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Old 10-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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If you ever get to Charlotte, N.C:

Retired EC-130E from Iran Hostage Rescue Attempt Now in Charlotte
The Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C., now has on display an EC-130E that participated in Operation Eagle Claw, the 1980 mission that attempted to rescue the Americans held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran, Iran. The aircraft, No. 62-1857, is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, states the Charlotte museum's Oct. 19 announcement. "Operation Eagle Claw is only one of thousands of missions this aircraft flew," said Shawn Dorsch, the museum's president. "Most of the rest remain classified, and probably will for a long time," said Dorsch. Spending most of its career flying special operations missions, this EC-130E participated in operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Grenada, and Iraq, states the release. (Click here for history of this EC-130E.) (See also Charlotte Observer report with account from retired Lt. Col. Russell Tharp, one of the aircraft's pilots on the rescue mission.)

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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The museum is at the Charlotte-Douglas airport, only about 45 minutes from our house. We'll have to go see it. Thanks, Lou!

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Herk7769 Thanks for the information.
What type C-130 did you fly?
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