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The "Aluminum Overcast"
OOPS!The "Globemaster II" is the current C-17 military cargo jet.The C-124 was the original "Globemaster".Crews of the C-124 "Globemaster" referred to it as, "Old Shaky".As a soldier in the United States Army, I was fortunate enough to be able to fly in one as a "Military Hop" passenger, on one of the last flights of the soon-to-be-retired, near-obsolete C-124 "Globemaster", hauling two (02) UH-1 "Iroquois" helicopters from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, to Gray Army Air Field, Texas, and terminating at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas.The worst American military aircraft disaster in history was of a C-124 "Globemaster", loaded with troops returning home from the war in Korea, which crashed on take-off at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan, exploding into flames and killing everyone on board.
OOPS again!I just found out I was WRONG!The C-124 was the "Globemaster II"!The C-17 is the "Globemaster III".So, what was the ORIGINAL "Globemaster"?
The ORIGINAL "Globemaster" was the C-74, of which only fourteen (14) were built.
unit i was attached to in homestead had c124 and transitioned to ec121 AEWC in the '70. plan was to boneyard the connies but then the e3a's fell on their face for a few years and sent us to south florida just in case. the reserves at homestead had many bad stories about shakey. do not like douglas product.