Liberators in England in World War II: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

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The Consolidated B24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other American aircraft in history, and in more versions than any other aircraft up to that time. It served on every front in World War II, and with now fewer than 15 Allied nations. It had an unusual layout - dictated by the slender Davis wing placed above its tall bomb bays. This wing was very efficient in cruising flight, which combined with the aircraft's great fuel capacity to give the B-24 longer effective range than any land plane of its ...

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The Consolidated B24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other American aircraft in history, and in more versions than any other aircraft up to that time. It served on every front in World War II, and with now fewer than 15 Allied nations. It had an unusual layout - dictated by the slender Davis wing placed above its tall bomb bays. This wing was very efficient in cruising flight, which combined with the aircraft's great fuel capacity to give the B-24 longer effective range than any land plane of its day. The B-24D was the first version produced in great numbers. It had turbocharged engines, increased fuel capacity and improved armament, as well as many detail changes. A total of 2,738 served with US Bomb Groups in Europe and the Pacific. The B-24D enabled RAF Coastal Command and US forces to close the ‘mid-Atlantic gap’ - in which U-boats had been able to operate with devastating effect beyond range of previous Allied antisubmarine aircraft. A total of 18,188 Liberators and Liberator variants were built between June of 1941 and the closing down of the last assembly line on May 31, 1945.

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...well worth reading with hundreds of photos of wartime Liberator's and airfield operations...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781844158218
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 1/19/2009
  • Pages: 139
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Acknowledgements 7

2nd Bombardment Wing

The 389th Bomb Group Hethel 9

The 445th Bomb Group Tibenham 19

The 453rd Bomb Group Old Buckenham 27

14th Bombardment Wing

The 44th Bomb Group Shipdham 35

The 392nd Bomb Group Wendling 44

The 491st/492nd Bomb Group Metfield/North Pickenham 52

20th Bombardment Wing

The 93rd Bomb Group Hardwick 59

The 446th Bomb Group Bungay (Flixton) 70

The 448th Bomb Group Seething 79

The 489th Bomb Group Halesworth 87

96th Bombardment Wing

The 458th Bomb Group Horsham St. Faith 93

The 466th Bomb Group Attlebridge 102

The 467th Bomb Group Rackheath 112

Assembly Ships 119

Sadly 127

Bibliography 139

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