A B-24 Liberator

Title

A B-24 Liberator

Subject

P-47 Thunderbolts flew bomber escort missions for heavy bombers like this one over France and Germany

Description

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator flew in every Theater of Operation during the war. They were excellent bombers but were unable to protect themselves from enemy fighters. Thunderbolt P-47s flew escort missions for bombers like this one until their limited range was outmatched by the lighter P-51.

Creator

Consolidated Aircraft

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

Early 1940s

Files

B24_museum.JPG
B24_Museum_Left_Wing.JPG
B24_Museum_nose.JPG
B24_museum_propellor.JPG

Citation

Consolidated Aircraft, “A B-24 Liberator,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/24.