Jim Nelson's assignment at Tainan Air Base in 1958 afforded him the opportunity to photograph many of the aircraft flown by the ROCAF out of Tainan and US military aircraft visiting the base.
C-119 number 937, or should we refer to her as Miss Betty? I like the old aircraft markings. The individual art gave life to each aircraft, where so many men spent so much time during war periods. The caricatures allowed the crew to make their aircraft something personal.
I like this picture of C-119 tail 33143. She looks strong and proud sitting here. I wonder what strength she provided to the ROCAF during her long life time of service?
This is an unusual picture. Here sit at least 5 ROCAF F-80's. Their canopy's are off, yet there is not one soul in site. Wonder where the pilots are....
More ROCAF C-119's stand ready for their next hauling mission.It looks like these F-86 aircraft were in for maintenance at Tainan. They could have been rotation birds from Okinawa, Japan or even Korea.
Not sure about these C-119's. They could belong to the USAF or maybe the ROCAF awaiting refurbishing and ROCAF markings.
Below: A squadron of US Marine F-86's and a US Navy PV2-5F sub-hunter aircraft sit on the tarmac at Tainan AB in 1958.