This is the story of an aircraft like none other - a true legend,? the icon of an industry and one of the most recognized aircraft in history. Weaving together?the narratives of engineers, pilots, mechanics, soldiers, and passengers, this chronicle illustrates the history of the Douglas DC-3. Beginning with creator Donald Douglas, this narrative runs through the airplane's development and initial flight test, through its service in World War II and Vietnam, to its current status as an air show favorite. Illustrated throughout.