P-51D Mustangs of the 47th & 531st Fighter Squadrons at South Field, Iwo Jima, May-July 1945. Note also the PB4Y-1 Liberator of Navy Patrol Squadron VPB-116.
B-24M Liberator “Top o’ the Mark” and other bombers of the 23rd Bomb Squadron over Allied invasion fleet at Balikpapan, Borneo, July 2 1945.
12 Liberator bombers flew in four V formations over the Japanese surrender ceremony at Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note Japanese guns in center and M26 Pershing tanks in left corner
PB4Y-2 Privateer (derived from the PB4Y-1 Liberator) in flight off the eastern shore of Oahu, Hawaii, 1945. Photo 1 of 3.
PB4Y-2 Privateer (derived from the PB4Y-1 Liberator) in flight off the eastern shore of Oahu, Hawaii, 1945. Photo 2 of 3.
PB4Y-2 Privateer (derived from the PB4Y-1 Liberator) in flight off the eastern shore of Oahu, Hawaii, 1945. Photo 3 of 3.
US Coast Guard PB4Y-2 Privateer, a B-24 variant, in flight, post 14 Jan 1947
US Navy P4Y1P Liberator, SNB-2P, F4U-5P Corsair, F6F-5P Hellcat, F8F-2P Bearcat, F9F-5P Panther, and F2H-2P Banshee aircraft in flight, circa 1952; seen in Aug 1952 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
Instrument panel of B-24J Liberator bomber 'Witchcraft', 25 Mar 2005
B-24 Liberator bomber 'Strawberry Bitch' on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, United States, 27 Jun 2014
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"
Winston Churchill, 1935
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