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China National Aviation Corporation

CNAC Douglas C-47 Skytrain photographed in flight. The distinctive CNAC "Chung" insignia was applied to aircraft in 1942 at the request of the 14th Air Force for identification. The "Chung" character means "middle" and is from China being referred to as the Middle Kingdom or Nation (中国). (Photo courtesy of cnac.org)
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Posted: 8/17/2010

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Convair XF-92A. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/28/2010

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POWs in the Korean War

Giant C-124 Globemaster transports ferried released POWs from Korea to Japan, and home to the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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A casualty arrives in Japan aboard a C-47, July 1950. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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The huge new C-124 could carry 200 walking wounded or 127 litter patients. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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C-47s carried casualties from forward airstrips to air bases further south. These patients are being evacuated from the front near Hagaru-ri in late 1950 during the Chosin retreat. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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Loading casualties onto a C-54D at Taegu, 1951. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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The H-19’s winch allowed its crews to pick up casualties without landing. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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An H-5 crew delivers a wounded soldier to a MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) unit. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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Aeromedical evacuation duo: The C-54 and the H-5. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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Aeromedical Evacuation during the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

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USAF Air Rescue Service H-19 Chickasaw helicopter in Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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The World War II Flying Fortress soldiered on in Korea as a rescue or staff aircraft. This SB-17G painted in yellow rescue markings was equipped with a droppable lifeboat. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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This SA-16A Albatross amphibian stands ready for the next rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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The larger and more capable SH-19A supplemented the H-5. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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An Air Rescue Service crew treats a wounded UN soldier on one of an H-5G helicopter’s two outboard litters. Note the whole blood hanging in the door, and the litter cover on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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An Air Force H-5G fitted with two stretchers prepares to evacuate a wounded soldier, July 1951. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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Helicopters and seaplanes worked together. Here, Airmen transfer a patient from the SA-16 Albatross amphibian in the background to an H-5G helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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Extreme conditions and rugged terrain challenged Air Rescue Service crews. Here, an H-5G helicopter evacuates an injured Ethiopian UN soldier from a remote, snowy mountaintop radar site in March 1952. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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With the increasing use of helicopters, the USAF developed new rescue techniques including using hydraulic winches. Here, an Airman is hoisted aboard a hovering SH-19. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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"The Speaker," one of the two loudspeaker-equipped C-47s 1st Lt. James Pragar flew. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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Air Force special operation aircrews experimented with “snatching” personnel from the ground via a hook on a low-flying C-47. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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Air Force H-19 helicopter used for special operations Korea. They could be identified by the lack of “RESCUE” markings on the side of the fuselage. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

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One of two loudspeaker-equipped C-47s. This one was named "The Speaker" and the other "The Voice." (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/17/2010

    

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