437th Troop Carrier Wing

A C-46 from Chicago's 437th Troop Carrier Wing.  These aircraft were used in the 1954 Atterbury AFB exercises.  These aircraft, equipped with "flip-up" bucket seats along the interior cabin walls, were used for both UN troop evacuation and cargo drops in Korea.  The aircraft themselves had histories of flying "the hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater during WWII.  1953 photo by F. E. Schlotfeldt, 2471st AFRCTC.

1954 - C-46 of the 437th Troop Carrier Wing, John Brown, 2471st AFRCTC in cockpit.  Photo by F. E. Schlotfeldt, 2471st.

Camp Atterbury, Indiana July 31, 1954

Chicago's 437th Troop Carrier Wing, Basic Training Flight at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.  Instructors, S/Sgt Fay E. Schlotfeldt and Sgt. John Brown, Cadre, 2471st AF Res. Combat Tng Center.  The 437th TCW had been activated to Korea and after return, the O'Hare AFB Wing scheduled the 1954 encampment at Atterbury AFB and Camp Atterbury, Columbus, Indiana.  Great facilities and their staff were excellent in their support both on the flight line and the firing line.  This group used the obstacle course and other facilities at Camp Atterbury.  Trainees quarters were in tents across from classrooms in the background.

The Wing Commander was the son of Kennesaw Mountain Landis,
the Baseball Commissioner.

Above photos courtesy of Fay E. Schlotfeldt

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James D. West