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1984 Press Photo Disaster Drill/O'Hare Airport/C-130 - RRT17041

AdID: 2027109

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRT17041

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


Mock Disaster drill at O'Hare Airport. First, large fire appears where first plane is "burning". Second, 101 "victims" are given help outside the C-130 military aircraft which stood in for the Boeing 727 jetliner. Inside the cockpit, Paul Voderberg of the 64th Tactical Airlift Squadron awaits help within the C-130 military aircraft. Inside the tail section, William R. Tucker III also of the 64th T.A.S. received help from fireman, as the mock disaster continues on as seen thru the open door of the "downed" aircraft. ...But some of the participants in yesterday's mock disaster drill at O'Hare Airport took their roles very seriously, Above: Dripping with fake "blood," a victim looks for assistance after the simulated takeoff collision of a plane and a jet. Chicago Sun-Times Photo by Al Podgorski 64th Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wing Lockheed C-130E-LM Hercules AF Serial No. 69-6569 of the 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron, 20 May 1970. This aircraft was later converted to a AC-130E gunship, then upgraded to an AC-130H, named "Fatal Attraction".With the departure of the 314th and 463d TCWs to PACAF, the 64th Troop Carrier Wing was activated at Sewart on 7 March 1966, replacing the 4413th. On 1 May 1967 the unit was re-designated as the 64th Tactical Airlift Wing. Sewart Air Force Base (1941–1971) is a former United States Air Force base located in Smyrna, about 12 miles South of Nashville, Tennessee. The 64th initially performed global airlift and medical evacuation missions, including several deployments to South Vietnam and Thailand. However beginning in 1968, its primary mission was providing C-130 combat crew training for other units deploying to the Vietnam War. C-130E squadrons of the 64th at Sewart: 61st Troop Carrier: 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1971 (Tail Code: ST) 62d Troop Carrier: 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1971 (Tail Code: SR) At Sewart, the 64th was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device for the period 1 July 1966 - 30 June 1967 and (without "V" device) 1 June 1969 - 31 May 1971. On 9 December 1965 the Department of Defense announced the closure of several military bases in the United States, including Sewart AFB. Closure activities continued for the next five years and on 9 March 1971, the last C-130 Hercules left one of the Sewart AFB runways. The 64th TCW was inactivated on 31 May 1971 and Sewart AFB was officially closed (Wikipedia) Chicago O'Hare International Airport, also known as O'Hare Airport, O'Hare Field, Chicago Airport, Chicago International Airport, or simply O'Hare, is a major airport located in the northwestern-most corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. It serves as the primary and largest hub for United Airlines. Following United's merger with Continental Airlines, O'Hare will become the second largest hub for United after Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. O'Hare is also a hub for American Airlines. It is operated by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, associated with an umbrella regional authority. (Wikipedia)
Photo measures 8 x 10.


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Date of Creation 1984
SKU RRT17041
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Original or Reprint? Original Press Photo