The Douglas C-74 Globemaster was a United States heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach California. The Globemaster was developed after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The long distances across the Atlantic and especially the Pacific Ocean to the combat areas indicated a need for a transoceanic heavy-lift military transport aircraft. Douglas Aircraft Company responded in 1942 with a giant four-engined design.
Made by Douglas Aircraft Company.
Douglas C-74 Globemaster is the predecessor of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.