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Airframe Details for C-130 #3098

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Aircraft: : 3098 (56-0490)
LM Aero T/V 3098
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 56-490
Current USAF 56-490
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 56-490 C-130A
Unknown [act] 56-490 USAF 817 TCS C-130A
Unknown [con] 56-490 JC-130A
Unknown [con] 56-490 AC-130A
Unknown [act] 56-490 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A
21 Dec 1972 [msh] 56-490 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A
Shot down near Pakse, Laos. Two crew parachuted to safety, with 14 killed.
21 Dec 1972 [w/o] 56-490 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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Jan 13, 2017 - 07:07 PM
C-130 56-490 picture added

I added a picture of 56-490 when it belonged to the 17th TCS - The Firebirds - the time was probably around 1965. Located at Elmendorf AFB, AK. The second from the right (looking at the picture) is my father - Bill DeBoe.

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