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B-24 Liberator. Consolidated

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Nana and Wonder Gal flew with the 63rd Bomb Squadron, which became the Fifth Air Force's 'snooper' unit and flew with the 43rd Bomb Group.

Nana and Wonder Gal flew with the 63rd Bomb Squadron, which became the Fifth Air Force's "snooper" unit and flew with the 43rd Bomb Group. Their all-black Liberators were very successful against Japanese shipping. (E. P. Stevens and Frank Smith)

The PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 65299, flew with VD-1 in the Marianas.

Rovin' Redhead, Lieutenant Commander Harvey Paige's PB4Y-1. She carried the Bureau Number 65299, and flew with VD-1 in the Marianas. (Peter M. Bowers)

The B-24J-50-CO, 42-73482, of the 43rd Group's 64th Squadron.

This B-24J-50-CO, 42-73482, carries the white diagonal tail stripe of the 43rd Group's 64th Squadron. (Lewis B. Whitworth)

Fat Stuff II heads back to her hardstand after the Berlin mission of March 22,1944.

Fat Stuff II heads back to her hardstand after the Berlin mission of March 22,1944. (USAF)

A B-24D-135-CO from the Jolly Rogers, 42-41127.

A B-24D-135-CO from the Jolly Rogers, 42-41127. (Jim Stone)

The B-24H-20-CF, 42-50318, from the 446th's 706th Squadron, June 14, 1944.

Bombs rain down on Orleans, France, during a support mission on June 14, 1944. This is a B-24H-20-CF, 42-50318, from the 446th's 706th Squadron. (USAF)

A Pathfinder B-24 from the 93rd Group's 329th Squadron.

A Pathfinder B-24 from the 93rd Group's 329th Squadron, with red and black checks on her nose denoting her special role. (Gerry Collins)

The 467th Bomb Group  over Dole, France, on August 14, 1944.

The 467th Bomb Group over Dole, France, on August 14,1944. (USAF)

It Ain't So Funny of 43rd Bomb Group Liberators on Ie Shima in 1945.

An anonymous artist began decorating 43rd Bomb Group Liberators on Ie Shima in 1945. It Ain't So Funny were among them. (Joe Fetherston).

The Dragon and His Tail of 43rd Bomb Group Liberators on Ie Shima in 1945.

The Dragon and His Tail of 43rd Bomb Group Liberators on Ie Shima in 1945. (Stewart Boiling).


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