C-47 Skytrain-Dakota and DC-2/3 (multiple)

C-47 examples at McChord AFB in Tacoma, at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Ore., IWM Duxford, and a working service example I found parked outside its vintage hangar in Ephrata, Wash. The shots at McChord are lower resolution because they were processed back in 2007 … I do have the originals and may take a look at uploading larger files if these aren’t clear enough. Examples of the DC-2 and DC-3 civilian versions have been photographed at the Museum of Flight, IMW Duxford and the Evergreen Aviation Museum.

Another fine C-47 Skytrain example was photographed at the Pima Air Museum in 2017. Later in 2017, I visited the Erickson Collection in Madras, Ore., where they display a C-47B that was converted to a DC-3 for passenger flights at the Tillamook Air Museum. That one, though displayed as a DC-3, still has the tail cutout indicating it had some glider towing capability.

C-47D 43-49507

(painted as C-47A 43-15174 – an airframe that crashed in Germany on 24 April 1945)

NMoUSAF 2018


Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015

Evergreen Museum 2018

1943 Douglas DC-3C (C-47A-20-DL 42-23518)

This was originally a DC-3 that was put into military service during the war, and has some citations displayed

CAF Mesa 2017

C-47 41-7723

Pima Air Museum 2017

C-47B/R4D-6 44-76423 “What’s Up Doc?”

Palm Springs 2018

C-47A 43-15509

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019

C-47A/Dakota III 42-23668

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018

TC-47D 44-76502

McChord AFB 2007

McChord AFB 2017

C-47B 33153 (converted to DC-3)

Erickson Collection in Madras, Ore. 2017

Erickson Collection; Madras 2023

VC-47A 43-15579

March AFB 2018

C-47 A/H Skytrain 42-93127

South Dakota Air Museum 2021

DC-3C 4538

Ephrata, Wash 2010

DC-3A Norway Dakota

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019

DC-2 1368

Museum of Flight 2008

Museum of Flight 2013

Museum of Flight Aviation Pavilion 2016


Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015

Evergreen Museum 2018

Douglas DC-3-277C #2245

Museum of Flight 2011

Museum of Flight 2017


Smithsonian NASM 2015

DC3C-S1C3G 20194 “Patton’s Ace in the Hole”

Arlington WA 2016

Arlington WA 2021

DC-3 Pan American

HFF Paine Field 2016

HFF, Paine Field 2017

Evergreen Speedway 2017

HFF, Paine Field 2019


Champaign Air Museum / Grimes Field (Urbana) 2018

1941 Douglas DC-3 #4123

Missoula, Mont. 2022