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Final Flight

Final Flight | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View of the cockpit as Lt. Col. Joseph Bourassa and co-pilot Leonard Dereszynski of the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve at General Mitchell Field prepare to shut down a C-119 for the last time. Along with the other C-119s assigned to the 440th, this plane had been flown to Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona where it was to be scrapped. The pilot told the reporter covering this story that he had flown the same two-engine, unpressurized model during the Korean War.
DESCRIPTION
View of the cockpit as Lt. Col. Joseph Bourassa and co-pilot Leonard Dereszynski of the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve at General Mitchell Field prepare to shut down a C-119 for the last time. Along with the other C-119s assigned to the 440th, this plane had been flown to Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona where it was to be scrapped. The pilot told the reporter covering this story that he had flown the same two-engine, unpressurized model during the Korean War.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10720
Creation Date:January 31 1971
Creator Name:Koshollek, George P., Jr.
City:Tucson
County:
State:Arizona
Collection Name:Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 524
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Coats
Hats
Protective clothing
Air pilots, Military
Airplane, Military
Men

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