Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of six black and white 8 by 10 inch Fairchild press photographs and two corresponding press releases relating to the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access


Fairchild Aircraft Corp

Physical description

.05 cubic feet (1 folder)


  • 1952
  • 1952-1953


The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar was an American military transport aircraft, developed from the World War II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet, and designed to carry cargo and troops. The C-119 made its initial flight in November 1947, and by the time production ceased in 1955, more than 1,100 C-119s had been built. The C-119 was an active performer in the Korean War, and was modified as new technologies evolved. It was replaced by the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

Cite as

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar Photographs Accession 2012-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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