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Wolfgang W. Peters *** US Air Force *** 1956-1959
Serving as a Sergeant with the USAF at Evreux Air Base in France during the late 1950's, Peter's photos show the introduction of the Lockheed "Hercules" C-130, cargo aircraft. Serving as a Aircraft Mechanic in the 317th CAMS (Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron) of the 322nd Air Division, the crispness of his Kodachrome slides show flight line, barracks activities and Vintage Aircraft. The Hercules, C-130 with a range of 1800 miles and speed of 350 mph was replacing the Fairchild "Flying BoxCar" C-119 that flew half that distance and at a slower 245 mph. His duties of Aircraft and Engine Maintenance gives us a view from cockpit to cargo area.
Fairchild "Flying BoxCar" C-119
Lockheed "Hercules" C-130
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