Wednesday, July 1, 2020
An RCAF Douglas Dakota C-47 Mug
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.
First posted as "Douglas Dakota C-47 Goonie-Bird Mugshot" on October 11, 2018.