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B-24D Liberator aircraft of Maxwell Field, Alabama in flight, Aug 1943-Jan 1947

Caption   B-24D Liberator aircraft of Maxwell Field, Alabama in flight, Aug 1943-Jan 1947 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Apr 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
1 May 2008 04:45:44 PM

Tail No 123828 flew with the 90th Bomb Group.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Aug 2010 09:40:33 AM

90th Bomb Group: The "Jolly Rogers" operated in the Pacific and had an interesting tail
marking. Skull and Crossed Bombs this group
was apart of the 5th Air Force.

Their motto was:
The "Best Damm Heavy Bomb Group in the World"
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Nov 2014 05:17:29 PM

Just like its sister the B-17 "Five Grand" who was covered with autographs of the Boeing workers, who built her. A B-24J Liberator, that was the 5,000 built at San Diego, California was also covered with autographs. Not the B-24 shown in file photo.

Did you know war production was a 24/7 operation three shifts a day, built the tools of war.
This was done across the United States by large and small companies that supplied the armed forces and allies with needed equipment. Even in the 1950s and 1960s, you could really shop at war surplus and buy real WWII GI equipment...
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Nov 2014 09:21:14 AM


Like its sister the YB-40/B-17 gunship, the
XB-41/B-24 was developed as an escort for other
B-24s. it was armed with more .50 caliber machine guns and carried 11,000 rounds of ammo. It was discovered that once the other Liberators dropped their bombs the XB-41 couldn't keep up, and the program was cancelled in 1943. Did you know that crews begged, borrowed or stole extra .50 ammo
to take with them on missions.


Did you know that during WWII, its been estimated
that over 10,035,000,000 that's ten billion thirty five million rounds of fifty caliber ammo was produced. One manufacture the St Louis Ordnance Plant produced 6.7 billion rounds of .30 and .50 caliber ammo.


During my first tour in Vietnam, 1967/68 with the 9th Inf. Div. in the Mekong Delta our battery was using 155mm artillery rounds that were dated 1945 as well as .50 caliber ammo dated 1945 also.

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