Good Ole 871
Two Turnin' Pretty Much All the
of "Good Ole 871"
Air Force C-47 ~ Civilian DC-3
Lots of hours out
of Offutt AFB on this dutchess. Her
complete tail number was 0433871. She was built in
September 1943. What a fossil, Huh? We called her
"Good Ol' 871". She was an ECM trainer and had
antennas sticking out all over her. She had three
direction finding antenna radomes hanging on her belly.
This article is dedicated to her last flight from Offutt.
I didn't go on that one.
Note that the article says she was replaced by a T-29. I
got lots of hours on that one too. I have some special
stories for both aircraft.