The C-47 units of the USAAF were an integral part of some of the most dramatic episodes of World War II (1939-1945): the airborne assaults in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, southern France, Operation Market Garden and the crossing of the Rhine. The mass fratricide off Sicily, the night drop for D-Day and the Bastogne supply missions are also covered, along with more typical accounts of training, ...
Series: Combat Aircraft (Book 54)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (January 20, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 9.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1655988
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The combat record of the Douglas C-47 in the ETO and MTO is summarized in this nicely done volume by David Isby, #54 in the Osprey Combat Aircraft series.Though bombers and fighters usually get the headlines, workhorses like the C-47 made major contr...
lying, airdrops and casualty evacuation missions. This book details an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged design classic, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and bombers.