B-24D Liberators in formation, early 1943. This was probably a flight to test the visibility of a new National Insignia design.

Caption   B-24D Liberators in formation, early 1943. This was probably a flight to test the visibility of a new National Insignia design. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Jan 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Apr 2015 09:28:00 AM


Stateside aircraft carried large numbers on the fuselage side assigned to training, or ferrying to other bases numbers were also used to identify aircraft flying low (buzzing)


Three hundred and thirty one (331) men killed, with three hundred (300) aircraft destroyed this wasn't a overseas combat report, that's about 11 good men a day and the loss of aircraft this was
within the United States accidents through bad weather, equipment failure, lack of training and other problems flying WWII combat aircraft.

The USAAF suffered 52,651 aircraft accidents, thousands of fatalities and injuries during the 45 months the country was at war. 1,170 aircraft per month, 40 a day!
Over a thousand aircraft disappeared en route to overseas bases from the United States, 43,581 were lost overseas along with thousands of crews
killed in action, wounded, missing and taken as POWs

Did you know the 6,600 serviceman died per month during WWII, 220 a day this doesn't count wounded and missing. That's why they are called the "GREATEST GENERATION"

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