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40th Airlift Squadron Screaming Eagles 3171 C-130J Model,Lockheed Martin,Mahogany Scale Model

$299.00

Fly with the Screaming Eagles of the the 40th Airlift Squadron in this wooden C-130 model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece of art you’ll love.

  • Length – 16 inches
  • Made from Mahogany
  • US Veteran Owned Business

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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40th Airlift Squadron Screaming Eagles 3171 C-130J Model,Lockheed Martin,Mahogany Scale Model

Fly with the Screaming Eagles of the the 40th Airlift Squadron in this wooden C-130 model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece of art you’ll love.

  • Length – 16 inches
  • Made from Mahogany
  • US Veteran Owned Business

The 40th Airlift Squadron is a United States Air Force unit based at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. The unit currently flies the new Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Nicknamed the Screaming Eagles, it is one of the most decorated airlift units in the U.S. Air Force.

On 18 February 1942, the squadron was activated as the 40th Transport Squadron at Duncan Field, San Antonio, Texas under the control of the 317th Troop Carrier Group. Beginning with only a second lieutenant squadron commander and eight enlisted men, the squadron slowly took shape, and in about four months was full-sized. At this time it transferred to Bowman Field, Kentucky where it began flying the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. The pace of developments in World War II drove a rapid training and deployment schedule, and on 6 December 1942, the 40th moved to Laurinburg-Maxton Army Airfield, North Carolina to begin staging for its move to the Pacific. A few days later, the Squadron left North Carolina for the Mobile Air Depot, Alabama where it received thirteen new C-47s. After they checked out the airplanes, the squadron flew to California.

On 5 January 1943, the Squadron left California for the Southwest Pacific Theater of operations. Two days later it landed at Brisbane, Australia where it came under the command of the Fifth Air Force. After a short time in Brisbane, the Squadron moved to Barbutt Field, Townsville, Australia, the Squadron’s first permanent oversees home.

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