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By William M. Leary

Korean warfare 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. 
Title is from a citation, spoken via William H. Tunner in 1948. Chronicles the function of the wrestle shipment Command through the Korean battle lower than the command of significant basic Tunner. comprises copyright material.

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During June, the 314th Troop Carrier Group airdropped nearly 1,000 tons, with most of the supplies going to ROK units. This brought the total of airdropped cargo during the first six months of 1951 to 10,640 tons. C–46s were responsible for about 1,000 tons of this total, with C–119s delivering the remainder. By the end of June, Beijing had become convinced that the war could not be won. Armistice negotiations began in July. They were destined to last two long and frequently bloody years as both sides dug in along the 38th parallel.

Even the more modern C–119s were not without their problems. The airplanes looked like their nicknames—Flying Boxcars. While they afforded a good payload and were configured for efficient airdrops, they also flew like winged boxcars. Fully loaded C–119s had only marginal performance on a single engine, and Tunner would not use them for medical evacuations or to carry passengers. The air force, he argued, needed three types of transports: long-range, heavy-lift airplanes for worldwide routes; medium-range aircraft to move oversize equipment for airborne operations; and four-engine transports that could use marginal strips and replace the workhorse C–47s.

They were destined to last two long and frequently bloody years as both sides dug in along the 38th parallel. Routine Operations Operations by Combat Cargo became less urgent and more routine as the battlefront stabilized. ” The only exception to this generalization came with the introduction of C–124 Globemasters into airlift operations. While recognizing that the large transports required long (greater than 7,000 feet), hard-surfaced runways and would have only limited value in Korea, Combat Cargo wanted to test them on high-density routes between Korea and Japan.

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