"D8" USAAF 6June1944

John Schneider

Albany, United States

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Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 125, 200mm.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota)
Mission: Drop troops behind enemy lines in advance of 4th inf. Div. landing on Omaha Beach.

American Airpower Museum, Farmingdale, LI, NY… .

*Offical Visitors Guide: "The C-47, originally known as the DC-3, started as one of the first commercail airliners. Best known for the ‘Berlin Airlift’, the C-47 dropped food, clothing and medical supplies to keep Berliners alive during the Russian occupation after WWII. The museum’s C-47 is one of the few flyable C-47’s with a paratrooper configuration and is a WWII veteran, dropping troops for the D-Day invasion and also serving (sic Korea, Viet Nam) most recently with the Israeli Air Force.

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