C-47/R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific and CBI

C-47/R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific and CBI cover


C-47 is an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged classic design, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and bombers. The C-47's wartime operations paved the way for post-war military air transport. It also demonstrated how the USAAF was able to invest in and carry out a mission that it had not devoted much time to preparing for in terms of pre-war doctrine (in contrast to strategic bombing). In addition to linking theatres (by flying across 'the Hump'), it showed how vital it was to operations within a theatre like New Guinea. Even if massed airborne invasions were not carried out in the PTO/CBI, all air arms need transports like the C-47.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Opening 1941-42/Chapter 2 - Build-up 1941-43/Chapter 3 - Pacific 1942-43/Chapter 4 - CBI 1942-43/Chapter 5 - Pacific 1943-44/Chapter 6 - The CBI 1944-45/Chapter 7 - The Pacific 1944-45/Chapter 8 - Victory and Conclusion

Product details

Published Feb 27 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846030468
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 104 b/w
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 66
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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