Not only did each type of aircraft satisfy special requirements in the war, our specific airframes each have their own unique story of service and contribution to the war effort.
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The Douglas R4D, C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators to the present day.
The Vultee BT-15 was the basic trainer flown by most American pilots during World War II. It was the second phase of the three phase training program for pilots. Its pilots nicknamed it the "Vultee Vibrator."
The origins of the L-5, affectionately known as the "Flying Jeep", can be traced to the prewar civilian Stinson HW-75. The primary purpose as a liaison aircraft was courier and communication work, artillery spotting and casualty evacuation.
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934
The Cessna T-41 Mescalero is a military version of the popular Cessna 172, operated by the United States Air Force and Army, as well as the armed forces of various other countries as a pilot-training aircraft.