USA: Warplanes of the Second World War preserved: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

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Consolidated B-24 Liberators preserved in the USA by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

(Mike Haggarty Photo)

Consolidated B-24A Liberator, RAF (Serial No. AM927), USAAF (Serial No. 40-2366), "Diamond Lil", 98th Bomb Group, Commemorative Air Force, Addison, Texas. Airworthy.

(USAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24D Liberator (Serial No. 41-23908), Hill Aerospace Museum, Roy, Utah.

(NMUSAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24D Liberator (Serial No. 42-72843), 24, c/n 2413, "Strawberry Bitch", National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

(Alan Wilson Photo)
Consolidated B-24M Liberator (Serial No. 44-41906), "Shady Lady", Castle Air Museum, Atwater, California.

(Chris Finney Contrabandit Photo)
Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-44052), "Witchcraft", Collings Foundation, Stow, Massachusetts. Airworthy.

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Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-44175), "Bungay Buckaroo", Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

(Valder137 Photos)
Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-44272), "Joe", Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, Florida.

(Michael Barera Photo)
Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-48781), "Louisiana Belle II", Barksdale Global Air Power Museum, Bossier City, Louisiana.

(USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24-10-CF Liberator, USAAF (Serial No. 41-29273), coded J4- Q, "Flak Magnet". Crew No. 33 of the 753rd Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, 2nd Air Division, Eighth Air Force, based at Horsham St. Faith, a village on the outskirts of Norwich, England. four squadrons. At that time each squadron had 18 combat crews and 16 B-24 Liberators.

(USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24L-10-FO Liberator, USAAF (Serial No. 44-49647), on a bomb run over the Vienna Railyards, Austria, 15 Jan 1945.

(Library of Congress Photo 1982A)

Consolidated B-24 Liberators taking part in Operation Tidal Wave, an air attack by the United States Army Air Forces based in Libya and Southern Italy on nine oil refineries around Ploie?ti, Romania on 1 August 1943. It was a strategic bombing mission and part of the "oil campaign" to deny petroleum-based fuel to the Axis.

(USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24J-195-CO Liberator, (44-41109), Betty Co-Ed, (BN 57), 726th BS, 451st BG, 15th AF, No. 2 engine smoking, Vienna, Austria, 1944. (Note: also reported as "Scrappy").

(USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24H Liberator “Scrappy” with the 725th Bomb Squadron trails smoke as it returns from Austria. The crew bails out as it loses altitude east of Zagreb, Yugoslavia, and the aircraft is lost near Zdenci, Yugoslavia. 22 Aug 1944. Giorgio Pani Vienna had six 'Flakturm VIII G-Towers' Flak Towers, built about 1942. Being this late in the war these were radar controlled; this caused the destruction of many aircraft able to fire 8000rpm including small calibre flak. (Peter Brackenbury)

(USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24H Liberator, USAAF (Serial No. 41-29144), "Ronnie", 704th BS, 446th BG, 8th AF unloading ordnance over Axis territory.

(USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator, USAAF (Serial No. 44-50545), 545, 392nd BG Liberator.

(USAAF Photo)

B-24 Liberator at the Willow Run plant in Michigan. This 3.5 million-square-foot facility was critical for the US' production of B-24 heavy bombers during WWII. At its busiest, 100 finished B-24s left the plant in just two days.

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