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This Day in Georgia History

June 30, 1968

First C-5A Flight

The first C-5A completed its initial flight from the Dobbins runways in Marietta. Almost three years earlier, in September 1965, Lockheed had been chosen to develop this extra-large airlifter. With the war in Vietnam raging, the work force at Lockheed-Georgia was nearing peak strength. Maximum employment would come in September 1969 when 32,945 were on the payroll in Marietta, with a thousand additional employees at six subassembly plants. [Contributed by Dr. Tom Scott, Kennesaw State University]