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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-Silent Wings Museum TB01

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Texas, United States
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This trackable is unusual for its survivorship. In the years 2010 to the present, collections of between 100 and 400 travel bugs have been annually released in the United States (95%) and Europe (5%). This travel bug is part of the mere three percent of the 2010-14 releases that had been retrieved and dropped off at least 25 times and had been active for at least five years, before going missing.  As of 28-Mar-19, this particular TB had been moved by 48 cachers and had been in circulation for 8.0 years (2290 days).

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


Keychain Pendant (WACO-CG4A). This item was purchased at the Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, TX. The museum preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program. The facility is located on the site of the World War II South Plains Army Air Field, where about 80% of the glider pilots were trained between 1942 and 1945. The pendant depicts a WACO CG4A, the most widely used United States troop/cargo military glider of World War II.  Among many exhibits, the museum houses a faithfully restored example of the nearly the nearly 15,000 WACO gliders built during the war effort.

The CG-4A was constructed of fabric-covered wood and metal and was crewed by a pilot and copilot. It had two fixed mainwheels and a tailwheel. The CG-4A could carry 13 troops and their equipment. Cargo loads could be a jeep, a 75 mm howitzer, or a ¼ ton trailer; they were loaded through the upward-hinged nose section. C-47s were usually used as tow aircraft. CG-4As went into operation in July 1943 during the Allied invasion of Sicily. They participated in the American airborne landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, and in other important airborne operations in Europe and in the China-Burma-India Theater.

The WACOs were conceived and built to be retrieved and reused. On the battlefield a tow cable was elevated to be available for a low-flying tow plane equipped with a tail hook. However, gliders were generally considered expendable by high-ranking European theater officers and combat personnel and were usually abandoned, or destroyed, after the initial landing. Despite this general lack of support for the recovery system, several gliders were recovered from Normandy and even more from the Operation Market-Garden in the Netherlands and Wesel, Germany.

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Tracking History (28584.9mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/10/2019 atti850s retrieved it from Fischers Fritz Oberösterreich, Austria   Visit Log

...weiter geht die Reise....

Discovered It 04/01/2019 öli1 discovered it Oberösterreich, Austria   Visit Log

in "Fischers Fritz" gesehen.
Danke fürs zeigen.

Dropped Off 03/28/2019 bergpeserl placed it in Fischers Fritz Oberösterreich, Austria - 1.9 miles  Visit Log

Have a good trip!

  • Silent Wings Museum in Austria
Visited 03/28/2019 bergpeserl took it to Mörderischer Hinterhalt Oberösterreich, Austria - 123.15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/27/2019 bergpeserl took it to Argiope bruennichi Wien, Austria - .29 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/27/2019 bergpeserl took it to Virtual Reward - Das Riesenrad Wien, Austria - 1.95 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/27/2019 bergpeserl took it to Franz Schuster Wien, Austria - 3.33 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/27/2019 bergpeserl took it to Vienna Metro Art (Letterbox) Wien, Austria - 1.07 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/27/2019 bergpeserl took it to Österreichs Nachbarn Wien, Austria - .74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/27/2019 bergpeserl took it to Pfadfindergruppe 21 Wien, Austria - 3.76 miles  Visit Log
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