During the war, a few nicknames for DC-3s/C-47s emerged. The American military officials called them their ‘Skytrains’, while the Australians and British called them ‘Dakotas’. To the servicemen themselves, they were ‘Gooney Birds’. But when Barry flew this DC-3 around the world, it became known as ‘Odyssey 86’ or simply ‘The Odyssey’.
Barry and the Odyssey had quite the adventure together. By the time they completed the tour, the Odyssey was covered with a mosaic of stickers from ports-of-call in California, Hawaii, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Poland, Norway, Germany and England.