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Douglas DC-3 - Volume 1 (USN and USMC)


Douglas LC-47H (R4D-5L) Skytrain - BuNo 17221, assigned to VX-6 seen December 1967, at Christchurch, New Zealand. All photos on this page are courtesy of the USN via The National Museum of Naval Aviation

The Que Sera Sera, a Douglas R4D-5L Skytrain - BuNo 12418, at Williams Field, Antarctica, 1956.

A Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 39092, a former U. S. Army Air Froce C-47A, seen launching from the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), 30 January 1947, during Operation Highjump.

A VX-6 Douglas R4D-5L Skytrain, 1956.

A Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain seen on board the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47),30 January 1947, during Operation Highjump.

Seen during Operation Highjump, the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) passes through the Panama Canal, 8 – 10 January 1947. Douglas R4D-5 Skytrains are spotted on the flight deck.

A fine inflight view of a Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 17197, during Operation Highjump, 1947.

Douglas R4D-5 Skytrains aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), 8 January 1947.

A Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 17237, assigned to Operation Highjump.

A Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 39092. It is seen on the South Pole - February 1947, during Operation Highjump.

A Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 17237. It is seen on the South Pole - February 1947, during Operation Highjump.

Assigned to VR-13 of the Naval Air Transport Service, this Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 17238, is seen over the Admiralty Islands, circa 1945.

A Douglas R4D Skytrain assigned to NAS Squantum, Mass.

Assigned to VR-7 of the Naval Air Transport Service, this Douglas R4D-5 - BuNo 17131, is seen in flight over Florida, circa 1945.

A former U.S. Army Air Force Douglas C-47B-DL - Serial Number 43-48867, this Skytrain was transferred to the U.S. Navy as an R4D-6 - BuNo 50753. It is seen here, now called a C-47J, assigned to H&MS-2, MCAS Beaufort, circa 1967.

A Douglas R4D-6 assigned to H&MS-32, U.S. Marine Corps, circa 1958.

Seen in December 1960, this Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 17203, was assigned to Utility Squadron TWO (VU-2).

This Douglas R4D-6 Skytrain was assigned to Headquarters Squadron TWO (HedRon-2), MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, circa 1950.

This photo, thought to have been taken in Korea, shows a Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain - BuNo 12436, assigned to Headquarters Squadron ONE (HedRon-1), circa May 1952.

This Douglas R4D-1 Skytrain - BuNo 3131, was the first in a long line of Navy and Marine Corps Skytrains. It is seen at NAS Pax River, Maryland in 1942.

Another early U.S. Navy Douglas R4D-1 Skytrain - BuNo 3140, circa 1942.

A ski-equipped, U. S. Navy Douglas R4D-5 Skytrain, circa 1951.

A former U. S. Army Air Force Douglas C-47B-DL, this Naval Air Transport Service R4D-6 - BuNo 50819, was later re-designated a C-47J.

A U. S. Navy Douglas R4D-2 - BuNo 4707 - 21 March 1941. This aircraft was originally delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Another view of Douglas R4D-2 - BuNo 4707.

A Navy R4D touching down at a unknown location, circa 1943. The South Pacific, perhaps?

A U. S. Navy TC-47J (R4D-6R) - BuNo 50790 seen at Davis Monthan AFB - 13 March 1967.

A Douglas R4D Skytrain assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas, circa 1955. Photo: U.S. Navy

A C-47J (R4D-6) seen over MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii - 16 April 1969. Photo: USMC by Staff Sergeant J. T. Purcell

On the ramp at NAS Jax, Douglas C-47M - BuNo 50794, part of the Naval Mission to Ecuador - 25 May 1967. Photo: U.S. Navy

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