Surviving Troop Carrier planes

 

The C-47 airplane proved to be a very valuable airplane for the Allied Armies during World War 2. Large numbers of these planes were built.

The plane was important in all Airborne operations during the war. Most planes were sent into civilian airservice after the war. Other planes were put into the serice of other nations armies or even in the Vietnam war.

Today, some of those planes are still flying, or put to rest in a museum. Other planes are sitting somewhere and rusting away.

 

On the day of writing this, a C-53 airplane that flew with the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron on the Normandy invasion is about to be restored. Also received a question for information on an old C-47 of the 74th Troop Carrier Squadron that will be repainted in war time scheme.

These two and the knowledge of some other surviving birds decided to do this pages to show these planes and in support of those who take care of those survivors.

C-53 # 42-68710    62nd Troop Carrier Squadron

 C-47 # 43-15073    95th Troop Carrier Squadron

C-47 # 42-24064    74th Troop Carrier Squadron

C-47 # 43-30652    37th Troop Carrier Squadron  

 C-47 # 43-15679    90th Troop Carrier Squadron   

 C-46 # 44-77575   48th Troop Carrier Squadron  

 C-47 # 42-100521   79th Troop Carrier Squadron   

 C-47 # 42-100737  98th Troop Carrier Squadron   

 C-47 # 42-100971  44th Troop Carrier Squadron   

 C-47 # 42-100882  87th Troop Carrier Squadron

C-47 # 42-32832    53rd Troop Carrier Squadron

 C-47 # 43-15509    37th Troop Carrier Squadron

 C-47 # 42-32827    47th Troop Carrier Squadron   

 C-53#42-68835     72nd Troop Carrier Squadron    

 C-47 # 42-92847    87th Troop Carrier Squadron      

 

 

 

 

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