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104 items in this album on 6 pages.

DC-2 passenger aircraft of China National Aviation Corporation on its maiden flight, over the pagoda of Longhua Temple, Shanghai, China, May 1935Damaged DC-3 aircraft at Suifu, Sichuan Province, China, 1941
DC-2 passenger aircraft of China National Aviation Corporation on its maiden flight, over the pagoda of Longhua Temple, Shanghai, China, May 1935Damaged DC-3 aircraft at Suifu, Sichuan Province, China, 1941
DC-2 passenger aircraft at Loiwing (Leiyun) airfield, Yunnan Province, China, date unknownJapanese L2D3 transport aircraft at rest, date unknown
DC-2 passenger aircraft at Loiwing (Leiyun) airfield, Yunnan Province, China, date unknownJapanese L2D3 transport aircraft at rest, date unknown
Japanese Navy L2D C-1 transport aircraft in flight over China, date unknownCargo loaded in a C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1942.
Japanese Navy L2D C-1 transport aircraft in flight over China, date unknownCargo loaded in a C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1942.
US special envoy Wendell Willkie arriving in China, 1942F5 photo reconnaissance aircraft on an airstrip at Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, 7 May 1942; note C-47 transport aircraft in background
US special envoy Wendell Willkie arriving in China, 1942F5 photo reconnaissance aircraft on an airstrip at Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, 7 May 1942; note C-47 transport aircraft in background
Waco CG-4A glider and C-47 Skytrains on the Big Springs Auxiliary Air Field, Big Springs, Texas, United States, 1942.Wounded from Battle of Midway being offloaded from a C-53 variant of C-47 aircraft at Hickam Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Jun 1942; note Jeep and WC-9 ambulance
Waco CG-4A glider and C-47 Skytrains on the Big Springs Auxiliary Air Field, Big Springs, Texas, United States, 1942.Wounded from Battle of Midway being offloaded from a C-53 variant of C-47 aircraft at Hickam Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Jun 1942; note Jeep and WC-9 ambulance
Douglas Aircraft Company employee working on the port engine of a C-47 Skytrain aircraft, Long Beach, California, United States, Oct 1942Aerial view of the tower, hangars, and pad at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1943. Aircraft seen include C-46, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, B-18, B-34, A-20, and perhaps others.
Douglas Aircraft Company employee working on the port engine of a C-47 Skytrain aircraft, Long Beach, California, United States, Oct 1942Aerial view of the tower, hangars, and pad at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1943. Aircraft seen include C-46, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, B-18, B-34, A-20, and perhaps others.
US Marine Corps R4D Skytrains and a rare Douglas R3D at Navy Auxiliary Air Station at Camp Kearny, California (now Miramar), 1943. Note the R3D doorway modified for Marine paratroopers, only 4 such planes existedAerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Note the CG-4A in tow taking off.
US Marine Corps R4D Skytrains and a rare Douglas R3D at Navy Auxiliary Air Station at Camp Kearny, California (now Miramar), 1943. Note the R3D doorway modified for Marine paratroopers, only 4 such planes existedAerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Note the CG-4A in tow taking off.
Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 1 of 5Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 2 of 5
Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 1 of 5Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 2 of 5
Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 3 of 5Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 4 of 5
Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 3 of 5Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 4 of 5
Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 5 of 5Almost 40 C-47 Skytrain aircraft at a training airstrip in Texas, 1943.
Aerial view of a glider training airstrip in Texas, 1943. Visible are C-47 Skytrain tow planes with Waco CG-4A gliders. Photo 5 of 5Almost 40 C-47 Skytrain aircraft at a training airstrip in Texas, 1943.

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