As an aviation-obsessed kid, I knew this aircraft as the Douglas Dakota but only just discovered that this was the RAF designation for the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, the dominant troop carrying transport used in the Normandy landings on D-Day, June 6th, 1944 and the workhorse of many airforces around the world since. Apparently, the aircraft is still in service in various countries despite now being an 80 year old design.
This particular C-47, named “That’s All Brother”, is carefully looked after by the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing in San Marcos and is about to embark on a journey across the Atlantic to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
For the technically inclined...
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