Developed just too late for WW2, it was called an aerial anachronism - a piston engine warplane in a world of jets and missiles. However, it was to come into its own during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
On the night of June 5th, 1944, a C-47 paratrooper aircraft, nicknamed That’s All, Brother took off from England, to drop Allied fighting men into Normandy, to clear a passage for the tens of thousands of troops lying off the coast. Despite surviving dozens more missions, post war she disappeared. The C-47 that led the invasion armada was either destroyed in Europe, shipped home and broken for parts, or worse still, scrapped and melted.