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DC-3 Movie, "Island in the Sky" with John Wayne
When his DC-3 crash lands in the Canadian arctic, a former World War II army pilot (John Wayne) must keep the crew alive - despite the bitter cold - until help arrives. Based on the novel by Ernest Gann, the sometimes unsettling realism makes this film feel almost like a documentary. This fully restored Collector's Edition also includes more than a half-dozen bonus items and commentary by Leonard Maltin. 1 hr. 49 min.
Along with THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, John Wayne's thrilling survival epic ISLAND IN THE SKY is a Duke classic long held out of print by a legal dispute with the star's family. While both films were directed by William Wellman with a script adapted by aviation writer Ernest K. Gann from his own novel, this little-seen gem follows former WWII army pilot Captain Dooley (Wayne) as his transport plane runs out of fuel and crash lands in the icy tundras of the Canadian Arctic. It isn't long before Dooley and his surviving crew members face a limited food supply, below-zero temperatures, primitive radio equipment, and nearly impossible odds as they wait (and hope) for rescue. Walter Abel, Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Andy Devine, and Harry Carey Jr. round out the star-studded cast, while dual cinematographers Archie Stout and William H. Clothier perfectly capture the vast expanses of snow-covered bleakness in crisp black-and-white photography that virtually gleams in this lovingly restored and remastered edition. Edition: The John Wayne Collection
From the Webmaster: I just watched this movie about two minutes ago. 07-26-2013 20:32 and it was GREAT. You really need to watch this movie. It covers a lot of videos of groups of DC-3 Airplanes flying at low levels above the arctic mountains and lakes. It shows the survival needs and problems that this crew went through. The movie tells about how the search parties coordinated they search into areas where there weren't even any maps. Very interesting and a well made movie. C. Jeff Dyrek
Douglas DC-3 Dakota Owners' Workshop
The Legacy of the DC-3
| Together We Fly
Voices From the DC-3.
Filucci. Weaving together the narratives of engineers, pilots, mechanics, passengers and soldiers, this heavily illustrated volume chronicles the history of the Douglas DC-3, from the legendary airplane's development and initial flight test through its service as an airliner; as a transport and gunship in World War II, Korea and Vietnam; and as an air show favorite today. 300 pages, 325 B&W photographs and illustrations, 7"x 9", hardcover.
A Legend in Her Time
A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute
McAllister. This lavishly illustrated book examines the legacy of the beloved Douglas DC-3, from its first appearance during the Golden Age of Aviation in the 1930s, when it revolutionized commercial air transport, through its service as the C-47 in World War II and the Berlin Airlift, its new mission as the AC-47 gunship in Vietnam, and its use today. 256 pages, 160 B&W and 100 color photographs, 11"x 8", hardcover.
| Fort Wayne Aviation
Images of Aviation
Baer Field and Beyond
Myers. Filled with rare archival images, this photo-history examines the connection between Fort Wayne and Baer Field - which, during World War II, served over 100,000 military personnel and the most C-47 Skytrains of any airfield - from its 1941 establishment through World War II and the conversion to Fort Wayne International Airport. 128 pages, approximately 200 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.
| Pacific Southwest Airlines
Images of Aviation
Renga & Mentges. This heavily illustrated book examines the history of Pacific Southwest Airlines, "The World's Friendliest Airline," which, founded in San Diego with one leased DC-3 in 1948, grew to become one of the most successful regional airlines in America. You'll see its distinctively painted aircraft, meet its beautiful and sociable flight attendants, and more. 128 pages, 200 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.
| C-47/R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific
Combat Aircraft Vol. 66
Isby. From Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day, the humble Douglas C-47/R4D carried out missions every bit as strategically important, and as dramatic for the aircrew involved, as those of the fighters and bombers in the vast Pacific/CBI theaters. Here, firsthand accounts describe the C-47's dramatic and vital combat operations in New Guinea, Burma, the Philippines, the SWPA and China. 96 pages, 100 B&W photographs, 30 color profiles, 7"x 9", softcover.
| Classroom, Samaritan, Cosmopol
Naval Fighters Vol. 14
Ginter & Williams. Conceived after WWII as a DC-3 follow-on, the T-29 saw service in commercial use, but also found use as a transport trainer and all-purpose trans-port for the Navy and Air Force. 116 pgs., 200+ photos and diagrams, 8" x 11", sfbd.
Grand Central Air Terminal
Images of Aviation
Underwood. This pictorial volume presents the rich history of Grand Central Air Terminal from 1923, when it was known as the Glendale Airport, onward. You'll see the first paved runway west of the Rockies; the first scheduled transcontinental passenger service, which was flown out of Grand Central by Charles Lindbergh, with Amelia Earhart among the passengers; the Army Air Corps training center created at Grand Central after the Pearl Harbor attack; and more. 128 pages, approximately 195 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.
Vickers Viscount and Vanguard
A Collection of Vintage Photographs.
Cilio. Filled with rare archival images, this photo-history examines famous passenger airliners from the 1920s through the early 1950s. You'll view Ford Tri-Motors, a Western Express Fokker F-32, the Dornier DO-X flying boat, a Boeing 247, Connies and Electras, a Santa Fe Skyway DC-3, early jetliners, cockpit and cabin interiors, period advertisements, and more. 114 pages, 165 B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 8", softcover.
Glorious Years :
The Golden Years of Flying
Austin J. Brown
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Allan (Ian) Ltd (January 1995)
The Amazing Gooney Bird
Project Seven Alpha
DC-3: 60 Years and Counting
Scott A. Thompson, Nicholas A. Veronico
Douglas Commercial Story"
By Peter Berry
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Air Britain Historians Ltd (December 1971)
Amazing Gooney Bird
The Saga of the Legendary DC-3 C-47
Carroll V. Glines / Hardcover / Published 1996
The saga of the legendary DC-3/C-47. With more than 10,000 planes from DC-1 to R-4Ds, the plane has played many roles, from transport to gunship, from hamburger stand to turbo seaplane. Here’s the concept, design, and career of the amazing plane that doesn’t know when to quit. 176 pgs., 200 photos, 8½"x 11", hdbd.
An Airline and Its Aircraft
Davies. Germany's national airline, Lufthansa, traces its heritage to the earliest years of aviation. This heavily illustrated volume covers the airline and its aircraft from the early, all-metal Junkers F 13 through its direct descendant Ju 52 that was built in greater numbers than any other transport besides the DC-3, the 1938 transatlantic Focke-Wulf Condor - all the way to the Airbus family of the 1980s. 90 pages, 200+ color and B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 8", hardcover.
Birds and Ferry Tales
and C-47 Gooney Birds
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl (September 1992)
Into the Sky
A Collection of Vintage Cockpit Photographs.
Cilio. This photo-history takes you into the cockpit of vintage airplanes to view the instruments and controls.
You'll enter the Aeronca Champion, Beechchraft Bonanza Model 35, Bellanca Skyrocket, Boeing B-17 and B-24, Cesnna 172 Skyhawk, Convair 340, de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, McDonnell Douglas DC-3 and -6, Grumman F6F Hellcat, Hughes H-4 Hercules, Lockheed P-38 Lightning and Constellation, North American P-51 Mustang, Northrop P-61, Piper J-3 Cub, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Sikorsky S-38, Stinson 108, and many others. 112 pages, 160 B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 8", softcover
: The DC3 Story (#07316)
Jacques Borge, Nicolas Viasnoff
Hardcover: 189 pages
Publisher: Bookthrift Co. / Warne; 1st Ed. (U.S.) edition (November 1984)
|The Book of Flight
Judith Rinard. Based on the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, this handsome book traces the remarkable story of the inventors and daring pilots who turned the dream of flight into a reality. You'll thrill to the first air races and the dogfights of the World Wars, peer inside a flying boat of the 1930s, witness the horrific explosion of the airship Hindenburg and ride in the DC-3. As you turn the pages you'll meet barnstormers and balloonists, stunt flyers and flying aces, rocket scientists and astronauts. 128 pgs., 350+ photos and ills., sfbd.
Glorious Years :
A Pictorial Tribute to the Douglas DC3 1935-1985
Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Crown (March 24, 1990)
-47/R4D Units of the ETO and MTO
Bartsch. Featuring the incredible photography of Werner Bartsch, this lavishly illustrated book explores a vast aircraft storage facility in the southwestern U.S., where hundreds of discarded aircraft stand in waiting and contemplate their fate. You'll view C-47 transports, retired airliners such as the Boeing Stratocruiser, President Eisenhower's 1948-built Air Force One, and much more. 112 pages, color photographs, 12"x 9", hardcover.
Douglas Aircraft :
Since 1920 (Putnam Aviation Series)
by Rene J. Francillon
Hardcover: 482 pages
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press (October 1990)
The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger and Spectre.
Mutza. This lavishly illustrated book examines the transformation of military cargo transports into deadly ground-attack aircraft from the Vietnam War-era to today. Detailed coverage includes the gunship variants of the piston-powered, World War II-era C-47 (AC-47 Spooky); the four-engine turboprop C-130 Hercules (AC-130H Spectre); and others. 204 pages, 245 color and 101 B&W photographs and 7 illustrations, 9"x 9", hardcover.
the hump: airlift to China
by William J. Koenig
Publisher: Ballantine Books; First edition (1972)
Golden Years of Flying
As We Remember Searle. Written by a former Frontier Airline DC-3 captain flying in the mountains of Colorado, this is a collection of stories of a remarkable airplane and the people who had the privilege of sharing experiences during that exhilarating chapter of commercial aviation. You will surely enjoy the camaraderie of the crews, the high jinks and the shared jokes. 308 pgs., 5½"x 8¼", sfbd.
Legacy of the DC-3
The most comprehensive and interesting book on the 'Doug'. Covers: Donald Douglas, the Airmail situation, other early airliners, the design, development and testing of the DC-1, DC-2, DC-3 and WWII Gooney Birds... and the survivors today. 200 plus nostalgic photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd.
|Master of the Air
William Tunner and the Success of Military Aircraft
Slayton. When the USSR closed off land access to West Berlin, the U.S. tasked William Henry "Tonnage" Tunner with airlifting vital necessities to the city. This volume examines Brig. Gen. Tunner's planning, organization, and actions, and the use of the C-47s, C-54s, and other military transports that made "Operation Vittles" a major public relations defeat for the Soviets and a demonstration of the capacity of air fleets in a post-WWII world. 304 pages, 6"x 9", hardcover.
From the late 1940s to the mid-1960s, air travel was still an adventure, with propeller driven airliners reaching their zenith and civilian jetliners just arriving on the scene. Revisit that golden age of air travel with this look back at the histories and aircraft of the most notable U.S. airlines. Period photography depicts classic airliners like the Lockheed Constellation, MD DC-3, Convair 880 and others. Memorabilia such as advertisements, route maps, timetables, dinnerware and more complete this nostalgic look back. 192 pgs., approx. 200 color and B&W photos, 10"x 10", hdbd.
Prod Line to Flight Line Vol 2
Archival material from McDonnell-Douglas and several U.S. airlines illustrates the history of the aircraft that revolutionized travel. At the time of Pearl Harbor, some 400 DC-3s were in service with U.S. domestic carriers - today, 400 remain in revenue-earning service around the globe. All prototype, civil, and military variants are shown in service, with photos and detailed captions outlining manufacturing procedures. Appendices include production batch lists, performance data and a double-page cutaway. 144 pgs., 130 B&W photos, 8¼"x 9¾", sfbd.
from Burma to the Himal.
Skytrain in Action (Aircraft Number 149)
Larry Davis / Paperback / Published 1995
The C-47 was a military variant of the DC-3, used as both troop and cargo carrier around the world. Book traces develop-ment beginning with the DC-1 and covers all military variants based on the DC-1/2/3. 140 photos, 3-view drawings, and 10 color profiles. 11"x 8¼", sfbd.
Vintage photos of the bright and colorful markings of the great propeller-driven airliners, from Ford Tri-motors of the ‘30s to the Lockheed Super Constellations of the ‘50s. The great names: DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, Convairs, Boeings, and many more. Propliners from Pan-Am, Northwest, American, Continental, and dozens of other carriers. 96 pgs., 80 color illustrations, 8¼"x 9", sfbd.
A Tribute to the Douglas DC-3 Dakota Pearcy. The DC-3 was a ubiquitous workhorse ahead of its time. Designed to be a fast, comfortable airliner, it battled in at least three major conflicts, landed at both the North and South Poles, and became the standard transport of the world's airlines. Relive its six decades with numerous new photos vividly displayed. 162 pgs., 185 photos., 8½"x 10¾", hdbd.
The author flew C-47s and C-46s in a troop carrier group of the 5th Air Force carrying supplies, paratroops and wounded from New Guinea to Japan. Details of glider tow missions and a glimpse of the reality of life during WWII. For transport buffs, veterans and historians. 192 pgs., 53 photos, 6"x 9", sfbd.
The Survivors Yamamoto. An illustrated guide to remaining Douglas DC-3 aircraft, skillfully photographed around the world in a variety of museums, airfields, and during restoration. Many are still in pristine flying condition and nurtured by loving hands, others have been dumped and stripped for spares - but the most unusual photos are those that show some of the strange non-flying adaptations made to keep these aged airplanes employed. 128 pgs., 125 color photos, 9"x 10½", sfbd.
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