|Consolidated B-24 Liberator
B-24 was employed in operations in every combat theater during
World War II. Because of its great range, it was particularly
suited for such missions as the famous raid from North Africa
against the oil industry at Ploesti, Rumania on August 1, 1943.
This feature also made the airplane suitable for long over-water
missions in the Pacific Theater. More than 18,000 Liberators were
The B24 Liberator served as a heavy bomber, maritime patrol plane
and as a transport plane. It was produced in greater numbers than
any other American bomber, with some 18,000 being built. It
served in all theatres. It replaced the B17 as the primary Heavy
Bomber in the Pacific because of its greater range, but was itself
pushed out of the limelight there by the massive B29
Superfortress. The B24 served in large numbers in Europe as well
and played an important role in the bombing campaign on the
continent. The B24 figured prominently in "Operation
Soapsuds", one of the most famous bombing raids of the War.
Despite the heavy losses endured in that raid, the B24 suffered an
lower loss rate overall than its cousin the Fort.
"Dragon and Tail"
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