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Piper L-4 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a 2.5 ton CCKW truck in preparation for the D-Day landings. Devon, England, United Kingdom, Feb 12 1944.

Caption   Piper L-4 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a 2.5 ton CCKW truck in preparation for the D-Day landings. Devon, England, United Kingdom, Feb 12 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 12 Feb 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 13 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Peter says:
13 Apr 2013 05:09:48 PM

The photo above is not an Aeronca L3, it is a Piper L4. The Aeronca does not have an adjustable tailplane and I don't think any L3s went to Europe, only North Africa and the Phillipines. I have a 1942 L3B in my workshop.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
13 Apr 2013 05:47:32 PM

Peter: I think you’re right! The caption has been updated accordingly. Thanks for pointing this out and best of luck with your L3B project.

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WW2-Era Place Name Devon, England, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 50.4612, -3.5982
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