Aviation Photo #1760780 Douglas DC-3-G202A - Untitled

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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the Douglas DC-3, a large number of this classic bird gathered at Rock Falls airport in Illinois, in preparation of their mass arrival at Airventure in Oshkosh on July 26th
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    Richard Koot
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    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Sterling / Rock Falls - Whiteside County / Jos H Bittorf Field
    July 25, 2010
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7 years ago
Photographs capture history, and this photo captures a rare shot of 3 D-Day painted DC-3's aircraft parked together. The top plane "3A" 42-32832 is probably the most documented Troop Carrier aircraft flying. This aircraft dropped troops during 2 misions in Sicily "Husky", then dropped troops during the invasion of Italy "Avalanche", It then dropped the 507th on D-Day. It made 3 behind the lines missions in Holland during operation "Market Garden" (Troop Drop, Glider Pull, Supply Drop), and the last drop it made was during operation "Varsity" in Germany.

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