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Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

DC-3/C-47 “Skytrain”

 
 
DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" Marker (middle) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
1. DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" Marker (middle)
Inscription.
(top)
C-47D, Serial Number 44-118427
This aircraft was originally serial number 44-76462.
It is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program.

(middle)
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, the military version of the DC-3, was the most commonly used transport in the allied air forces during WW II. The C-47 was stationed at Pope AFB under the Air Transport Command from 1942-1946.

Engines: 2 1200 hp, turbo-charged, P&W Twin Wasps
Crew: 2 pilots, 1 radio operator
Length: 64 feet
Wing Span: 95 feet
Cruise: 185 mph
Range: 1500 miles
Gross Weight: 31,000 lbs

(base)
This aircraft proudly maintained by the men and women of the 43d Operations Group.
 
Location. 35° 9.927′ N, 79° 0.191′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Reilly Street 0.1 miles south of Bomard Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Pope Air Force Base Air Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pope Army Airfield NC 28308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pope Airmen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); C-119 "Packet" (within shouting distance of
DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" Marker (top) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
2. DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" Marker (top)
this marker); Airlifter's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Harley H. Pope (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Personnel Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pope Airmen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); C-123 "Provider" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pope Air Force Base Air Park (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Museum of the Air Force - factsheet. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - C-47 Skytrain. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - 43d Operations Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
3. DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" Marker
DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
4. DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain"
DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
5. DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain"
DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
6. DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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