
C-119 "Packet" Marker (middle) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
1. C-119 "Packet" Marker (middle)
Inscription.
(top)
C-119C, Serial Number 50-33182.
This aircraft was originally Serial Number 50-0128.
On loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program.

(middle)
The Fairchild C-119, better known as the "Flying Boxcar", was capable of carrying 42 troops or up to 10,000 lbs of cargo. A versatile aircraft, it could also be used to tow up to a 30,000 lb glider. The C-119 was stationed at Pope AFB from 1952 to 1958.

Engines 2 3500 hp, radial, F&W R-4360
Crew: 2 pilots, 1 navigator, 1 crew chief, 1 radio operator
Length, 86 feet
Wing Span: 109 feet
Cruise: 210 mph
Range: 1770 miles
Gross Weight: 73,150 lbs

(base)
This aircraft proudly maintained by the men and women of the 43d Operations Group.
 
Location. 35° 9.948′ N, 79° 0.208′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Reilly Street 0.1 miles south of Bomard Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Pope Air Force Base Air Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pope Army Airfield NC 28308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Harley H. Pope (within shouting distance of this marker); Airlifter's Memorial
C-119 "Packet" Marker (top) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
2. C-119 "Packet" Marker (top)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Personnel Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope Airmen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" (within shouting distance of this marker); C-123 "Provider" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pope Airmen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope Air Force Base Air Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Museum of the Air Force - factsheet. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - C-119 Flying Boxcar. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - 43d Operations Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, Korean
 
C-119 "Packet" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
3. C-119 "Packet" Marker
C-119 "Packet" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
4. C-119 "Packet" Marker
C-119 "Packet" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
5. C-119 "Packet"
C-119 "Packet" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
6. C-119 "Packet"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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