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

Douglas C-47

 
 
Douglas C-47 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
1. Douglas C-47 Marker
Inscription.

Known as the “Skytrain”, the
C-47 was the workhorse of
the Army Air Corps transport
units. Carried 82D troopers
into battle at Sicily, Salerno,
Normandy, and Holland

 
Erected by 82nd Airborne Division Museum.
 
Location. 35° 7.819′ N, 79° 1.334′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Marker and airplane are on display about 100 feet NE of the 82d Airborne Division Museum, Building C-6841, off Ardennes Street near Gela Street. Access is restricted due to Fort Bragg being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bragg NC 28310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairchild C-123-K Provider (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Curtis C-46 "Commando" (within shouting distance of this marker); 328th Infantry Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); C-7 "Caribou" (within shouting distance of this marker); 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
Douglas C-47 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
2. Douglas C-47 and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); UH-1A Iroquois Utility Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); 15cm Medium Field Howitzer, M18 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. C-47 Skytrain. (Submitted on May 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 82nd Airborne Division Museum. (Submitted on May 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brief History of the 82nd Airborne Division. (Submitted on May 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceHeroesMilitaryNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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