“April 3 – Boarded C-47 at 9:30 A.M. and flew to Nadzab, arrived 11:30 A.M. Stayed at Fifth Fighter Command for one day to be finally assigned.” A “C-47” was a military transport aircraft, used by the Allied forces during WW2, it’s more formal name is the “Douglas C-47 Skytrain”.“Nadzab” is a village in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea . The area was taken from the Japanese by U.S. troops during a battle that took place there in 1943.
The picture below is what a C-47 aircraft transport vehicle looks like:
*We do not own this image, here is the source for it: http://americanairpowermuseum.com/2014/01/01/douglas-c-47-skytrain-dakota/ *