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Cap'n Larry Kraus has unearthed a small treasure chest of photos. This is just the first installment; stay tuned for more.

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Dave Kelly at the self-briefing map at BLM Dispatch at Fort Wainwright DC-7C Tanker 115 oiling at Fort Wainwright; Jan Reifenberg was the pilot
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Bob Carrier (Butler Mechanic) looking at #4 engine on T115 at Fort Wainwright as Roger Brant (copilot for Laddie Lash on T66), Jan Reifenberg, and an unknown person supervise Another shot of T115 at Fort Wainwright
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Tanker 115 en route to a fire in the Brooks Range - from Tanker 66 Pat Leroux fueling DC-7C Tanker 28 on the day off spot at Fort Wainwright on 29. June '83
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Sis-Q's DC-6 Tanker 46 oiling at the day off spot at Fort Wainwright on 29. June '83 Looking NE from Hangar One (BLM Ramp) at Fort Wainwright toward Russian T Hangars. H&P C-119G Tanker 134, Sea Air Twin Otter, Argosy, tail of ERA Twin Otter. June 1983
The "Russian T Hangars" were used during the ferrying of Lend Lease aircraft (mostly P-39s,P-63s and B-25s) to the Soviets during the war when Fort Wainwright was Ladd Field. In 1983 they were on the Register of National Historic Structures.
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Hawkins & Powers C-119G Tanker 134 following a #1 prop change at Fort Wainwright, June 1983 Dave Kelly (pilot of T66) and Bob West (pilot of T134) along with an unknown H&P mechanic (on ladder) by Tanker 134 following #1 prop change at Fort Wainwright, June 1983

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