C-47/R4D Units of the ETO and MTO

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C-47/R4D Units of the ETO and MTO

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The C-47 units of the USAAF were an integral part of some of the most dramatic episodes of World War II (1939-1945): the airborne assaults in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, southern France, Operation Market Garden and the crossing of the Rhine. The mass fratricide off Sicily, the night drop for D-Day and the Bastogne supply missions are also covered, along with more typical accounts of training, formation flying, airdrops and casualty evacuation missions. This book details an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged design classic, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and bombers.

Table of Contents

Origins/North Africa/Sicily and the 'Soft Underbelly'/D-Day and Normandy/Airborne Invasions and Air Resupply/Italy and the Balkans/Decisive Battles and Victory/ A New Way of Air Warfare/Appendix 1: USAAF/USN C-47 Units In ETO/MTO/Appendix 2: The Aircraft

Product details

Published Jan 01 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841767505
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 96 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 54
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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