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C-141 Tail Number: 64-0644

July 1970
A slightly odd-ball two-tone paint job
Copyright: John Vadas

May 26 1973 - Mildenhall, UK
Copyright: John Vadas


1978@ Charleston AFB, SC
Copyright: Richard Figueroa.


Charleston AFB, SC
Copyright: George Miller

Charleston AFB, SC
Copyright: George Miller

Charleston AFB, SC
Copyright: George Miller


Island of Terceira, AZORES, - 655 delivers a load of relief supplies provided by the U.S. after an earthquake rocked the island on January 1, 1980. It was 7.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake killed 60 people and rendered 40% of 55,000. inhabitants of the islands of Terceira, Graciosa and São Jorge homeless. MAC flew in mattresses, bedding materials, generators and lighting equipment, emergency rations and assisted in the cleanup. (USAF Photo).


This aircraft never made it Davis-Monthan. It sat for a while after a "hard-landing" incident and probably served as good "midnight supply" source for parts for other aircraft. It was finally scrapped (see stories below) in July of 2000.

From: McKeever Daniel E TSgt 734 AMS/MX

Date: Nov 21, 2004 - 1:04pm


I was a 141 crew chief at McGuire during the time that 644 was destroyed. It was caused by a hard landing that caused un-repairable damage to one of the main landing gears and its support structure. The damage was too extensive to allow for a one-time flight to the boneyard. It was finally decided to strip all usable items off of the jet and scrap it. The shell was sold on Ebay for $1500.

This information was provide by TSgt. Scott R. Reu
"Jack of All Trades"
514 MXS / MXMC(E)
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641


Here are some pictures from McGuire AFB. They involve Acft 644 that was deemed permanently non-airworthy and sold to the highest bidder on eBay (I s**t you not) for scrap.

They removed all salvageable parts and sold the aircraft shell for scrap. Well once the winning bidder came and started tearing it up, he used a plasma cutter to cut through the wings. The fuel tanks were purged but the lines have check valves and the lines kept fuel inside them. Needless to say it caught fire.

I and two other NCOs put out the fire with a "Crew Chief Magnet", and saved their asses. From then on they used a "parrot beaked" pay loader thing to tear the plane apart.



Here's another set of pictures of the dismantling of 644 sent in by Don Cook.




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