October 10, 2011
Contact: Bill Petrie
CMSgt, USAF, Ret.
The Book Hootch
Fairchild C-82 Packet and C-119
by Alwyn T. Lloyd.
85780 201 2
Grand Ave., North Branch, MN 55056
2005, 192 pages, Ill: 25 b & W and color photos
found on Amazon.com for $23.28
Not much has been published on these
twin-boom U.S. military freighters; Al Lloyd's book finally fills a
long void. Lloyd's book not only portrays the long operational history
of the C-119 used exstensively in the Korean War, it also details some
of the experiences of the combat crews that flew the C-119 after it
transitioned to the historic role of an attack gunship.
Many who maintained and flew the AC-119K Stinger version of the gunship will
enjoy the photo on page 156 showing a K model C-119 flying with jets only and
its gear down and props feathered. It is just one of the 250 great photos and
illustrations in this superb collection of C-82 Packet and C-119 Boxcar information.
There is something for everyone associated with the remarkable C-82 and
Loaded with tail numbers, base assignments, and much more, this book is a
tribute to the somewhat unrecognized and unsung workhorse called the "Flying
Boxcar." It is a must have for collectors of significant aviation information,
especially information on the C-119.
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