DOUGLAS C-133 MASTER OF CARGO

A 1501st ATW C-133B with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
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Bob Archer tells the story of an aircraft which criss-crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, carrying vital supplies to support American military missions.

Douglas C-133 Cargomasters helped the USA project power around the world – and even into outer space. The four-engine, turboprop transport workhorse moved everything from large nuclear missiles to Apollo capsules, which were used to take astronauts on epic journeys to the Moon.

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