Thursday, October 11, 2018

Douglas Dakota C-47 Goonie-Bird Mug Shot

The above plastic mug I bought at the 1989 Hamilton Air Show. Funds raised from the sales of the drinking implement went towards restoration of a Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke, which at that time was a rescue bird (a fuselage). Money well spent, I think.

The mug's text:

Douglas Dakota, C47, Goonie-bird, etc.
Carried anything that would go through the door, and a few things that wouldn't -- like a new wing for another Dak'. When they couldn't land, the cargo was dropped or kicked-out by guys specially recruited because of their big feet. They were called 'kickers', of course. Daks were built to last, you could break them, but they never wore out.

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