Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar

Twin engined transport aircraft

Because modern aviation offered a number of practical solutions to improve the connection between Belgium and its African colony Congo a first batch of 18 Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars (the "F" type is easily identifiable by the lack of fins below the twin booms) was ordered in the early fifties. Deliveries started in 1952 and replaced a large number of Douglas C-47B Dakotas which were much smaller and had a smaller operational radius). In September 1955 all C119Fs were administratively returned to the U.S. Air Force; however they remained stored at Melsbroek airbase. Between June and September 1956 eight aircraft were transferred to the Royal Norwegian Air Force via the US MDAP programme. The remaining ten aircraft were kept in storage until they were bought back by the Belgian Government. In 1956 all of these aircraft were upgraded to C-119G standards by Sabena.

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CP-01

C/N

Date In

Date out

10681

Sep 1952

Sep 1955

51-2692, CP-1/OT_CAA, 51-2692, 12692/BW-C "Cappy" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2692, stored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ305, scrapped in 1976

History

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CP-02

C/N

Date In

Date out

10682

Sep 1952

Sep 1955

51-2693, CP-2/OT-CAB, 51-2693, 12693/BW-B 'Bamse" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2693, stored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ303, scrapped in 1976

History

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CP-03

C/N

Date In

Date out

10683

Sep 1952

Sep 1955

51-2694, CP-3/OT-CAC, 51-2694, Upgraded to "G" standards as CP-14/OT-CAN

History

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CP-04

C/N

Date In

Date out

10684

Sep 1952

Sep 1952

51-2695, CP-4/OT-CAD, 12695/BW-E "Elmer" (Norwegian Air Force), crashed on landing on 6 Dec 1968

History

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CP-05

C/N

Date In

Date out

12685

Sep 1952

Sep 1952

51-2696, CP-5/OT-CAE, 51-2696, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-11/OT-CAK

History

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CP-06

C/N

Date In

Date out

10686

Oct 1952

Sep 1952

51-2697, CP-6/OT-CAF, 51-2697, 2697/BW-A "Anton" Norwegian Air Force, 51-2697, stored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ307, Scrapped 1976(?).

History

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CP-07

C/N

Date In

Date out

10687

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2698, CP-7/OT-CAG, 51-2698, 12698/BW-F "Fiimbeck" (Norwegian AF), 51-2698, stored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ302, scrapped 1976

History

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CP-08

C/N

Date In

Date out

10688

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2699, CP-8/OT-CAH, 51-2699, 12699/BW-D "Donald" (Norwegian Air Force, 51-2699, stored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ304, scrapped in 1976

History

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CP-09

C/N

Date In

Date out

10689

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2700, CP-9/OT-CAI, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-9/ OT-CAI

History

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CP-10

C/N

Date In

Date out

10690

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2701, CP-10/OT-CAJ, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-10/OT-CAJ

History

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CP-11

C/N

Date In

Date out

10691

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2702, CP-11/OT-CAK, 51-2702, 12702/BW-H "Hiawatha" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2702, stored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ308, scrapped in 1976

History

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CP-12

C/N

Date In

Date out

10692

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2703, CP-12/OT-CAL, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-12/OT-CAL

History

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CP-13

C/N

Date In

Date out

10693

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2704, CP-13/OT-CAM, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-13/OT-CAM

History

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CP-14

C/N

Date In

Date out

10694

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2705, CP-14/OT-CAN, 51-2705, 2705/BW-G "Goofey" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2705, tored at MASDC (Davies Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ306, scrapped in 1976

History

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CP-15

C/N

Date In

Date out

10695

Oct 1952

Sep 1955

51-2706, CP-15/OT-CAO, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-15/OT-CAO

History

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CP-16

C/N

Date In

Date out

10696

Nov 1952

Sep 1955

51-2707, CP-16/OT-CAP, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-16/OT-CAP

History

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CP-17

C/N

Date In

Date out

10679

Nov 1952

Sep 1955

51-2690, CP-17/OT-CAQ, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-17/OT-CAQ

History

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CP-18

C/N

Date In

Date out

10680

Dec 1952

Sep 1955

51-2691, CP-18/OT-CAR, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-18/OT-CAR

History

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