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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

UC-45J - “Expeditor”

Beech

 
 
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By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. UC-45J - "Expeditor" Marker
Inscription. The Beech C-45 was the Army Air Force version of the Beech Aircraft Corporationís Model B-18S commercial transport. The popular “Beech 18” also appeared as the AT-7 and AT-11 bombing and navigation trainers (Navy designation SNB-1/SNB-2), and the F-2 photo-reconnaissance type. More than 4,000 variants were built during World War II. In the early 1950ís, surviving C-45s were rebuilt by Beech and designated C-45G or C-45H.

The aircraft began life as a Navy SNB-2, was rebuilt as an SNB-5 in 1952, and redesignated UC-45J in 1962. Expeditors were tested at Edwards in the late-1940 and served here as support aircraft in the early-1950s.

On load form the USAF Museum.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.764′ N, 117° 55.242′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (a few steps from this marker); T-33A “Shooting Star”
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By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. UC-45J - "Expeditor" Marker
(a few steps from this marker); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (within shouting distance of this marker); T-28B - "Trojan" (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (within shouting distance of this marker); PGM-17A ē "Thor" (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
UC-45J - "Expeditor" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. UC-45J - "Expeditor"
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By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. UC-45J - "Expeditor"
UC-45J - "Expeditor" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. UC-45J - "Expeditor"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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