Menu

This web page contains paid links

Douglas C-47 Dakota / Skytrain: books - history (2/2)

A book on the Douglas C-47 Dakota / Skytrain? Here are books on the history, models and technology of Douglas transport aircraft (2/2).

C-47 / R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific and CBI (Osprey)

From Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day, the humble Douglas C-47/R4D carried out missions every bit as strategically important, and as dramatic for the aircrew involved, as those of the fighters and bombers in the vast Pacific/CBI theatres. The C-47's wartime operations paved the way for post-war military and civil air transport, proving that aircraft could safely conduct routine flights from the USA, Australia and India throughout the Pacific and South-east Asia.
The flights also demonstrated how the USAAF was able to invest in, and carry out, a mission that it had barely prepared for in terms of doctrine pre-war. In addition to linking theatres, the C-47 found itself in the vanguard of combat operations on virtually a daily basis in New Guinea, Burma, the Philippines, the SWPA and China.

The importance of these missions, and the dangers faced by crews tasked with carrying them out, is chronicled in numerous first-hand accounts from the aircrew involved in this unique volume on the Allies' favourite transport aircraft of World War 2.

Contents: Opening 1941-42 - Build-up 1941-43 - Pacific 1942-43 - CBI 1942-43 - Pacific 1943-44 - The CBI 1944-45 - The Pacific 1944-45 - Victory and Conclusion.

Author:David Isby
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2007)
Series:Combat Aircraft (66)
EAN:9781846030468
Book: C-47 / R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific and CBI (Osprey)

C-47 / R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific and CBI

Language: English

Buy from Amazon.com
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon CAN

C-47 / R4D Units of the ETO and MTO (Osprey)

The C-47 units of the USAAF were an integral part of some of the most dramatic episodes of the European war: 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, formation flying, 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.

Contents: Origins - North Africa - Sicily and the 'Soft Underbelly' - D-Day and Normandy - Airborne Invasions and Air Resupply - Italy and the Balkans - Decisive Battles and Victory - A New Way of Air Warfare - Appendix 1: USAAF / USN C-47 Units In ETO and MTO - Appendix 2: The Aircraft.

Author:David Isby
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2005)
Series:Combat Aircraft (54)
EAN:9781841767505
Book: C-47 / R4D Units of the ETO and MTO (Osprey)

C-47 / R4D Units of the ETO and MTO

Language: English

Buy from Amazon.com
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon CAN

Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in Latin American Military Service

This book examines in detail one aspect of the DC-3/C-47 history which is not that well known, the fact that DC-3s and their military equivalents and derivatives have been in continuous service in that geographically diverse region of the world known as Latin America for more than 75 years, longer than anywhere else in the world.

The DC-3 and C-47 came upon the scene at precisely the right moment in every nation. They were in use from the Rio Grande south all the way to Antarctica and from the remote Galapagos in the Pacific to the Antilles chain in the Caribbean.
As always, they were used as workhorses and heavy-lifters, but a significant number, surprisingly, saw combat service in a number of most exotic circumstances, both as ad hoc bombers and combat aircraft.
C-47s were not only the most numerous type in some national inventories, but often the most heavily utilised and valued.

Richly illustrated, with tables describing the often extraordinary individual services lives of each-and-every known aircraft, this is a testament to the men and women who, for three-quarters of a century, have sweated, cursed and yet loved these magnificent aircraft.

Author:Dan Hagedorn, Mario Overall
Specs:320 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 2.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Crecy Publishing (GB, 2021)
EAN:9781910809471
Book: Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in Latin American Military Service

Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in Latin American Military Service

Language: English

Buy from Amazon.com
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon CAN
< Top >

Related titles:

The ATL-98 Carvair : A Comprehensive History

The ATL-98 Carvair : A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes

William Patrick Dean

English | paperback | 415 p. | 2015

Douglas DC-6 and DC-7

Douglas DC-6 and DC-7

Harry Gann

English | paperback | 102 p. | 1999



Last update:15-06-2024