Few aircraft were as well known or were so widely used for so long as the C-47 or "Gooney Bird" as it was affectionately nicknamed. The C-47 was adapted from the DC-3 commercial airliner which appeared in 1936. By the end of World War Two 9,348 had been procured for United States Army Air Force use. They carried personnel and cargo and in a combat role, towed troop carrying gliders and dropped paratroops into enemy territory..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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Few aircraft were as well known or were so widely used for so long as the C-47 or "Gooney Bird" as it was affectionately nicknamed. The C-47 was adapted from the DC-3 commercial airliner which appeared in 1936. By the end of World War Two 9,348 had been procured for United States Army Air Force use. They carried personnel and cargo and in a combat role, towed troop carrying gliders and dropped paratroops into enemy territory..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

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Date: 28 Aug 2002
Location: United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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