Good Ole 871

Two Turnin' Pretty Much All the Time

AWESOME? (Neat anyway)

This is the one I flew on ... from late 1977 to early 1962

Photo 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.