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66-7947 was the first C-141 assigned to the 438th MAW at McGuire.

The pictures below of the arrival of the Garden State Starlifter on 8 Aug 1967 were provided to me by 305 th AMW Wing Historian, McGquire AFB,NJ .

I was an Airman 3rd class at the time and was standing in a military formation for the official arrival ceremony of the aircraft. It did not mean much to me 37 years ago, but today it means the world to me.

Like so many others the Air Force and the C-141 gave the start in life for a career in aviation. I worked this airframe for 36 years, retiring Jan 03 2004.

Howard (Howie) Holsinger
USAFR SMS Retired

Source:USAF Photo.

Source:USAF Photo.


The above pages are from a photocopy of the program
handed out at the acceptance ceremony conducted when
this aircraft was delivered to McGuire AFB on 8 August 67.
From the collection of Howard Holsinger



1983 - At Riein Main AFB, Germany
Parked at a remote area for fuel cell maintenance
435 OMS Enroute Maintenance
Copyright:Richard Figueroa

Source:www.Airliners.net
Copyright:Dean Pascoe


Ramstein AB, Germany May 1981
Copyright: R. Karlosky


June 1993
Copyright:Paul Minert


A cold day in early 2003: USAF Photo


Gary Boyd, 305th Air Mobility Wing historian, is interviewed by a local news station about the C-141B Starlifter display on McGuire. Mr. Boyd is the recipient of the Allan S. Major Award, a history award recognizing the best historian in the Air Force.
US Air Force Photo by Denise Gould


Bryan McPhee submitted these images of 7947 which he took in mid-2011 at the McGuire Starlifter Memorial Park.

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee

June 2011 Copyright ©:Byan McPhee





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