I'm a former C‑141 pilot who lives in Tucson
AZ, not far from the Davis-Monthan bone-yard,
where virtually all C‑141's were scrapped.
It was a very sad thing to see.
After watching this travesty I started a project to put up this non-commercial web site with photographs of EVERY C‑141 that ever existed and ANYTHING else related to the C‑141. This includes pictures of ground operations, maintenance activities, cargo loading/unloading, passengers, crew bus adventures, transient quarters horror pictures, faces and places, .. just about anything you can think of .. as long as it is somehow related to the C‑141.
If you flew or worked in the Air Force for any time, on any aircraft (even if it was not a C‑141!) , in any capacity, to anywhere in the world, you might have some C‑141 pictures in a photo album or shoe-box under the bed just gathering dust and waiting to see the light of day. If you have any photographs, slides, or negatives of the C‑141, in any of its several versions and colors, and would be willing to contribute them for posting on this site, please let me know. I have the ability to scan 35mm slides, negatives, prints, and of course, can I accept any digital pictures you might have.
I've been getting lots of great material from lots of diverse sources. A guy named Bob Cogen signed the guest book on August 31, 2004, shortly after this site was started and nicely summed up the feelings of just about everyone who ever had anything to do with the C‑141:
Add up all the experience of every crew dog,
GI, POW, dependent, patient and evacuee
that benefited from the C‑141 and you
can begin to realize how much this veteran
aircraft contributed. The C‑141 made
a real difference to our country and
the world. That long green tube has seen
it all: life, death, hope, despair, triumph,
and tragedy. Yet through it all it has
been a steadfast friend that gave more
than could be expected.
It is sad to see the end come. Our powerful friend is now old and tired. It helps to remember the Starlifter's time was spent with the best people doing their best work for the best country in the world. What an honor it has been.
Any materials you provide will be digitized
and promptly returned and you will get
proper credit on the web site. I am donating
my time and web space. If you have a
web site or business that sells photos
or otherwise is commercial in nature
(e.g., sells C‑141 or other aviation
related merchandise) I will be happy
to provide a link at no charge in exchange
for pictures that can be posted on this
site. If you just loved the C‑141 and
want to see it live on in C‑141 Heaven,
now is the time to send your pictures
Thanks for reading this, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Mike Novack Contact me via this link
Thanks in advance for anything you can send along to share.
Browse and Enjoy!
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