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

Fairchild C-82A Packet

S/N 48-57574

 
 
Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker
Inscription. In 1946, the 62d Troop Carrier Group received their first C-82s while stationed at Bergstrom TX in 1946. The unit would later move to McChord AFB on August 15, 1947. The 62d gained valuable experience during "Project Yukon" as operation that involved airlifting an Army infantry company and their equipment between McChord to Alaska. Between 1948-1949 The 62d TCG delivered flood relief supplies to several locations in Washington and Oregon, and in "Operation Hayride", airdropped tons of hay to stranded livestock in the Midwest during an unusually harsh winter. C-82s flew from the McChord until 1949 with the 62d TCGs 4th TCS, 7th TCS, and 8th TCS.

Proudly maintained by the McChord Air Museum.
 
Erected by McChord Air Museum.
 
Location. 47° 7.89′ N, 122° 28.962′ 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. Touch 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. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (here, next to this marker); North American F-86D Sabre
Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
2. Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Douglas TC-47D Skytrain (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas B-23 Dragon (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. McChord Air Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. National Museum of the Air Force - factsheet. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - C-82 Packet. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
4. Wikipedia - 62d Airlift Wing. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Cold
 
Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
3. Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker
Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
4. Fairchild C-82A Packet Marker
Detail of nose insignia image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
5. Detail of nose insignia
Fairchild C-82A Packet image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
6. Fairchild C-82A Packet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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