Oct 122011
 



In our first post on the General Airborne Transport XCG-16 military transport/assault glider, we presented a preliminary test report from November 14, 1944 evaluating this unusual lifting fuselage design. This post presents additional photos of the XCG-16 taken both before and after those previously published. The first 14 photos in the gallery above date from September 21, 1944 and were likely taken at Oxnard Flight Strip in California; this later became Oxnard Air Force Base and is now Camarillo Airport. The final two photos date from November 20, 1944 and were likely taken over/near Clinton County Army Air Field, Wilmington, Ohio, the glider test and experiment field 1942-45. For some excellent background information on the XCG-16, please checkout an article on the type at IndianaMilitary.org. The June 1945 issue of Popular Science also has an excellent article on this glider with some very rare color shots. Please click through the gallery above to view the photos in high resolution.

All images from NARA Archives II, College Park, MD, RG 341

  2 Responses to “General Airborne Transport XCG-16 Military Transport / Assault Glider (Part 2)”

  1. Nice images of the XCG-16 and Miss Barbara. The last two photos of the 17 were made over (or in the near vicinity) Clinton County Army Air Field, Wilmington, Ohio, the glider test and experiment field 1942-45.
    Charles Day

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