1st Eng., ed., 1979. 224 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. V.G. Of all the aeroplanes ever built, the DC-3 far surpassed the others in faithful service, dependability and achievement. Although slow, this book was written when the "Gooney Bird" was in its fifth decade of service. She was the workhorse of the air in World War II, was called up for the Korean War and again for the fight in Vietnam. She has been a transport, bomber and even a fighter plane – not to mention a hospital, living quarters, telephone booth, hamburger stand, washing machine, command post and lover’s lane – all of which we learn about in this affectionate narrative.