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The Hanoi Taxi (C-141)

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From 2006, the retirement of the last C-141 - The Hanoi Taxi


A Bit of military history you might be interested in seeing.


C-141 Tail Number 60177 was the last of the 285 C-141's built by Lockheed to

leave active service. She flew 100 POWs out of Hanoi on 12 February 1973,

some of them tasting freedom for the first time in six years. Each POW put

their shot-down date on the face of the oxygen panel during their flight to

Clark Air Base in the Philippines . For her retirement ceremony, some of the

POWs she brought home were brought back for the ceremony and one last flight

by this gracious lady. Most of them are old men now but their enthusiasm,

emotions, and excitement were evident during this flight and retirement

ceremony. She was then flown to Dayton , Ohio where she will spend her final

days in the Air Force Museum.

A very touching video - Be sure to turn on the sound.


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She used to fly for the 445th AW before her retirement. When they build the new hanger here at the AF museum they will put it in there. It sits outside right now so I see it everyday.

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