Charleston AFB Air Park

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CityCharleston AFB
StateSouth Caroli

Exhibits - By Primary role
Transport - 'C' 1925-1962
 Douglas C-124C (Globemaster II) Serial No: 52-1072 
 Douglas VC-47D (Skytrain) Serial No: 43-49355 
 Lockheed C-121C (Super Constellation) Serial No: 54-0180 
 Lockheed C-141B (Starlifter) Serial No: 63-8079 


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 James Hartnett
 Goose Creek, South Carolina

I have read through some of the comments you have posted on your website submitted by the individuals who have worked on the C-121AC’s that were stationed at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina. Since I worked on those ‘Connies’ for several years at CAFB, I would like to be able to contact some of those individuals who also worked on them, so could you give me some information that would enable to contact some of them?
12/26/2015 @ 09:54 [ref: 55823]
 jack dongelewic
 , Oregon

After training at Chanute AFB on B-52s.I was stationed at Charleston from Oct.1961 to March 1965. 1608th OMS. I worked on everyone of the Connie's parked on the flight line, at the time we had maint.crews. C-130-E models were delivered at the end 1962. I worked for crew chiefs Johnny B. Moone and Jerry Buittle both S/sgts. our flight was run M/sgt Frank Butler until he drowned while fishing. I also caught a couple hops on C-124s while going on leave. Favorite hangouts off base were Muellers Bar, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island and the Naval EMC. I learned so much in the short time I was there. Had some experiences and good times that I'll never forget. Roommates while I was there, John Arthur, Mark Langley, Kenny Karl and Frank Melomo.
06/17/2013 @ 15:08 [ref: 55478]
 Steve Hiott
 waynesville, North Carolina

I was stationed at Charleston from Nov 1972 to 1985 with a year gone to alaska. i worked as a mechantic on the C-5s before they left and then I wnt to transient alert. I met quite a few civilians who used to work on the types of acft that are on display. I was told first hand stories of life at charleston and tales of air combat in WWII. I am proud of what Charleston AFB and the great people who donate their time and energy to preserve this history. I only hope that more aircraft that have been stationed at charleston could be aquired before they go away. C-118, C-130, etc.
11/23/2010 @ 10:17 [ref: 11818]
 John Speaks
 Charleston, South Carolina

I would like to thank everyone who has commented on the airpark. Myself and another individual maintain these aircraft here at Charleston AFB. It gives me great pleasure to see the people and their families come out and enjoy these old birds. I used to work on the C-141B from 1991 to 1999. I now work on the C-17A. What can I say airplanes are in my blood. If you ever see us out there working on them feel free to stop and say hello. We would love to show you around.
04/17/2009 @ 08:26 [ref: 8781]
 Duane H Delk, MSgt Ret
 Ladson, South Carolina

I flew on the C-124C out of Charleston AFB,SC from 1963 until 1966. Then with the Oklahoma Air National Guard at Will Rodgers Aprt as a Flight Engineer Advisor. I'm inclosing a couple of pictures of the FE Panel and Cockpit.
07/30/2008 @ 18:48 [ref: 8293]
 Ray Webster
 Ladson,, South Carolina

All three planes got a much needed face lift this past Spring (2007). The C-141 got rid of the European camo and donned a new suit of clothes featuring a white vinyl top. I've some hours sitting sideways in that bird. The C-47 sitting at the flagpole came to CHS in the late 70s and was sporting an FAA paint scheme. Came via a C-5. Having been associated with the C-141 since 1969 until the last simulator was dismantled , I still get a lousy feeling in the pit of my stomach when I drive by her.
07/22/2007 @ 18:50 [ref: 6139]
 Glennis O\'Brien
 Spartanburg, South Carolina

I have been stationed at CAFB since 1979 and was one of the first female C141 Mechanics. It is very honorable to have served with prior mechanics of Old shaky!:~}
11/02/2006 @ 06:03 [ref: 5390]
 James Hartnett
 Goose Creek, South Carolina

For several years while I was serving in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic, I was a crew chief on a Lockheed C-121 Super Constellation. The serial number of the aircraft I worked on was 54-0175, and this was literally, the best "Connie" that Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina had assigned to it. This is not an exaggeration and I have a story to tell about this aircraft that proves that that is true. If I had more space here, I would share that story, but I don't suppose there is enough space here for me to do that. But I would like to communicate with some of the other guys that worked on these great airplanes, so if you could give me some information that would allow me to contact some of them, I would appreciate it greatly. It would be nice to be able to share some of those old "war stories" we have together. James Hartnett, SSgt(Retired)
10/23/2006 @ 17:54 [ref: 5361]
 Walter F Morgan Jr
 Summerville, South Carolina

Although some may complain "it's just 3 airplanes sitting in the grass" the airpark and the 3 planes mean a lot to the men that flew them. They are maintained by volunteers.To truly appreciate the "3 aircraft just sitting in the grass" consider 3 retired crew members visiting the old birds with their grand kids and telling countless war stories second only to their countless 10,000 flying hours...each...All airparks no matter how small are world class to someone.
05/19/2006 @ 09:46 [ref: 5012]

I was stationed at Charleston AFB from 10/63-10-65. I worked on "ole shakey" while there. I was a engine and propellet mechanic. I have many good memories working the R4360 engines and the Hamilton electric props. Did alot of TDY'S.
12/15/2005 @ 16:07 [ref: 4675]

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