American Douglas C-47 transport aircraft at the Cherbourg airfield

Douglas C-47

American C-47 transport aircraft of the 99th American Squadron (99th Troop Carrier Squadron) of the 441st Group (441st Troop Carrier Group) at an airfield in the Cherbourg region of France.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain – American military transport aircraft, developed on the basis of the passenger DC-3 aircraft. The first flight was made on December 23, 1941, in total about 10,000 vehicles were built. “Skytrain” was widely used by the Allied air forces in World War II, and after its end remained in service with many countries of the world for a long time. Individual copies of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain continued to be used at the beginning of the XXI century.

Location: Cherbourg, Normandy, France
Photo date: 1944

In : 1944

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