Also affectionally called a Gooney
bird, and the Dakota by the British, the C--47 proved to be a durable and amazing versatile aircraft, seeing service in World War II, the Berlin Airlift, Korea, Vietnam, and the Antarctic.
The Dakota aircraft, also known as 'the gooney
bird' was inducted into the force in 1946 for transporting troops to inaccessible areas.
My late father, Lieutenant Colonel James Warner Bellah, was at an airstrip in northern Burma, most probably Rangoon [now Yangon], when a C-47 [a Douglas C47 Skytrain transport aircraft, known colloquially as a "gooney
bird"] showed up, festooned with several camels.
Mineral nitrogen determination is made according to Drouneau and Gooney
Regional manager, Chris Gooney
, said: "We wanted to mark this fantastic occasion with our own challenge whilst raising some valuable funds in the process."
Tango events by nature are highly improvisational and when a group gets together for a Costume Milonga, or, dance event, you can expect the unexpected, such as every manner of extravagant costume from Margarette Meade to Jack Sparrow, to Ben Franklin, to Rumplestiltskin, to Gooney
Bird, and even Walt Disney himself (well, his likeness)," says Jim Hughes a student at Hartford Argentine Tango.
The 24-foot wide bridge that crosses Gooney
Creek is at the bottom of steep grades to both the north and south.
Taking our cue from street theater, from college sporting events, from lash mobs, and from the preachments of Saul Alinsky, we hide our otherwise timid souls behind face paint and engage in acts of gooney
exhibitionism the whole point of which is to get on cable TV.
Using the drama of the Thanksgiving pageant as background, we are treated to another episode in the delightful world of Gooney
As an oceanographer, I have casually observed that gooney
birds like to accompany our ship the RVArgo, using the aerodynamics of the ship's passage to soar effortlessly and feasting every time our messman empties meal waste.
's Jutson do frindabetta took line honours and was followed over the line by Vamp, AFR Midnight Rambler and Merlin.
Fans of Clementine and Gooney
Bird Greene will love the sweet, low-stress, old-fashioned tale of a Lower East Side tenement family coping with stray neighborhood kitties, a mean old neighbor and a frightened, newly arrived cousin from the old country.