Craycroft, Robert, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60551-Air Freight Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 60551, 14th Aerial Port Squadron
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Sergeant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Decatur
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
May 29, 2011
 
Location of Interment
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 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 60
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 60 (Bloomington, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page


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Last Known Activity
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 1966-1968, C-46 Commando
From Year
1966
To Year
1968
   
Personal Memories
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 C-46 Commando Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando was an American transport aircraft originally designed for commercial use although it was primarily used during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces; the Navy/Marine Corps version was known as the R5C. Also known to the men who flew them as "The Whale," or even more irreverently as the "Curtiss Calamity," [2] the C-46 served a similar role as its counterpart, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not quite as famous or as extensively produced.

Postwar, C-46s were briefly used in their original role as passenger airliners, but the glut of surplus C-47s dominated the marketplace with the C-46 soon relegated to a secondary status. However, the C-46 was adopted as a rugged cargo aircraft for northern and remote locations with its service life extended into the 21st Century.


Model Curtiss-Wright C-46A Commando
Length 76.44 ft | 23.30 m
Width 78.54 ft | 23.94 m
Height 21.75 ft | 6.63 m
Engine(s) 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engines generating 2,000hp of thrust each.
Empty Weight 30,001 lbs | 13,608 kg
MTOW 55,997 lbs | 25,400 kg
Max Speed 269 mph | 433 km/h | 234 kts
Max Range 1,199 miles | 1,930 km
Ceiling 27,559 ft | 8,400 m | 5.2 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 4
Operators the United States of America

   
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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2010
   
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  34 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Brannon, Clayton, Sgt, (1965-1970)
  • Brodie, Michael, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Cheek, Michael, MSgt, (1962-1982)
  • Corley, Roy, Sgt, (1967-1971)
  • Dobson, W Dan, Capt, (1967-1972)
  • Fox, Don, CMSgt, (1963-1993)
  • Graham, John, TSgt, (1950-1972)
  • Harden, Michael, Sgt, (1965-1968)
  • Harmening, Fred, TSgt, (1940-1970)
  • Harrop, James, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Haynes, Tony, TSgt, (1968-1988)
  • Hollowell, Robert, MSgt, (1955-1986)
  • Holzinger, Gary, A1C, (1963-1968)
  • Hopkins, Gerard, A1C, (1965-1968)
  • Ishman, Dana, MSgt, (1966-2004)
  • Lindstrom, Kenneth, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Longan, Robert, SSgt, (1965-1969)
  • Montag, Joseph, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Murello, Anthony, A1C, (1950-1954)
  • Nosker, Lawrence, TSgt, (1966-1996)
  • Parker, John, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Ree, John F., Lt Col, (1943-1973)
  • Sandoval, Joe, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Sepulveda, Milton, SMSgt, (1963-1988)
  • Steinbach, Tom, CMSgt, (1964-2002)
  • Strouse, Les, Capt, (1954-1964)
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