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Consolidated B-24 Liberator (Paperback)

Aviation > WWII

By Graham M. Simons
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 256
Illustrations: 250 B&W Photos
ISBN: 9781399019651
Published: 28th July 2022



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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theatres of operation, the B-24 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. Its most famous single exploit is possibly the raid on the Ploesti oilfields in August 1943.

The B-24 ended World War Two as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,000 units, thanks in large measure to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry. It still holds the distinction as the most produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India theatres.

This book focuses on the design, engineering, development and tactical use of the many variants throughout the bomber’s service life. The overall result is, as David Lee, the former Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford said upon reading the final manuscript, to be acquainted with ‘...all you never knew about the B-24!’

The book is enlivened by the many dramatic photographs which feature, and this coupled with the clarity of Simons' prose makes for an engaging and entertaining history of this iconic Allied bomber, a key component in several of their biggest victories and a marvel of military engineering

It will provide you with hours of reading pleasure.

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"Consolidated B-24 Liberator " is enhanced for the reader with dramatic photographs coupled with the clarity of commentary that creates an engaging and entertaining history of this iconic Allied bomber -- a key component in several of their biggest victories and a marvel of military engineering.

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Midwest Book Review

A useful, well-illustrated and concise story.


This 256 page volume is full of interesting photographs, many previously unpublished. It is a detailed record of the development of the type and the many modifications and equipment that were incorporated during its period of service. The price is reasonable for a well-researched and well-produced account of the liberators.

 Graham M. Simons

About Graham M. Simons

GRAHAM M. SIMONS was one of the founders of the world-famous aviation museum at Duxford near Cambridge where his interest was piqued watching the making of the film Battle of Britain there in the late 1960s. From this, and with an engineering background, he progressed to membership of a number of aviation societies, including sitting on the British Aviation Preservation Council, eventually taking the position of Engineering Director with one group. Graham combines his love of writing with his skills in production to create and publish aviation histories focused on a variety of subjects.

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