LONG-LEGGED WARRIOR

Warren E Thompson highlights some of the exploits of the B-24s of the ‘Mighty Eighth’

LIBERATOR

The crew of B-24H ‘Arise My Love and Come with Me’ of the 754th BS, 458th BG at Horsham St Faith.
DICK STARINCHAK

Between them, B-17 Fortresses and B-24 Liberators shared the Eighth Air Force’s daylight pounding of targets in Europe. Boeing’s product took most of the limelight, yet the Consolidated bomber was faster, had longer range and could carry a greater warload, which explains why the Liberator took part in some of the most dangerous, and most costly, raids of the war.

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