Military light fixed wing aircraft provide ground commanders with a utility air capability for observation, rapid personnel transport, and high priority delivery services. These capacities are organic to U.S. Army or Marine Corps units and do not require inter-service coordination with the USAF. Small planes continue to be useful to the modern military almost 100 years from the time they were introduced.
10th Military Airlift Squadron C-23A Sherpa over the Rhine River valley, Germany, 18 July 1988.
Today in WW II: 29 Apr 1945 British Lancaster bombers airdrop food to aid the starving Netherlands civilian population [Operation Manna]. More↓