Here is the link to John Sotham's article in Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine. http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/The-Curse-of-the-Cargomaster.html Pretty good, I thought. My only quibble was with a photo caption that said the high wing/low cargo deck layout came from the C-130. More a case of parallel development. The C-82, C-119 and C-123 already had that.
Thank you, Cal......!!
NOTE: AFTER YOU CLICK ON THE ARTICLE AND READ THROUGH IT, THERE IS A PLACE AT THE BOTTOM TO LEAVE A COMMENT. LET'S LEAVE A RECORD OF PARTICIPATION!
UPDATE 08/28/10: HOORAY for the Commentaters!! THANK YOU, Carl, Brad, Ron, Cal, Rick, Duane, Bill A, Larry, Ralph, Jack S, Tom T, John U, and Terry W, for leaving your comments on the above story in the Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine! Great stories! HOW ABOUT SOME MORE???
Those of you who did read the article, it's worth it to go back and read the Comments added. It really personalizes the original story! Then leave your own Comment!
UPDATE 09/01/10: YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!! 12 more comments have been added to the article (now totals 26)!! THANK YOU, Mark M, Ray H, Ken D, Dave N, Bob C, Robert H, James A, Don T, Dick Q, Don S, Phil K, and John L!!
You're all enhancing the original story with your personal perspectives! Let's keep it rolling!
By the way, our Chief Idea-man, Rick Spencer, suggested I order a couple hard copies of this issue of the magazine, for Travis and Dover Museum Archives (so I have), AND publish the procedure, so you could order one for yourself if you wish. Here it is:
Back issues are $7.00 each, postpaid. To order, please make your check or money order (in U.S. dollars) payable to the Smithsonian Institution and send your request to:
Air & Space Magazine, 420 Lexington Ave., Suite 2335, New York, NY, 10170, ATTN: Back Issues or call 212-916-1300. For specific questions, please contact James Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Curse of the Cargomaster" article is in the September, 2010, issue.
IMPORTANT NOTE ADDED BY RICK SPENCER:
I just called and ordered copies of the Smithsonian Magazine; and, if you order now, then you only pay $4.99 with free shipping as that is the price of a current issue.