Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Anheuser-Busch brewery donates $4,000 to restore C-141 at Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum at Travis AFB

FAIRFIELD - The Anheuser-Busch brewery donated $4,000 to the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation to help restore the C-141 Golden Bear for display at Travis Air Force Base, it was announced this week.

The C-141, or Starlifter, joined the Air Force inventory in 1965 and with the C-5 formed the backbone of military aircraft for more than 30 years. The Golden Bear was the first operational C-141 and the first assigned to Travis. The Golden Bear was the first C-141 to transport wounded troops from Vietnam to the United States, and the first to fly into Saigon. Its last flight into Travis was in June 1966.

When the restoration is complete, the Golden Bear will be displayed at the Travis Air Museum.

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