[News Script: XC-99] Part: 1 of 2
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The XC-.9, worli's largest land-based plane,
becomes a permanent memorial to the Air Force
in ceremonies at San Antonio, The two-story
cargo plane, a portion of it built by Convair's
Fort ':orth plant, has been given to the
oisabler1 American Veterans who will maintain it.
T= e 230-foot wing was built in Fort Worth, the
fuselage in San Diego. During its lifetime,
which began in 1947, the plane set 21
BOTTLES ON DECK
Ten empty champagne bottles are set up on the
lower deck and San Antonio liayor Kirkendall has
the honor of formally dedicating the
The plane will rest at a site near Kell, Air
Force Base where it spent most of its life.
The mayor rolls a spare.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: XC-99], item, February 6, 1959; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc959333/m1/1/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.