May 6, 2006

2006:   The last operational C-141 Starlifter (Tail No. 66-0177) lands at Wright Field for donation to the National Museum of the USAF. The landing ends 42 years of C-141 ops in the active-duty USAF, ANG, and AFRC. The C-141, named the “Hanoi Taxi,” flew the first Vietnam prisoners of war from Hanoi to freedom on 12 Feb 1973.

 

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