Consolidated B-41 Liberator
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and a small number of early models were sold under the name LB-30, for Land Bomber. The B-24 was used in World War II by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters.
Often compared with the better-known Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range, and a heavier bomb load; it was also more difficult to fly, with heavy control forces and poor formation-flying characteristics. Popular opinion among aircrews and general staffs tended to favor the B-17's rugged qualities above all other considerations in the European Theater. The placement of the B-24's fuel tanks throughout the upper fuselage and its lightweight construction, designed to increase range and optimize assembly line production, made the aircraft vulnerable to battle damage. The B-24 was notorious among American aircrews for its tendency to catch fire. Its high fuselage-mounted "Davis wing" also meant it was dangerous to ditch or belly land, since the fuselage tended to break apart. Nevertheless, the B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range and was the only bomber to operationally deploy the United States' first forerunner to precision-guided munitions during the war, the 1,000 lb. Azon guided bomb.
The B-24's most infamous mission was the low-level strike against the Ploiești oil fields, in Romania on 1 August 1943, which turned into a disaster because the enemy was underestimated, fully alerted and attackers disorganized.
The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced heavy bomber in history. At over 18,400 units, half by Ford Motor Company, it still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft.

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Consolidated XB-41 Liberator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Consolidated XB-41 Liberator was a single Consolidated B-24D Liberator bomber, serial 41-11822, which was modified for the long-range escort role for ...
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Consolidated B-24 Liberator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) took delivery of its first B-24As in mid-1941. The USAAF ...
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List of surviving Consolidated B-24 Liberators - Wikipedia, the free ...
Jump to: navigation, search. Main article: Consolidated B-24 Liberator .... "B-24D Liberator/41-24311" John Weeks Retrieved: 24 August 2010. ^ "B-24L ...
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Consolidated : XB-41 : Liberator | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Apr 27, 2010 ... Manufacturer: Consolidated Designation: XB-41. Official Nickname: Liberator Notes: Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive.
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Consolidated XB-41
Aug 10, 1999 ... The one-off XB-41 was a long-range escort version of the B-24D Liberator. ... The sole XB-41 was obtained by converting a Consolidated/San ...
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Consolidated B-24H Liberator
Jun 3, 2007 ... Combat reports from the field revealed that the B-24D Liberator was .... Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator 41-29188/29258 Consolidated ...
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Pacific Wrecks - Consolidated B-24 Liberator (C-87, F-7)
Oct 29, 2013 ... Consolidated B-24 Liberator (C-87, F-7) See also LB-30 ... June 11, 1942. B-24D 41-1090 pilot Rogers crashed on take off June 12, 1942
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Consolidated B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber - History, Specs and ...
Jun 20, 2013 ... Consolidated B-24 Liberator - The B-24 Liberator was produced in ... turbo- supercharged versions in the R-1830-41 of 1,200 horsepower each.
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Consolidated B-24D Liberator - Aviation Safety Network > ASN ...
03-MAY-1942, Consolidated B-24D Liberator, 41-11632, United States Army Air Force (USAAF), Fort Myers, FL, w/o. 18-MAY-1942, Consolidated B-24D ...
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The plant was originally meant to produce components for the Liberator, with final ... at various times as a research facility affiliated with the University of Michigan, .... to provide B-24 components with final assembly performed by Consolidated at its ..... Coordinates: 42°14′29″N 83°33′03″W / 42.24142°N 83.55077°W.
Il Consolidated B-24 "Liberator" 41-23801 - salerno 1943 air finders
31 mag 2012 ... Questa è la storia di un bombardiere Consolidated B-24 Liberator che ... militando nelle squadre della Creighton University nel Nebraska.
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Apr 18, 2012 ... The B-24D-20-CO Formation ship "Lucky Gordon " # 41- 24215 was ... Bowman, Martin W: Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Crowood Press Limited: ... the B-24 Liberator in WW II, Sunflower University Press: Manhattan, KS, 1988.
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Published in 1988 by Sunflower University press, Manhattan, KS. Consolidated B -24 Liberator; American Bomber Aircraft Vol 1, by John M. and Donna Campbell ... Included is everything from the prototype to the XB-41 Gunship. The Liberator ...
Consolidated XB-41 Liberator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Consolidated XB-41 Liberator was a single Consolidated B-24D Liberator bomber, serial 41-11822, which was modified for the long-range escort role for ...
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B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War
B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War
Robert F. Dorr, 1999
Ever present in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day during World War II (1939-1945), the B-24 Liberator proved to be the staple heavy bomber of the campaign.
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Frederick A. Johnsen, 1996
The B- 17 installation of the gun sight drive proved superior," the XB-41 summary noted. That month, Consolidated said the problem of a too-far-aft center of gravity in the XB-41 could be assisted by putting the Emerson turret in the nose in ...
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Major Harold A. Skaarup, CD, BFA, MA in War Studies, is a Canadian Forces Army Intelligence Officer with an interest in Military History and Air Technical Intelligence. He has served overseas in Germany, Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cheyenne Mountain, Kabul, Afghanistan, and currently lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943
B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943
Edward Young, 2012
During the late 1930s an armament race developed between bombers and the fighters that were bent on stopping them.
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Michael O'Leary, 2003
This book features a selection of war time black and white photos, as well as color company advertisements not seen since the war.
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Manual: 1939 onwards (all Marks) (Owners' Workshop Manual)
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Manual: 1939 onwards (all Marks) (Owners' Workshop Manual)
Graeme Douglas, 2013
Graeme Douglas is the author of the Haynes Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Manual. He has extensive experience working on preserved B-17s, including B-17 Mary Alice at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and the privately owned B-17 'Sally B'.
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Consolidated B-24 Liberator | World War II
]]> ]]> The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was a heavy bomber of World War II from American production. The four-engined high-wing monoplane with twin vertical tail was next to the B-17 strategic bombers of the most important USAAF in the European theater of war.
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Liberator — Consolidated B-24M walkaround | Travel for Aircraft
Liberator — Consolidated B-24M walkaround 37º 21' 53" N / 120º 34' 41" W The Liberator was a contemporary of Boeing's B-17 Flying Fortress in the European Theater and the unchallenged heavy bomber for the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater until the advent of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The B-24 is one of the most produced…
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The Boeing and Consolidated Escort Agency : Atomic Toasters
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CONSOLIDATED B-24 LIBERATOR IN RAF SERVICE | Weapons and Warfare
Posted on May 4, 2013 by Mitch Williamson.
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The first B-24 Liberators in the Desert | The Crusader Project
In two prior posts (at this link and this link), I had provided some information on the B-17 bombers employed by the RAF in the Middle East. Going through my files, I noted that the end of January and early February also saw what looks like one of the first operational uses of B-24 Liberators…
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B-24 Liberators Blast Naples - YouTube
Newsreel Some Consolidated B-24 Liberator footage
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Aircraft 41-1133 (1941 Consolidated B-24D Liberator C/N 73) Photo by Zane Adams (Photo ID: AC254557)
Aircraft Photo of 41-1133, 1941 Consolidated B-24D Liberator C/N 73, The remains of a B-24D that crashed on April 22, 1942 on Trail Peak in what is now the Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico., by Zane Adams
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US Army Air Force - Three Liberator, none survived
Three USAAF’s Consolidated B-24 Liberator of the 512th Bomb Squadron, 376th Heavy Bomb Group “ The Liberandos”, 9th Air Force, at Benina airfield, Benghazi, Libya, prior to the low level mission to Rumanian Ploesti Oil Fields, August 1,1943. None of this three planes, notice the first in all dark green finish, the other in the pink sand finish, survived to year 1943, two of them lost quite during the Ploesti mission. The nearest,
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Academy 01692 1/72 B-24D Liberator Kit First Look
Here is our first look at Academy's 01692 1/72 B-24D Liberator kit.
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