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Wounded US Marines being loaded onto an aircraft for evacuation, Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 1945; note female USN nurse Ensign Jane Kendeigh

Caption   Wounded US Marines being loaded onto an aircraft for evacuation, Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 1945; note female USN nurse Ensign Jane Kendeigh ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
Identification Code   11672
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C-54 Skymaster   Main article  Photos  
Yontan Airfield   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Sep 2019

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. John Floyd says:
7 Jan 2022 10:19:51 AM

The aircraft in the picture is not a C-47. It is a C-54 Skymaster, or since these are Marines and a Navy nurse, it is likely designated as a Navy R5D. It is the military medical evacuation version of the Douglas DC4.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Jan 2022 04:25:08 PM

John Floyd (above):
You’re right. It’s a Skymaster. The links have been corrected. Thank you for bringing this up.

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WW2-Era Place Name Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan
Lat/Long 26.3936, 127.7467
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