Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. This Douglas C-53D Sky trooper (C-47 Skytrain) N45366 / 42-68830 / M2-R (cn 11757) 'D-Day Doll' was delivered to the USAAF in 1943 as 42-68830 and flew three missions during the D-Day invasion.
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photoray (13981) 2014-06-06 6:54
Fine action view of the historical Sky Trooper in good resolution.
Trekie Serghei also posted a C 47 image taken from Riverside.
Thanks for sharing,
ikeharel (71475) 2014-06-07 1:16
Sepia tone works well, as an old plane shown, Eleu.
Still in good flying condition, actually went out of service just two decades ago.
Once flew this type, and on it's door there was a sign: "Substitute for a Dakota - only with another Dakota".
Have a nice weekend,
serp2000 (44203) 2014-06-08 3:24
Oh, yeah! I see this is the same plane. The three white stripes remind me ADIDAS style. Good idea to make this photo in sepia, it looks like a document photo. Good capture of the flying Sky Trooper.
PiotrF (17580) 2014-06-12 11:48
nicely captured shot of this Douglas C-53D. Nicely composed shot with many interesting details. Great color in sepia.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (36343)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-03-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-06 6:31