In 1944 Jim Radford was a 15 year old ‘galley boy’ serving with the Merchant Navy on the Empire.
Why the DC-3 Continues to Fly After WWII
Tens of years after its service in WWII, the DC-3 continues to be used with distinction, now for civil aviation. Two reasons: its affordability and reliability. From: PLANES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: DC-3 -- http://bit.ly/1MrPVFX