Betts, William, 1st Lt

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USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
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Pilot (Officer)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
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First Lieutenant

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 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Airman Remembered
  • Barrett, James, 2nd Lt

 1944-1946, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
From Year
1944
To Year
1946
   
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 C-47 Skytrain/Dakota Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo and wounded. Over 10,000 aircraft were produced in Long Beach and Santa Monica, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City plant produced 5,354 C-47s from March 1943 until August 1945.


Model Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota Mk I
Length 63.75 ft | 19.43 m
Width 95.51 ft | 29.11 m
Height 16.99 ft | 5.18 m
Engine(s) 2 x Pratt & Whintey R-1830-92 14-cylinder radial piston engines delivering 1,200hp each.
Empty Weight 18,199 lbs | 8,255 kg
MTOW 25,999 lbs | 11,793 kg
Max Speed 230 mph | 370 km/h | 200 kts
Max Range 1,600 miles | 2,575 km
Ceiling 23,999 ft | 7,315 m | 4.5 miles
Climb Rate 1,041 ft/min
Hardpoints None.
Armament None.
Accommodations 3 + 27

   
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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2009
   
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  155 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Ammann, Philip, Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Austin, Arthur Myles, Maj, (1939-1951)
  • Blessing, William, Sgt, (1945-1953)
  • Caproni, Jason
  • Caproni, Leo, Capt, (1943-1948)
  • Ceballos, Peter, Maj, (1945-1970)
  • Chappell, Mary H., (1943-1945)
  • Cronin, Mary Vivianna, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944)
  • Darlington, Henry, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Economos, Christine
  • Eddy, Howard, 1st Lt, (1943-1953)
  • Edgington, Willis, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Errair, Dorothy Cecila, 1st Lt, (1943-1945)
  • Fewell, Thomas, Maj, (1943-1946)
  • Fulmer, Edward Simons, 1st Lt, (1941-1945)
  • Gardner, Bronson
  • Garner, John, TSgt, (1944-1965)
  • Howard, William, Capt, (1942-1946)
  • Jeffress, Charles, Lt Col, (1942-1980)
  • Lambert, Mary Louise, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Love, Hannah (Nancy), Lt Col, (1942-1952)
  • MacDonald, Robin
  • McKee, Wilhelmina A., 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Moorman, Dorothea M., (1943-1945)
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