Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar

Twin engine transport aircraft

   From 1953 onwards some 22 newly build Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcars of the "G" model were delivered to the Belgian Air Force. The "G" subtype of the Boxcar had somewhat more powerful engines and some aerodynamic refinements (including the boom fins). This batch was increased with 10 C-119F aircraft which had been upgraded to "G" standards. In 1960 six more former USAF Boxcars were delivered in replacement for those "F" models returned to the USA. By 1975 all Flying Boxcars were withdrawn from use at Koksijde airbase and scrapped locally.

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-9 in the static display of the 1973 Koksijde air show.

CP-09

C/N

10689

Date In

May 1959

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2700, CP-9/OT-CAI, 3C-ABA, G-BLSW, N2700, scrapped

You can almost feel the tremendous power of this Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (CP-10) thundering down the runway of Beauvechain airbase on 26 June 1966.

CP-10

C/N

10690

Date In

May 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2701, CP-10/OT-CAJ, preserved Neuville, preserved Melsbroek

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-11/OT-CAK at Zaventem in the early seventies shortly before being withdrawn from use.

CP-11 (2)

C/N

10685

Date In

Feb 1961

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2696, CP-5/OT-CAE, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-11/OT-CAK, To Ulmodrome Neuville, parts used to restore CP-10 now at Melsbroek, scrapped.

 Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar CP-12/OT-CAL shortly after arriving at Koksijde airbase in the summer of 1973 to be placed in open storage.

CP-12

C/N

10692

Date In

Dec 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2703, CP-12/OT-CAL, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-12, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-13/OT-CAM taking of from Melsbroek airbase on 10 April 1968.

CP-13

C/N

10693

Date In

Aug 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2704, CP-13/OT-CAM, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-13, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-14/OT-CAN.

CP-14 (2)

C/N

10683

Date In

Sep 1960

Date Out

Mar 1974

History

51-2694, CP-3/OT-CAC, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-14/OT-CAN, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-15/OT-CAO in storage at Koksijde in the summer of 1973.

CP-15

C/N

10695

Date In

Apr 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2706, CP-15/OT-CAO, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-15, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-16/OT-CAP in flight in the late sixties.

CP-16

C/N

10696

Date In

Apr 1961

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2707, CP-16/OT-CAP, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-15, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-17 in the static display of the Beauvechain Air Show on June 24th, 1972.

CP-17

C/N

10679

Date In

Jun 1961

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2690, CP-17/OT-CAQ, transformed to C-119G from F model, CP-17, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-18 performing a low pass during the Brustem Airshow on June 23rd 1968.

CP-18

C/N

10680

Date In

Mar 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

51-2691, CP-18/OT-CAR, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-19 seen taxiing out at Melsbroek airbase in 1958. Unfortunately this aircraft crashed with the loss of all its crew at Veckerhagen/Hofgeismar (D.) on 22/10/1965

CP-19

C/N

11035

Date In

Mar 1954

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

52-6034, CP-19/OT-CAS, 22 Oct 1965 crashed at Veckerhagen/Hofgeismar (D.)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-20/OT-CAT taking off.

CP-20

C/N

11034

Date In

Mar 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-633, CP-20/OT-CAT, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-21/OT-CBA in flight in the fifties.

CP-21

C/N

10952

Date In

Aug 1953

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6022, CP-21/OT-CBA, fuselage used as garage at St.Niklaas

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-22 pictured at RAF Odiham, UK on September 10th, 1964.

CP-22

C/N

10953

Date In

Aug 1953

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

53-6023, CP-22/OT-CBB, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-23 seen at Beauvechain airbase in the late fifties. Unfortunately this aircraft crashed after a mid-air collission with CP-25 over Silly/Montignies-les Lens (near Chièvres) on 12 December 1961 with the loss of all her crew.

CP-23

C/N

10951

Date In

Sep 1953

Date Out

Dec 1961

History

52-6021, CP-23/OT-CBC, fatal crash at Silly/Montignies-les-Lens on 12 Dec 1961 after mid-air collision with CP-25

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-24/OT-CBD in flight in the mid-fifties.

CP-24

C/N

11077

Date In

Sep 1953

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6038, CP-24/OT-CBD, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-25/OT-CBE lined up at Melsbroek airbase in the late fifties. Unfortunately this Boxcar was lost
in a fatal mid-air collision with CP-23 over Silly/Montignies-les-Lens on 12 December 1961.

CP-25

C/N

11082

Date In

Dec 1953

Date Out

Dec 1961

History

52-6043, CP-25/OT-CBE, fatal crash at Silly/Montignies-les-Lens on 12 Dec 1961 after mid-air collision with CP-23

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-26

CP-26

C/N

11029

Date In

Jan 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6028, CP-26/OT-CBF, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-27/OT-CBG in flight over Belgium in the early seventies.

CP-27

C/N

10997

Date In

Jan 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6026, CP-27/OT-CBG, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-28/OT-CBH seen at an unknown location on 15 May 1972.

CP-28

C/N

11078

Date In

Jan 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6039, CP-28/OT-CBH, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-29/OT-CBI in flight over Belgium.

CP-29

C/N

11086

Date In

Jan 1954

Date Out

Sep 1972

History

52-6047, CP-29/OT-CBI, 918 (Ethiopian A.F.)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-30/OT-CBJ in the static display of the Koksijde Airshow on 12 August 1967.

CP-30

C/N

10998

Date In

Jan 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6027, CP-30/OT-CBJ, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-31/OT-CBK at Kamina airbase (Belgian Congo) in the late fifties.

CP-31

C/N

11036

Date In

Feb 1952

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6035, CP-31/OT-CBK,crapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-32/OT-CBL at Zaventem in August 1967.

CP-32

C/N

11084

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6045, CP-32/OT-CBL, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-33/OT-CBM making a single engine low pass over Deurne airfield on May 1st, 1969.

CP-33

C/N

11033

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6032, CP-33/OT-CBM, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-34/OT-CBN in flight in the sixties.

CP-34

C/N

11118

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6050, CP-34/OT-CBN, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-35/OT-CBO at Gosselies in the mid fifties. Note the single large nosewheel.

CP-35

C/N

11120

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Sep 1974

History

52-6052, CP-35/OT-CBO, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-36/OT-CBP and CP-28/OT-CBH dropping para-troopers over the Leopoldsburg plain in the late fifties.
Unfortunately CP-36 was lost at Sake-Massisi (Belgian Congo) on 19 July 1960 in what is the Belgian Air Force's worst accident - killing
the crew of 5 and 34 UDA troopers of the 3rd Marscompagnie Vliegveldverdediging (Airbase defence unit).

CP-36

C/N

11083

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

52-6044, CP-36/OT-CBP, crashed at Sake-Massisi/Bibatama (Belgian Congo) on 19 Jul 1960

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-37/OT-CBQ at Melsbroek airbase in the late sixties.

CP-37

C/N

11123

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Sep 1972

History

52-6055, CP-37/OT-CBQ, 919 (Ethiopian Air Force), Wings and tails at Debrezeit/Lideta, Ethiopia

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-38/OT-CBR at Melsbroek airbase in the late sixties.

CP-38

C/N

11119

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

53-6051, CP-38/OT-CBR, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-39/OT-CBS at Melsbroek airbase in the late sixties.

CP-39

C/N

11085

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6046, CP-39/OT-CBS, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-40/OT-CBT at Zaventem awaiting maintenance.

CP-40

C/N

11146

Date In

May 1954

Date Out

Jul 1974

History

52-6058, CP-40/OT-CBT, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-41/OT-CEA in storage at Koksijde airbase in 1976.

CP-41

C/N

11246

Date In

Jul 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

53-7829 (USAF), CP-41/OT-CEA, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-42/OT-CEB.

CP-42

C/N

11260

Date In

Jul 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

53-7843 (USAF), CP-42/OT-CEB, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-43/OT-CEC of n° 40 Squadron seen at Melsbroek airbase in the early seventies.

CP-43

C/N

00241

Date In

Jul 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

53-8138 (UASF), CP-43/OT-CEC, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-44/OT-CED at Kleine Brogel airbase.

CP-44

C/N

00244

Date In

Jul 1960

Date Out

Oct 1975

History

53-8141 (USAF), CP-44/OT-CED, scrapped at Koksijde

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-45/OT-CEE at Melsbroek airbase. This Boxcar was tragically lost when accidentaly  hit by a
British mortar round over Detmold (D.) on 26 June 1963.

CP-45

C/N

00246

Date In

Jul 1960

Date Out

Jun1963

History

53-8143 (USAF), CP-45/OT-CEE, crashed after being accidentally hit by British mortar round at Detmold (G.) on 26 Jun 1963

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP-46/OT-CEH at Melsbroek airbase.

CP-46

C/N

00254

Date In

Jul 1960

Date Out

Dec 1974

History

Dec 1974 53-8151 (USAF), CP-46/OT-CEH, preserved Royal Army Museum, Brussels.

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