34-48608 rolled off the Douglas assembly line in the summer of 1944 and was delivered in September 1944. Too late to participate in D Day, the aircraft distinguished itself later during the Berlin Airlift where it received it's name. Pictured on display prior to the next day's departure to Gander, Canada as part of a 15 aircraft C-47 group to fly across the Atlantic to for the D Day 75th anniversary.
Sold in Australia as VH-ATO. Cancelled Engine failed during delivery flight to Dakota National Air. Registered VH-DNF but not take up. Trucked to Larras Lee, NSW, in 2010. Moved by road to Walcha 2015.
'Men load bags of crop dust onto an airplane for the US Department of Agriculture. In 1952 many farmers lost most of their alfalfa crops due to weevil.' Interesting photo, taken by a local photographer, of an early C-47 (no suffix), 41-38697, converted to top-loading crop duster. The first in a fleet of aircraft assigned a BEPQ (Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine) number. Photo by: Leo Thorne / Uintah County Regional History Center
This Turbo Dakota flew over the city of Goma in Eastern Congo, the aircraft belongs to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and is used for airdropping, medical supplies, passenger and medical team transports as well as reuniting people over long distances with their families.