Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 125, 112mm, 05.26.2012

A WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota), civil DC-3, painted with D-Day invasion stripes. This aircraft is one of the few remaining that is confiqured for paratroopers…. It flew on D-Day, Berlin Airlift, Korea and Viet Nam… Did time with Isreal and now is semi-retired in Farmingdale LI NY

*&Featured: “Retired and Happy” – March 11, 2013


aviation, planes, aeronautics, warbirds, d day, douglas aircraft, dc 3, dakota, wwii, usaaf, woodeye518, deadeye68, john schneider

John has had a camera in front of his face for the better part of 60 years and will continue until he gets it right! Please respect the applicable domestic and international copyrights…. Enjoy, purchase or save if you like, but no publication, any media, without written permission.

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Excellent comp and sharp detail John.

  • Steven, thank you so much for your wonderful comment… appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Good old Goonie Bird. James. – Ted

  • Ted, thank you for your comment… appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 1 year ago

    Brilliant Work !

  • Colin, thank you so much, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 1 year ago

    A real beauty, perfectly captured! These birds fly forever too!

  • They sure are, this one is still flying. Thank you for your kind words!

    – John Schneider

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago

  • Thomas… Thank you for this recognition and honor, much appreciated!!

    – John Schneider

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

  • Peter, thank you for accepting this work into the group… Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

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