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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - B-24J LIBERATOR
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 4 x 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65
Speed: 470 kph, 290mph mph
Range: 3 703km, 2,300miles
Seats: 10
Length: 20.4m, 67ft 2in
Span: 33.5m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 16 553kg, 36,500lb
Max T/O Weight: 29 478kg, 65,000lb
Period of Service: 1944 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

B-24J Liberator

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Consolidated
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Bomber
 
Description:

31 and 34 Squadrons were formed in April 1944, and did service in Italy during the Second World War.

The Squadrons are most famous, along with the USAAF squadrons, for flying to Warsaw with supplies during the uprising of the Polish resistance under General Bor Komorowski for which the Squadrons suffered heavy losses. The Squadrons also dropped supplies to the Yugoslavian resistance under Marshal Tito in the later part of the War.


Images:

B-24J Liberator at Celone, Italy. B-24J Liberator cockpit, Celone, Foggia, Italy 1944. Three view 1 Three view 2 Consolidated B-24J “Liberator”, Q, KG967, 31 Squadron, 2 Wing (SAAF), 205 Group, Foggia, Italy, 1944.