Books: Bouquet for The Three

THE DC-3 by Carroll V. Gines and Wendell F. Moseley. 203 pages. Lippincott. $5.50.

"A distinct personality, a warmth. Dependable, forgiving, attentive, gracious and benevolent." What sounds like a paraphrase of the Boy Scout oath is the authors' sentimental tribute to an airplane, the DC-3, the twin-engine, 190 m.p.h. prop-driven craft that first flew 30 years ago and has entered Valhalla under its own power. Of the 10,000 built from 1936 to 1946, some 5,000 are still in the air, faithfully serving 174 airlines in 70 countries. In the heart of the jet age, the DC-3 still accounts for nearly...

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