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Serial: T2 (1308676)
A C-47, more known as British indication Dakota. The C-47 which carried 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions belonged to 50th, 52nd and 53rd Wings. In contrast to Leigh-Mallory sorrows that the cargo in transport airplanes will be more weak, the Flak showed less efficacy in Cotentin.
Artist: © Jean Restayn
Source: 'La Campagne De Normandie (I) 6 Juin 1944', La Premiere Vague, Hors Serie 12
|Unit: 4th Commando Air Squadron, 4th AF, USAF
The USAF's 4th Commando Air Squadron based at Tan Son Nhut Air Base was charged with introducing the AC-47, doing so in late 1964. Delays had been experienced in the supply of Miniguns.
Source: "Military Aircraft of the Cold War", General editor: Jim Winchester. The Aviation Factfile, (c) 2006 International Masters Publishers BV, ISBN-10: 1-84013-929-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-84013-929-7.
C-47 (ex DC-3-G202A)|
|Unit: North Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command, USAAF
October 1943. This Douglas C-47 Skytrain carried at its yellow fuselage band the badge of ATC (Air Transport Command) of USAAF formed on 1st July 1942. Regarding their number C-47 had the largest share in the ATC-Fleet, and also they regularly passed over Himalaya between India and China. C-47B was specially modified for these extreme heights.
Artist: © John Weal
Source: Air International Magazine, February 1984 (Vol.26, No.2)
Source: Aircraft Magazine
Circa 1942. This a/c was delivered to USAAF on August 21, 1942. To RFC on November 5th, 1945. To civil registry as NC58022 (Kansas City Southern Airways).
Artist: © Jacek Konczak
Source: "Li-2 - Samolot Transportowy" Typy Broni I Uzbrojenia (TBiU), No.40
|Unit: Air Transport Command, USAAF
Accra, Gold Coast (Ghana), circa 1942.
|Unit: 4th SOS, 14th SOW
4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing 1968 - 1970 (Unit redesignated from 4th Air Commando Squadron, 14th Air Commando Wing [1965 - 1968]), Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam.
Additional information: A/1C John L. Levitow (submitted by: Aurie Stonecypher)
On February 24, 1969, while flying in a AC-47, A/1C John L. Levitow stunned and wounded by shrapnel, flung himself on an activated, smoking magnesium flare, dragged himself and the flare to the open cargo door, and tossed the flare out of the aircraft.
For saving his fellow crew members and the gunship, Because of his heroic efforts, A/1C John L. Levitow became the lowest ranking airman in history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force Sergeant John L. Levitow, one of only 16 airmen awarded the Medal of Honor for exceptional heroism during wartime died Nov. 8, 2005 at his home in Connecticut after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 55.
President Richard M. Nixon presented the Medal of Honor to Levitow on Armed Forces Day, May 14, 1970, at the White House.
Artist: © 'Nick' Nicholas
Source: 'On Target' Custom Graphics
|Unit: 61st TCS (Troop Carrier Squadron), 314th TCW (Troop Carrier Wing)
Operation Market Garden, September 1944.
|Unit: 9th TCG (Troop Carrier Command), USAAF
On 6th June 1944.
Source: Histoire Militaire
|Unit: 307th TCG
Artist: © Peter Kolmann
Source: Modelar 3. Brezen 2010.
|Unit: 2nd Air Command, USAAF
Artist: © Tomasz J.Kowalski
Source: Typy Broni I Uzbrojenia, No.125 'Samolot transportowy C-47'
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