The restoration of C-47 Skytrain 42-100521 formerly of the 79th Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group that flew with the USAAF from Membury airfield (Station 466) during WW2. The aircraft christened “Night Fright” took part in all the Airborne missions in Europe during the war, dropping paratroopers, towing gliders, evacuating wounded and flying tons of much needed supplies to the front line.
Once completed, the aircraft will be a flying memorial to those men and women who served as part of Troop Carrier Command.
Only 436 of these unique timepieces will ever be built, and most proceeds from the sales will go directly to the Night Fright C-47 restoration group in order to facilitate the rebuild of this aircraft.
Quite a striking, bold face G1N! I also very much enjoyed reading the background to the watch, most enlightening! (Now if I can only find a video of one of these “Night Frights” doing a very low pass! ) Cheers, Doons
Er…well…it’s to do with G1N"s Spitfire watch face…I’ve sent you a message about it Pab rather than reply in full here because if I did @G1NT0N1C would ban my post, ban me and quite possibly ban you for starting the whole thing! There, now that a straight forward answer, yes? Cheers, “Low Pass”, Doons
Hey! Wait just one cotton pickin minute! That is MY vid that @G1NT0N1C is linking too (And trying to take all the credit for it being Hilarious"!! Boy you gotta watch these Mods!! They will take the credit for everything!!! Cheers, “Low Pass”, Doons
Sorry Doons. I felt you were concerned that posting this video might have legal ramifications for you. I only published it to take that risk for you.
Oh wait, there’s a special operations force working on my front door right now…
Ok, I was willing to be nice about this…but that “Oh Doons! I was concerned for you!” OMG!!! So, It may interest the Forum member so know that I, ME, DOONS, is the guiding hand behind ALL of @G1NT0N1C watch faces! Thats the absolute truth Kiddies! G1N never posts a face before he has run it by ME for the final approval (And just in confidence, I can tell you I have had to knock quite a few of his designs back! ) So, if you looking at a G1NTON1C watch face, well it was as good as designed by me!
Er… @pablo11 …I believe that the good G1N has just been arrested by the Media Police…I assume that I will take over his Moderator duties ASAP, yes? Cheers, “The name in MR Moderator mate!” Doons
Well Pab, only modesty prevents me from telling you that you are letting a damn good man slip through your fingers! But I guess that @G1NT0N1C & @Dr_Andy_Vishnu have enough on you that you have to keep them on! Cheers, “Anyone want to hire a top flight Moderator”? , Doons