1939 onwards (all marks) - An insight into owning, servicing and flying the American Second World War heavy bomber
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was the Second World War’s most numerous Allied heavy bomber and – at over 18,000 made – the most produced American military aircraft. It was operated by several Allied air forces (including the USAAF and the RAF) and navies, attaining a distinguished war record on operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India theatres. Graeme Douglas has been granted privileged access to several airworthy examples of the B-24 in the USA to give an unrivalled insight into the construction, operation and maintenance of this classic heavy bomber.
Author: Graeme Douglas is the author of the Haynes Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Focke-Wulf Fw190 Manuals. 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. He lives in Essex.