The sign accompanying the C-47. It reads
Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Gooney Bird
Wingspan - 95'
Length - 63' 10"
Engines - Two P & W R-1830
Speed - 230 mph
The C-47 was developed in the late 1930s as a commercial airliner (DC-3). The
DC-3 was quickly developed into a military cargo and troop transport by the US
Army and many allied nations during World War II. The Gooney Bird saw action
in all of America's wars from World War II to Vietnam. C-47s and DC-3s are
still flown by many civilian aviation groups today.