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Articles by Hans Wiesman:

During my multiple expeditions since 1990 in search of the legendary Gooney Bird, I ran into many DC-3 derelicts, C-47 wrecks, abandoned Dakotas and fortunately,…

FOR SALE, this War Relic C-47 Dakota (not in flying condition, but in smaller framed skin panels for wall decoration) and the book The Dakota…

By 1944, Nippon’s Imperial Navy was desperately fighting to stop the Allied Naval Forces in their island hopping swarming about to the North. The Indonesian…

Japan’s Imperial Navy developed in 1944 in all secrecy the Yokosuka MXY-7 Suicide Plane ‘Ohka’ with a large high explosives war head. It was a…

French defeat in Dien Bien Phu, May 1954 heralded the US Military engagement in Vietnam. With dramatic photos of the C-47’s / Dakota’s last flight…

Final attempt to save components of these great warbirds from the smelting oven.   For many decades the DC-3 fleet based on San Juan Int Airport…

The first C-47’s converted as “Gunships” flew in Dec. 1964 in Vietnam and their controversial start showed instantly tremendous successes in the close air support,…

North American P-51 D Mustangs in dire need for help. B-29 Superfortress crashed during emergency landing and ran into parked P-51 D Mustangs, damaging 9…

Photo 1. Japanese Monster Aircraft carrier Subs built for raiding the US West Coast. Japanese Navy under the visionary Adm. Yamamoto (architect of the Pearl…

Dakota Hunter

Most interesting view on 3 iconic WWII Workhorses in one photo. The Harley Davidson Liberator WL 750 cc, the Douglas C-47 Dakota and the Jeep,…