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Placid Lassie

A number of restored C-47s will be flying to France to take part in the 75th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day invasion.
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In Formation

Three World War II era Douglas C-47 (DC-3) transport aircraft with D-day invasion stripes flying in formation over Farnborough, England, in 2014.
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The Assault Continues

Douglas C-47s were the backbone of WWII Airborne assault operations. Photo shows a parachute drop initiating Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France, August 15, 1944, just nine days after D-Day.
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Jump!

An army paratrooper jumped from a C-47 cargo aircraft during a demonstration at the Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show in North Carolina last November.
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Facing the Unknown

Pathfinders of the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry (82nd Airborne) and aircraft crew of plane #10 just before D-Day in front of their C-47 Skytrain, England.
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Confidence

British Paratroops of 1st (British) Airborne Division give the 'V'-sign and "thumbs up" inside one of the C-47 transport aircraft.
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Retired from Service

After the war, many C-47s were abandoned and left to decay. Some have been restored, however, such as the ones flying back to Normandy this June.
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At the helm

Cockpit of old aircraft Douglas DC-3 Dakota also known as C47, Industrial Museum Rahmi M. Koc in Istanbul, Turkey, 2018.
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Humanitarian Service

C-47s were used in the Berlin Airlift to bring humanitarian aid to Germans in 1948. Here, U.S. Navy Douglas R4D and U.S. Air Force C-47 aircraft unload at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.