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Tomer Ariav
It's remarkable to see these old birds still flying. Douglas did a good job here.
Michael Wulfsohn
Beautiful pic!
regular above my place !! nice shot !
ken kemper
Super Photo Arnold..........
Mike Boote
Is this a DC-2 or DC-3, do you think? I'm guessing a DC-2. I have heard there are a few still airworthy, and I believe one is in the Netherlands.
a mentor
The sides of the DC-2 where straight and the DC-3 more circular -- I vote -3
Greg Byington
Per Joe Baugher:

Douglas C-47A-75-DL Skytrain, 42-100971 (MSN 19434) to USAAF Jan 11, 1944. Eighth Air Force 20Feb44. 44th Troop Carrier Squadron [6E*B; Nose #42], 316th Troop Carrier Group, Ninth Air Force, Cottesmore (Station 489). Transported paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment to a drop zone near Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France on Mission ‘Boston’ 6Jun44. Transported paratroopers of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division to a drop zone near Overasselt, SW of Nijmegen, Netherlands on Operation ‘Market’, 17Sep44. Towed a Waco CG-4A glider transporting men and materials for the 82nd Airborne Division to a landing zone near Groesbeek, Netherlands on Operation ‘Market’, 18Sep44. Towed a Waco CG-4A glider transporting men and materials for the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division to a landing zone near Grave, Netherlands on Operation ‘Market’, 23Sep44. The aircraft participated in a resupply mission to the Keent airstrip near Grave, Netherlands on Operation ‘Market’, 23Sep44. TDY to Wethersfield (Station 170) 21Mar45. Transported British 13th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade paratroopers to a drop zone at the southern edge of the Diersfordt, three mile northwest of Wesel, Germany on Operation ‘Varsity’ 24Mar45. To FLC Feb 6, 1946. tro PH-PBA RLVS Neterlands Royal Flight Feb 25, 1947. The plane was once the private plane of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Now on display at the Aviodrome, Lelystad, Netherlands as PH-PBA (serial 19434). The Aviodome was the dome-shaped museum at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, which was moved to Lelystad Airport in 2003 and renamed as the Aviodrome. At various times, PH-RLD and PH-TCB have been reserved, but neither was ever taken up. Currently (2007) has wings, tail, and engines from 42-23974. Now airworthy and in flying conditon.
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