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B-24 Liberator

Rugged But Right

by Frederick A. Johnsen

  • 164 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by McGraw-Hill Professional .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aircraft: general interest,
  • Essays, journals, letters & other prose works,
  • Military vehicles,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military Aircraft - World War II,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Aviation - History,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • Military - United States,
  • B-24 Liberator,American Combat,Armament,Design,Ready-Made Customers,Postwar Denouement,Foreign Users,Transport Models,Privateer Derivatives,Navy Liberators,
  • Transportation / Aviation / History,
  • B-24 bomber

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9252859M
    ISBN 100071344489
    ISBN 109780071344487


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Written by Air Force historian and world-leading B expert Frederick A. Johnsen, and based in part on his vast personal collection of B lore and memorabilia, B Liberator lets you: Watch as the B was conceptualized, designed, and constructed through reports and photos from the manufacturer's official files; Explore the B's full /5(4).

Great book on the B Liberator. My Dad flew with the th BG out of Hethel, England and I have always admired the pilots and crews of these heavy bombers.

Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Loren Glenn. out of 5 stars Great resource on the B during it’s production life/5(11). First published inand revised in'B Liberator ' is a brief overview of wartime operations by this key US bomber aircraft. Each chapter includes anecdotes by aircrew involved in the operations so described, and the text is supported by over well captioned photos/5.

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The first comprehensive book written on the operations of navy B Liberator squadrons in the Pacific War. From the birth of the first squadron and its deployment to Guadalcanal in early to the squadrons that participated in the Central Pacific campaign, every Navy Liberator squadron is discussed in detail.

pgs., 90+ B&W photos, 8½"x. Often compared with the better-known Boeing B Flying Fortress, the B 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's. Consolidated B Liberator (Warbird Tech Volume 1) by Frederick A. Johnsen Paperback, pages Published October by Specialty Press. This book is full of excerpts from original military tech manuals, overhaul handbooks, and flight crew references.

B Liberator. 6, likes 6 talking about this. The Consolidated B Liberator was an American heavy bomber. Often compared with the better-known B Followers: K. Consolidated B Liberator (Production Line to Frontline #4) by Michael O'Leary, tells more of the B production story.

The "D" was the first B to be qualified for combat. Under the original Production Pool plan, Consolidated/San Diego was the prime manufacturer, supplying components to Fort Worth and Douglas/Tulsa for assembly. Alex didn’t either. He rushed to his Dad and said so, but his father quickly set him straight.

‘Heck no. I didn’t fly a B, I flew a LIBERATOR, the B’ Mena chuckles, remembering the encounter. His father’s obvious pride in his bomber showed through, even though he. The B was heavily utilised in the North African and Mediterranean theatres by the USAAF's Fifteenth Air Force, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being B-24 Liberator book of the most famous missions undertaken by the big American 'heavy' in World War II ().

The stirling work Brand: Bloomsbury USA. “The book is full of narratives and feats of individual B crews' stories. There are many period photos of Liberator nose art, crews, and strike photos, to give the reader a flavor of what it was like.

The book also contains an index, and—best of all—the 11 pages of color plates and nose : Bloomsbury Publishing. We don't know about any reviews for this book B Liberator (#64) by Bert Kinzey.

Do you know a review which is not yet listed. Please Login to add it. Related books. We are aware of 10 similar reference publications related to "Consolidated B Liberator". Consolidated B Liberator. WarbirdTECH Nr. Johnsen, Frederick A. We don't know about any reviews for this book B Liberator (#) by Larry Davis.

Do you know a review which is not yet listed. Please Login to add it. Related books. We are aware of 10 similar reference publications related to "Consolidated B Liberator". Consolidated B Liberator. WarbirdTECH Nr. The Consolidated B Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber.

Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war in the s: 2.

That resulted in the Mo father of the legendary B – the most widely produced bomber ever. Now it's the subject of Consolidated B Liberator – number 96 in Guideline Publications's popular "Warpaint" series.

Coverage courses through the Liberator's whole history –. B in RAF Coastal Command Service is an excellent reference for the B Liberator in RAF service as well as a look into Squadron and its combat operations. This title is well done and is a must-have for your shelf.

My sincere thanks to JaPo for this review sample. The Consolidated B Liberator was an American four-engine heavy bomber used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and other allied air forces during World War are in active military service.

Of B, PB4Y, LB and other model variants in the Liberator family produced, thirteen complete examples survive today, two of which are airworthy. Eight of the thirteen.

The B Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from until the end of the war in With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the B, the B was well-suited to the demands of the CBI.

The CBI's two air forces, the Tenth in India and the Fourteenth in China, each had one heavy bomb group. World War II Aviation Book The Black Suitcase Mystery—A World War II Remembrance is an aviation book describing a four year study that started out as a ‘hands on’ genealogy project, but quickly escalated to a ‘hearts on’ experience for all fifth-grade students, to adults who were children during World War II, to veterans who fought in the battles, their stories were.

The B Liberator was the most widely used four-engined aircraft of World War II, with a total of 19, being built. This account draws on many first-hand experiences of those who flew the plane, covering the B's most important moments, along with less well-known operations, all backed up with numerous photographs.

Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant, designed by Albert Kahn and constructed inundoubtedly contributed to the outcome of World War II. With million square feet of factory space, B Liberators rolled off the line every month by the end of Before the plant closed inWillow Run produced 8, B bombers.

Synopsis The Consolidated B Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war in the Pacific.

The B Liberator. The th Bomb Group was originally equipped with sixty-two BH Liberator heavy bombers. The B design underwent almost continual engineering changes resulting in a series of production models.

The famed BD was the first combat ready model to be put into mass production by Consolidated Aircraft in, San Diego in early. Consolidated B Liberator (Crowood Aviation), Martin W.

Bowman. A well balanced book that begins with a look at the development history of the B, before spending nine out of its ten chapters looking at the combat career of the aircraft in the USAAF, the US Navy and the RAF.

Reviews Book Review * b/w photos * 30 color photos * 7 x 9. Born out of an approach made by the US Army Air Corps to Consolidated for a bomber with superior performance to the B, the B24 Liberator was built in record numbers as the Allies' most abundant heavy bomber. B Liberator 3-D panorama.

Building the B Amazing original footage of the B manufacturing plant at Willow Run, MI. Its guns are long silent as the new mission it flies finds it over no enemy lands. The world’s only fully restored and flying consolidated BJ Liberator is back in the skies after an absence of twenty years.

The B B Liberator of th BS, th BG, 8th Air Force (1 of 2) B Liberator of th BS, th BG, 8th Air Force (2 of 2) B Liberator of th BS, th BG, 8th Air Force. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.

Contents: Pedigree --Calendar of combat --Submarines and repatriates --Problems and solutions --Warpaint --Join the navy --Liberators in postwar service --Eye of the beholder --No higher tribute: Liberator crew medals of honor --Appendix: Liberator and Privateer training bases.

B Liberator: lt;p|>||||| | |"B" redirects here. For other uses, see |B (disambiguation)|.| | | | B Li World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of.

Ever present in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day, the B Liberator proved to be the staple heavy bomber of the campaign. From its ignominious beginnings in the Allied rout in the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies, the bomber weathered the Japanese storm with a handful of bomb groups, which played a crucial role in checking the enemy's progress firstly in New Guinea, and then.

So when I saw this book of one of my favourite bombers in one of my favourite series I took notice straight away – In this book of the “In Action” series, the author describes in period photos (of which 80 are coloured) line drawings and colour profiles the developmental and progressive career of the over twenty variants of the B Liberator.

The B Liberator, produced by four different firms, in five different plants, was built in greater quantities than any other WWII bomber. Operated by the US Army Air Force, and US Navy on all fronts during the Second World War, and supplied to the British Commonwealth nations, Liberators took the war to the Axis doorstep.5/5(1).

The Consolidated B Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning.

In early the Federal government established the Liberator Production Pool Program to meet the projected demand for the B, and the Ford company, joined the program shortly thereafter. Ford Motor would not only build the bombers, it would supply the airfield as well; the farm at Willow Run was an ideal location for the airfield's runways.

An American B Liberator in flight. First flown on 29 Decemberthe Consolidated Aircraft Corporation's B Liberator came along more than four years after the famous and popular Boeing B Flying Fortress, and showed somewhat improved range and payload capabilities over thethe performance was in most respects quite comparable, and one might question why the B was.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm. Contents: The Liberator defined: a long-range, high capacity bomber --Liberator evolution: beware of generalizations --Single tails for the Air Force: design changes transform Liberator into a livelier bomber --Airborne gas station: Liberator tanker pointer the way to air.

A product of a multi-million dollar restoration, the B stands testiment to the strength of the 's engineering that built it and helped it survive through many years of hardship.The nd was a B Liberator group that received such heavy casualties during its daylight bombing missions that it was disbanded in the fall ofbut the group lived on for the rest of the war flying as a cover for the st Composite Group, part of the O.S.S.

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