The Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider

Title

The Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider

Subject

A glider was perfect for hauling additional troops and supplies for the Army Air Corps

Description

The Hadrian glider was the most widely used glider in World War II. It was steered by a pilot and copilot as it was towed by a larger carrier, like a C-46 or C-47. It could hold up to 13 additional troops and their equipment or vehicles. Hadrian gliders were flown over Normandy on and after D-Day.

Creator

Waco Aircraft Company

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1942-1945

Files

Glider_Museum.JPG

Citation

Waco Aircraft Company, “The Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/79.