Dave......As time passes We older aviators get Our Aircraft numbers mixed up!!! I am sure the C-117 of Your memory was,most likely, a C-47 (DC-3) or Gooney Bird or Puff (all referring to the same type of airframe)! In the late 60's there were still a few of these birds pulling active duty tours.....I managed to get some second seat time in a C-47 over 'Nam....truly a great and sturdy bird!!! It sure could take a beating and keep on ticking!!!