This is the C-53D "Sky Trooper" , it is a military version of the DC-3. And Troop Transport Version of the C-47 Dakota.)
In WS you can see full version of this photo.
As you know today is the The 70th anniversary of the D-day. They said this plane was there too.
The 6th of June 1944 saw one of the most audacious and heroic wartime operations in the 20th century. Around 156,000 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy in the biggest sea-borne invasion in military history. Known as Operation Overlord, the Allied mission was clear - to take back France from the invading Germans moving inwards from the coast. Landing on 5 beaches designated with the codenames by which they are still known today: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, the soldiers stormed the coast from Saint-Marie-du-Mont to Ouistreham, taking thousands of casualties. The ensuing Battle of Normandy lasted for 80 days as the Allies repelled the German forces.
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Sergiom (53823) 2014-06-06 5:12
J'étais sur les côtes de la Normandie pour le 60th anniversaire du débarquement et c'était très impressionnant.Une belle contre plongée sur cet avion qui devait faire beaucoup de bruit à l'époque.
macondo (18551) 2014-06-06 6:08
Like you, I have posted a D-Day photo; it was good to find someone else had decided to mark the occasion. It's a great, bright shot - sharp, clear and well cropped. I can understand why you have angled it with a strong tilt. I like the way the aircraft and its colourful paintwork dramatically dominate this photo. Good note, too.
fritzi007 (2441) 2014-06-06 6:13
really a very interesting recording and commentary, congratulations! (das Bild des Mädchens ist auch sehr nett!)
Wish you a nice weekend
photoray (9883) 2014-06-06 6:35
Fine tribute image to the 'greatest generation'.
My uncle Jake McNiece dropped out of one of these that day and even more missions later, including one to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, but he was not there, hiding elsewhere.
What followed at the end of WWII was very important, because we tried to help Germany instead of punish her, with the Marshall Plan. My other uncle - Blaze Anderson, airforce pilot and mechanic stayed in Deutschland and helped rebuild, and even married a Fraulein.
We pray for future generations everlasting Peace.
Didi (54705) 2014-06-06 9:16
Nice picture for the D Day feast
Very good approach close to the eplane
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-06-06 11:19
A fitting tribute to those many who gave their lives, even reading your note, the numbers of people involved can never fail to astonish. I love the painting on the nose of the plane too, it really is of its time and instantly brings my mind to those times. Lovely shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Fis2 (81536) 2014-06-06 11:21
Beautiful Dakota, a great engine!
Excellent POV, colors and light.
I like it.
SnapRJW (28917) 2014-06-06 13:23
Hello Serghei - I appreciate you posting this fine commemorative shot and salute those who gave so much that we may enjoy freedom from tyranny.
Your D Day Doll is a reminder of what was dear to the hearts of those who gave so much..... home, family, loved ones and a life to be lived in peace.
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-06-06 14:02
Cool shot of this historic airplane. I like the painting of the woman on the side. The WS photo is also interesting, since we can see the visitors looking at the plane. In Brooklyn there is also a historic airfield where you can see old planes. It's called Floyd Bennett Field. I hope all is well with you. :-)
ourania (25574) 2014-06-06 14:12
it's great you had such an interesting photo in your collection to honour the anniversary of the D-Day. I like very much the strong perspective and the clarity of your picture. The dynamism of the plane is superb and, although the lower part is full of details, the plane is the absolute protagonist. Wonderful textures, light and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
You may have heard that a 93 year old veteran parachutist jumped once again today in Normandy to honour his fellow soldiers.
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
fabbs99 (15677) 2014-06-06 22:00
Excellent and colorful shot of the lady on the sky trooper.The invasion through the beach of Normandy was probably the last nail in the coffin for Hitler.Keep sharing.TFS.
mirosu (12290) 2014-06-07 4:52
Excellent photo to remember this important historical day. Superb detail of this famous DC-3. As a child I was flying with DC-3 at air-show. Open door, simple side chair. I wish to have an opportunity to fly with this airplane once more.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice weekend.
danos (82675) 2014-06-07 8:17
nice the close up of the C-53D 'Sky Trooper' with the painting of the doll,and the American flag to dominating the scene.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the scene.
eldancer1 (24769) 2014-06-07 9:59
This airplane is popular--I posted a picture of this same plane yesterday. Good pov and sharp details. Was the tilt intentional? Nice to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
resat1972 (7134) 2014-06-07 10:20
aircraft museum. or a restaurant
America is different from a beautiful moment
pierrefonds (54620) 2014-06-07 16:10
The presence of the people is animating the scene. The point of view is showin g the details and the colors of the C-53D. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
jcpix (11054) 2014-06-07 16:35
A fine tribute and colorful way to commemorate the events of 70 years ago. My grandfather was part of the forces that went in on Utah Beach, so I have an emotional connection to D-Day, although far removed from even being born at that point.
Always a great link to the past to see these old timers, and you've shown us one with a lot of flare and pride. Good to know these are still being shown for public interest and knowledge of an era in history. Well taken, well presented, and well....just plain ol' good! :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take it easy my friend.
Cheers from the U.S.,
mesutilgim (79420) 2014-06-08 4:13
Nice capture of this famous transporter of WW II with good pov and layout.
TFS and best regards
batalay (34575) 2014-06-08 6:49
An appropriate piece of symbolism for D-Day, 70 years ago. I wanted to share with you an extraordinary link that a friend sent me from Hawaii, "D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later".