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DC-3: A Legend in Her Time: A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute
By Bruce McAllister



Documenting the legacy of this beloved aircraft, this comprehensive photographic history celebrates the 75th anniversary of the DC-3. First appearing during the golden age of aviation in the 1930s, the versatile Douglas DC-3 has been used in numerous situations from the Berlin Airlift to Vietnam and has outlasted every other commercial aircraft in the world.

 

 

Gooney Birds and Ferry Tales: The 27th Air Transport Group in World War II
By Jon A. Maguire.

The 27th Air Transport Group provided ferry and transport services for the 8th and 9th Air Forces in WWII. Flying mostly C-47s, they were vital to the war effort, and their story remains mostly untold until now. This book contains many first-person anecdotes and hundreds of photographs.

 

 

Douglas DC-3: The Survivors
By Kengo Yamamoto

Operational histories and excellent color photos of surviving DC-3s and C-47s around the world.

 

 

DC-3 and C-47 Gooney Birds: Includes the DC-2, DC-3, C-47, B-18 Bolo, B-23 Dragon, the Basler turboprop Goonies, and many more
By Michael O'Leary

High-quality photos and interesting background information on most of the variants of this versatile aircraft.

 

 

The Legacy of the DC-3
By Henry M. Holden

This book may be the most complete history of the development of the DC-3/C-47 ever published. With over 200 histories of specific DC-3 aircraft, The Legacy of the DC-3 combines the personalities behind its development, the struggles that shaped this great airplane, and a chronological history of its peacetime and wartime adventures. It includes detailed accounts of DC-3s flying themselves, to monkeys in the cockpit, mail, freight and even other aircraft!

 

 

Douglas DC-3: 60 Years and Counting
By Ed Davies, Scott A. Thompson and Nicholas A. Veronico

This books takes the reader into the more obscure facets of the DC-3 through the long years of its use. Included is the complete history of the DC-3 turbojet and turboprop conversions from early efforts in the late 1940s to the latest Basler product. Also detailed is the reliable service of the DC-3 with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, one of the largest civil users of the DC-3.

 

 


Aircraft of the United States' Military Air Transport Service

by Nicholas M. Williams

A detailed history of the many aircraft operated by MATS in its heyday (including the C-47).

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