The military version of Douglas' DC-3 airliner, the C-47/C-53 was known by several different names depending on the country using it. Despite this, it became universally known as the Gooney Bird. This is the Texas Flying Legends' C-53 Skytrooper "The Duchess of Dakota" in the early morning sunlight at Culpeper Airport. Photographed on Thursday morning May 8, 2015.
United States Army Air Forces
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper
N603MC / 42-6480/9X-B "The Duchess of Dakota"
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