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C-47A N47E “Miss Virginia” at Prestwick Airport.

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Harrygt40, May 26, 2019.

  1. Replytoken

    Replytoken

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    Jan 12, 2018
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Is she still air worthy? I am assuming so. But in either event, you did her justice in your image. Nice shooting.

    --Ken
     
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  2. Thanks Ken, she is one of 14 that flew from America to UK.
    The Squadron departed from Oxford, Connecticut (KOXC); stop to refuel in Goose Bay Airport (CYYR) in Newfoundland, Canada; refuel at Narsarsuaq Airport (BGBW) in southern Greenland; refuel at Reykjavik Airport (BIRK) in Iceland; and refuel a final time at Prestwick Airport (EPIK) on the Western coast of Scotland.
     
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  3. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    These birds were supporting the city of Berlin back in 1948/49.
    The Soviets tried to starve the city out. General Clay and General Tunner organized a skylift.
    The planes were known as "Raisin bombers" in Berlin because chocolate and raisins were thrown out before the planes landed at Tempelhof airport. The children loved it. Every 3 minutes a plane landed.
    The skylift was active from January 1948 to September 1949. It is told that 31 US soldiers died by accidents.

    This support is something to be proud of
    Klaus
     
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  4. Yes Klaus the kites were heavily involved with the Berlin Airlift, they even brought coal into Berlin......amazing story regarding them and their crews.

    Harry
     
  5. Well captured. Looks like she is well cared for.
     
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  6. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    I saw her at Oxford, CT and witnessed her leaving for England. I'll post a shot or two in an upcoming thread.
     
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  7. Thanks Barry, she looks very well cared for as were all the aircraft, don't think it would be cheap to keep these aircraft maintained to flight status.
     
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