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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-Silent Wings Museum TB01

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Released:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Goldkogel

This is not collectible.

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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.

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About This Item

SilentWingPendant

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 (27374.2mi) View Map

Dropped Off 8/28/2017 MaxiWunder placed it in Goldkogel Burgenland, Austria - 364.24 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/17/2017 MaxiWunder retrieved it from Really SideTracked - Dubrovnik old train station Croatia   Visit Log

The trip goes on.......

Dropped Off 8/13/2017 Flo061 placed it in Really SideTracked - Dubrovnik old train station Croatia - 885.99 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 6/2/2017 Flo061 retrieved it from Sri Lanka Southwest Sri Lanka   Visit Log

Taken along to Germany for now.
I will be looking there for a good place.

Dropped Off 5/20/2017 Geo-herman13 placed it in Sri Lanka Southwest Sri Lanka - 5,183.67 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/12/2017 Geo-herman13 took it to H(avelte)..... Een boom! 🌳 Drenthe, Netherlands - 45.42 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 9/21/2016 Geo-herman13 retrieved it from Het Pad Der 7 Zonden Gelderland, Netherlands   Visit Log

Afther a very nice walk in the bush of Holland, Apeldoorn with other cachers I found this TB.

I will try to find a nice spot fot it.

Geo-herman

Dropped Off 9/17/2016 Juup placed it in Het Pad Der 7 Zonden Gelderland, Netherlands - 1,293.39 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/13/2016 Juup took it to Hateigskjrkia - Hateigs church Iceland - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/13/2016 Juup took it to Frisbee Park Iceland - .65 miles  Visit Log
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