Dunnellon Army Air Field C-47

Dunnellon Army Air Field C-47 poster art. (C-47A Skytrain TiCo Belle)

Dunnellon Army Airfield, was a World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield, located 5.2 miles east of Dunnellon, Florida. Opened in August 1942, the Troop Carrier Command 10th Troop Carrier Group was moved from Pope Field, North Carolina, as a combat cargo training unit. Pilots and aircrew received training in advanced combat simulation based on what could be expected in the overseas combat theaters in short field landings, cargo drops and other tactics. In addition, personnel received training in towing British-designed Horsa glider and gilder pilots received training in advanced combat flying. Graduates saw duty in North Africa, Europe, and the China-Burma-India Theater in this capacity. The Douglas 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 remained in front line service with various military operators through the 1950s. To see this aircraft, visit the War Bird and Tico Airshow HERE


Steve Thomas

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Steve worked for newspapers creating graphics and illustrations for 14 years before embarking on his own as a freelance illustrator. Now he creates mostly vintage-inspired artwork with a modern twist. He currently lives on one of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota with his family.

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