Braun, Joseph, SSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43171E-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1962-1964, 43171E, 306th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43132F-Reciprocating Engine Mechanic
99011-Patient
Service Years
1950 - 1965
Staff Sergeant

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US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Master Crew Chief


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Chapter 76
  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 76 (Malverne, New York) [Verified] - Chap. Page


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 1953-1953, C-46 Commando
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1953
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1953
   
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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: Aug 11, 2013
   
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  21 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Arnold, Berle, MSgt, (1950-1970)
  • Greene, James, A2C, (1952-1956)
  • Harmening, Fred, TSgt, (1940-1970)
  • Hutchinson, Ronald, A1C, (1950-1953)
  • Jones, Will, SSgt, (1951-1955)
  • Pentecost, Eldon, CMSgt, (1949-1972)
  • Senecal, Francis, A1C, (1952-1956)
  • Waddell, Paul, A1C, (1952-1956)
  • Wadiak, Eugene, A1C, (1951-1955)
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