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a Us army nurse tends to wounded sol­diers aboard a c-47 trans­port plane in March 1944. also known as a Dakota or skytrain, this World War ii air­craft could carry up to 18 stretcher cases and a med­i­cal crew of three. how­ever, with its re­in­forced floor and cargo doors, the c-47 had a va­ri­ety of uses so could also carry troops ready for de­ploy­ment and goods weigh­ing over 2,700 kilo­grams, in­clud­ing Jeeps and even light trucks. 1944

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