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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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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