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  • n. A standard wooden clothespin with a metal spring, used to hold gels to the barn doors of cinema lights.


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  • Welcome Home. p.p.s. Check out MSGT Earl Macon and a C-47 that crashed approximately one mile short of the runway in Taiwan.


  • After a series of hops in transport planes across India—touching down in Karachi, Agra, Bombay, and Madras—and getting lost in heavy fog over the Bay of Bengal in a C-47 that was rapidly running out of fuel, Jane finally reached Ceylon on July 12.

    A Covert Affair

  • The outer islands had not been “cased completely,” as their C-47 junket plane had been grounded, but it would get done.

    A Covert Affair

  • He named his C-47 cargo plane "the Old Fox" after Nats owner Clark Griffith.

    Buddy Lewis, Nats star and WWII pilot, dies at 94

  • Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the bazooka one of the crucial "tools of victory" for the Allies in World War II, along with the C-47 transport plane, the Jeep and the atomic bomb.

    Edward Uhl, 92; helped invent bazooka, headed Fairchild Industries

  • John T. Downey, now 80, and Richard G. Fecteau, now 82, flew into Manchuria in the back of C-47 to pick up a Chinese courier, one of a team of agents who were to be part of a CIA effort to promote guerrilla operations that would destabilize the government of Mao Zedong, and later divert Chinese resources from the war in Korea.

    CIA offers its history lessons in film

  • Then he was in the air to Berlin piloting a C-47—“I was wandering all over the sky in that Gooney Bird,” he told Doris in a letter.

    Daring Young Men

  • The next stupid C-47 has nothing on his manifest . . .

    Daring Young Men

  • On September 14, Captain Kenneth Slaker, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lieutenant Clarence Steber, of Mobile, Alabama, were on a routine C-47 flight over eastern Germany, their second of the night.

    Daring Young Men

  • The first crash, a C-47 that flew into an apartment building near Tempelhof.

    Daring Young Men


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