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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
especially to all in the military who can't be home with their families. ... See MoreSee Less
Ooh, I love both!! Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving ✈🍗🥧❤🤗
"Luck of the Irish"
A veteran of the 9th Air Force’s 75th Troop Carrier Squadron, joining the unit on September 30th, 1944, Captain Ed Frome & his crew, nicknaming her Luck of the Irish. The 75th TCS was a part of the 435th Troop Carrier Group, which itself was a part of the 53rd Troop Carrier Wing.
Luck of the Irish fly two resupply missions during the Battle of the Bulge, on December 24th and December 26th, 1944. It dropped supplies from the fuselage as well as with parapacks attached to the airframe externally to the besieged Allied troops below in the city of Bastogne. Luck of the Irish also took part in Operation Varsity, the single largest air drop of troops and supplies during a single day ever undertaken. During opperation Varsity Luck of the Irish towed two Waco CG-4A gliders full of troops.
Overall, Luck of the Irish flew 25 combat resupply missions during WWII from bases at RAF Welford in Berkshire, England and in Bretigny, France. It also flew 13 missions to evacuate American, British, French and even German POWs.
And when Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, LOTI was one of three aircrafts sent to deliver the US military magazine "Stars and Stripes, Victory Edition” to airfields in Europe, announcing the end of the war to our troops.
Air Heritage has records for at least 96 missions of various types, which Luck of the Irish took part in during the war. ... See MoreSee Less
Our family is in awe of the dedication shown by Air Heritage at restoring the plane our father flew. Here are his flight notes from the Battle of the Bulge drops - you can see his "716" notation as the last digits of the LOTI tail number.
Thank you for your service Happy Veterans Day
Well done on all your work including the flight details.
Honoring all our veteran members, today and every day.
Thank you for your Service!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Air Heritage was honored to FLY the "Star-Spangled Ambassador" Flag on the C-123K "Thunder Pig" to the Charlotte,/Monroe NC. Executive Airport
(Warbirds Over Monroe airshow).
Below are photos of the C-123K flight crew with the Star- Spangled Ambassador flag in Monroe NC..
The flag has flown on 125 different aircrafts, but never on a C-123 before!!! The flag has also been on all 7 continents and has been to 56 countries. www.facebook.com/StarSpangledAmbassadorflag. ... See MoreSee Less
You appear to have different L and R props. Is there a reason?
Long Binh Vietnam Spraying the base 1971-72