Scott Field Heritage Airpark Receives Freedom Bird

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - It took a massive group consisting of members of the 126th Air Refueling Wing, the 375th Airlift Wing, and the 932nd Airlift Wing nearly two days to move a C-141 Starlifter into its final place of honor in the newly developed Scott Field Heritage Airpark. The aircraft, tail number 50-236, was a "Freedom Bird" aircraft used to transport repatriated POWs and troops back to the U.S. at the end of their tours in Vietnam. The aircraft initially spent time in the 126 ARW maintenance hangar where it was prepared for permanent static display and then restored to its original colors and paint scheme before being transported on Sept. 9 and 10 to the airpark. (Photographer unknown)

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