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McChord AFB in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Douglas TC-47D Skytrain

S/N 44-76502

 

“Gooney Bird”

 
Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker
Inscription. The C-47 first entered service in 1941 and became the backbone of the U.S. Army Air Forces airlift capability during World War II. Between 1942-1945, C-47s helped the 62d Troop Carrier Group make their mark on the front lines of North Africa and European theater. In conducting their main mission, the delivery of troops, the 62d TCG also utilized CG-4 Hardrian Gliders. At the conclusion of the war, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the Skytrain one of the four weapons, along with the bazooka, jeep and atomic bomb, that most helped to win World War II. C-47s served in multiple roles with a number of McChord based units between 1940-1960.

Proudly maintained by the McChord Air Museum.
 
Erected by McChord Air Museum.
 
Location. 47° 7.896′ N, 122° 28.944′ W. Marker is in McChord AFB, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Colonel Joe Jackson Boulevard east of 6th Street SW, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the McChord Air Museum's aircraft park. Marker is in this post office area: McChord AFB WA 98438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas B-23 Dragon (a few steps from this marker); Fairchild C-82A Packet (within shouting
Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
2. Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker
distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas B-18A Bolo (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86D Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. McChord Air Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. National Museum of the Air Force - factsheet. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - Douglas C-47 Skytrain. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
4. Wikipedia - 62d Airlift Wing. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
3. Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker
Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
4. Douglas TC-47D Skytrain Marker
Douglas TC-47D Skytrain image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
5. Douglas TC-47D Skytrain
Detail of tail insignia image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
6. Detail of tail insignia
Detail of engine insignia image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
7. Detail of engine insignia
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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