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RAF C-47 Dakota aircraft towing Waco Hadrian gliders, 6 Jun 1944; note invasion stripes on all aircraft

Caption   RAF C-47 Dakota aircraft towing Waco Hadrian gliders, 6 Jun 1944; note invasion stripes on all aircraft ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited Kingdom Royal Air Force
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Photos on Same Day 6 Jun 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 25 Dec 2008

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Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
11 Jun 2013 04:40:48 AM

A little known fact about the C47 is that the RAF name Dakota was derived from "Douglas Aircraft Company Transport Aircraft (DACoTA). Substituting a "K" for the "C" created a real place-name, in keeping with the RAF's policy of naming its transport aircraft after locations (e.g. the Bombay, York and, later the Beverley and Hastings).

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