Crew Chief of C-133B 59-0536 at Travis AFB, '67-'68
(aircraft now restored & RIP @ AMC Museum, Dover, DE: see blog header photo above!)
*ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
"I am working on a book which will probably be an anthology if I ever complete it. It will be about My Four-in-the-Corp.rather than all C-133B." Carl Trautman
OUTSTANDING!! I LOVE IT!!
Bill Neely, Lexington, SC
I really liked Carl's story as it captured the feeling we had then and now for this bird that took us around the world. We were a small group of USAF personnel with a large mission to perform. And, we did it with dignity for all. Let's hear more from Carl and his writing about those times.
Rick Spencer, Frankford, DE.
I like the lipstick on the airplane, cute!
Bill Arnold, Maumelle, AR
This is cute, but a crew of 5? What happened to the other engineer and loadmaster? As for fog, I think he should have used Dover. Very little fog at Travis.
No fog at Travis?! That's where the term "Tule fog" originated.
Cal Taylor, Olympia, WA
*Note: Tule fog ( /ˈtuːliː/) is a thick ground fog that settles in the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley areas of California's Great Central Valley. Tule fog forms during the late fall and winter (California's rainy season) after the first significant rainfall. The official time frame for tule fog to form is from November 1 to March 31. This phenomenon is named after the tule grass wetlands (tulares) of the Central Valley. Accidents caused by the tule fog are the leading cause of weather-related casualties in California.