56 results found
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Diamond Lil
City / Airport:Harlingen - Valley International (KHRL / HRL)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Event:Confederate Air Force Airshow 1972
Photo Date:October 1972
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355746Submit Correction
View count: 56
Not a very clear slide, but it does show "Diamond Lil" in the configuration as acquired from PEMEX Oil Co. of Mexico in 1968. 1972 was the first year this paint scheme was used. N24927 had an interesting history, having been built as part of a B-24A order for the RAF. After a mishap while still in the U.S., the a/c became the prototype for the C-87 version of the Liberator. After the war N24927 went through several civilian operators before joining the CAF, and is still on flying status with them.
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Harlingen - Valley International (KHRL / HRL)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:October 1972
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Diamond Lil
City / Airport:Harlingen - Valley International (KHRL / HRL)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Event:Confederate Air Force Airshow 1972
Photo Date:October 1972
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355746Submit Correction
View count: 56
Not a very clear slide, but it does show "Diamond Lil" in the configuration as acquired from PEMEX Oil Co. of Mexico in 1968. 1972 was the first year this paint scheme was used. N24927 had an interesting history, having been built as part of a B-24A order for the RAF. After a mishap while still in the U.S., the a/c became the prototype for the C-87 version of the Liberator. After the war N24927 went through several civilian operators before joining the CAF, and is still on flying status with them.
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Harlingen - Valley International (KHRL / HRL)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:October 1972
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Military Code:39
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Area:San Antonio / Lackland AFB [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Collection:USAF History and Traditions Museum
Photo Date:16 June 1973
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355508Submit Correction
View count: 77
This was the last B-24 on active service in the USAF, retiring in 1953. It was used for icing research. This aircraft is now on display at the American Air Museum, Duxford, England.
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Area:San Antonio / Lackland AFB [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:16 June 1973
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Military Code:39
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Area:San Antonio / Lackland AFB [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Collection:USAF History and Traditions Museum
Photo Date:16 June 1973
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355508Submit Correction
View count: 77
This was the last B-24 on active service in the USAF, retiring in 1953. It was used for icing research. This aircraft is now on display at the American Air Museum, Duxford, England.
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Area:San Antonio / Lackland AFB [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:16 June 1973
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Other Marks:1
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Diamond Lil
City / Airport:Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)Map
Region / Country:Wisconsin, United States
Event:EAA Fly-In Convention 1995
Photo Date:August 1995
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355430Submit Correction
View count: 57
Originally built for the RAF as AM927 (USAAF contract s/n 40-2366.) After a mishap while still in the U.S. it was rebuilt and became the prototype for the C-87 cargo version of the B-24.
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)Map
Region / Country:Wisconsin, United States
Photo Date:August 1995
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Other Marks:1
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Diamond Lil
City / Airport:Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)Map
Region / Country:Wisconsin, United States
Event:EAA Fly-In Convention 1995
Photo Date:August 1995
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355430Submit Correction
View count: 57
Originally built for the RAF as AM927 (USAAF contract s/n 40-2366.) After a mishap while still in the U.S. it was rebuilt and became the prototype for the C-87 cargo version of the B-24.
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)Map
Region / Country:Wisconsin, United States
Photo Date:August 1995
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Alternate Serial:272843
Military Code:24
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Strawberry Bitch
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:20 January 1968
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355421Submit Correction
View count: 64
Slide taken in the outdoor aircraft display area at the site of the original USAF Museum. This a/c is now fully restored and on display in the current museum.
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Alternate Serial:272843
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:20 January 1968
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Alternate Serial:272843
Military Code:24
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Strawberry Bitch
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:20 January 1968
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:355421Submit Correction
View count: 64
Slide taken in the outdoor aircraft display area at the site of the original USAF Museum. This a/c is now fully restored and on display in the current museum.
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Alternate Serial:272843
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:20 January 1968
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Other Marks:1
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Diamond Lil
City / Airport:Boscombe Down (EGDM)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Air Tournament International 1992
Photo Date:13 June 1992
Photo by:Don GilhamContact
Photo ID:345941Submit Correction
View count: 34
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Boscombe Down (EGDM)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 June 1992
Photo by:Don GilhamContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Other Marks:1
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Diamond Lil
City / Airport:Boscombe Down (EGDM)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Air Tournament International 1992
Photo Date:13 June 1992
Photo by:Don GilhamContact
Photo ID:345941Submit Correction
View count: 34
Registration / Serial:N24927
Alternate Serial:402366
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Confederate Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Boscombe Down (EGDM)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 June 1992
Photo by:Don GilhamContact
Registration / Serial:N94459
Military Code:RR-R
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Joe
City / Airport:Polk City - Orlampa (FA08)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Collection:Fantasy of Flight
Photo Date:28 March 2015
Photo by:Jack PoelstraContact
Photo ID:331542Submit Correction
View count: 44
Built as 44-44272
Registration / Serial:N94459
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Polk City - Orlampa (FA08)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Photo Date:28 March 2015
Photo by:Jack PoelstraContact
Registration / Serial:N94459
Military Code:RR-R
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Joe
City / Airport:Polk City - Orlampa (FA08)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Collection:Fantasy of Flight
Photo Date:28 March 2015
Photo by:Jack PoelstraContact
Photo ID:331542Submit Correction
View count: 44
Built as 44-44272
Registration / Serial:N94459
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Polk City - Orlampa (FA08)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Photo Date:28 March 2015
Photo by:Jack PoelstraContact
Registration / Serial:KG857
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VI
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Area:Hill of Wirren [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 August 2010
Photo by:Mark McEwanContact
Photo ID:324355Submit Correction
View count: 69
On the night of 17 October, 1944, callsign "Sugar" of 547 Squadron took off from RAF Leuchars to conduct anti-U Boat patrols north of Cape Wrath. However, a defective compass resulted in this mission ending in tragedy in the Angus hills. Of the eleven crewmen, just four survived when the aircraft struck the hillside in poor weather. The largest part of the wreckage - a section of the fuselage - still remains at the site, whilst other smaller pieces lie strewn amongst the heather and peat near the summit.
Registration / Serial:KG857
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VI
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Area:Hill of Wirren [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 August 2010
Photo by:Mark McEwanContact
Registration / Serial:KG857
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VI
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Area:Hill of Wirren [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 August 2010
Photo by:Mark McEwanContact
Photo ID:324355Submit Correction
View count: 69
On the night of 17 October, 1944, callsign "Sugar" of 547 Squadron took off from RAF Leuchars to conduct anti-U Boat patrols north of Cape Wrath. However, a defective compass resulted in this mission ending in tragedy in the Angus hills. Of the eleven crewmen, just four survived when the aircraft struck the hillside in poor weather. The largest part of the wreckage - a section of the fuselage - still remains at the site, whilst other smaller pieces lie strewn amongst the heather and peat near the summit.
Registration / Serial:KG857
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VI
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Area:Hill of Wirren [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 August 2010
Photo by:Mark McEwanContact
Registration / Serial:KN751
Alternate Serial:KN751 SNAKE
Military Code:F
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24L Liberator B Mk.IV
C/n (msn):5061
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:16 August 2003
Photo by:Joop de GrootContact
Photo ID:296042Submit Correction
View count: 54
ex USAAF 44-50206, RAF KN751 and Indian AF HE807. Most Liberators that were delivered to the RAF in the Far East took the Azores trans Atlantic route and than via Africa to India. The SNAKE addition to the serial indicated this aircraft was on delivery to the Far East and was not to be retained in the Middle East while on transit.
Registration / Serial:KN751
Alternate Serial:KN751 SNAKE
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24L Liberator B Mk.IV
C/n (msn):5061
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 August 2003
Photo by:Joop de GrootContact
Registration / Serial:KN751
Alternate Serial:KN751 SNAKE
Military Code:F
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24L Liberator B Mk.IV
C/n (msn):5061
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:16 August 2003
Photo by:Joop de GrootContact
Photo ID:296042Submit Correction
View count: 54
ex USAAF 44-50206, RAF KN751 and Indian AF HE807. Most Liberators that were delivered to the RAF in the Far East took the Azores trans Atlantic route and than via Africa to India. The SNAKE addition to the serial indicated this aircraft was on delivery to the Far East and was not to be retained in the Middle East while on transit.
Registration / Serial:KN751
Alternate Serial:KN751 SNAKE
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24L Liberator B Mk.IV
C/n (msn):5061
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Cosford (EGWC)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 August 2003
Photo by:Joop de GrootContact
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293939Submit Correction
View count: 130
Handed over to the RAF in May 1941, but remained based at Albuquerque, NM for training of RAF pilots by TWA instructors. Damaged in a landing accident in Jun 1941. Rebuilt as an RLB-30 with a solid keel (no bomb bay doors) and loaned to Consolidated for pax & cargo flights between their production plants in the USA. Operated with USAAF roundels as seen here, but reason unknown as still British-owned. Ownership transferred to Consolidated and registered to them as NL24927 on 1 Apr 1947. Sold to the Continental Can Company as an executive aircraft on 10 Nov 1948 as N1503. Became XC-CAY with PEMEX on 4 Nov 1959, then to N12905 with the Confederate Air Force in Jun 1968. Reregistered N24927 in Oct 1990 and was still flying as such by 2019.
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293939Submit Correction
View count: 130
Handed over to the RAF in May 1941, but remained based at Albuquerque, NM for training of RAF pilots by TWA instructors. Damaged in a landing accident in Jun 1941. Rebuilt as an RLB-30 with a solid keel (no bomb bay doors) and loaned to Consolidated for pax & cargo flights between their production plants in the USA. Operated with USAAF roundels as seen here, but reason unknown as still British-owned. Ownership transferred to Consolidated and registered to them as NL24927 on 1 Apr 1947. Sold to the Continental Can Company as an executive aircraft on 10 Nov 1948 as N1503. Became XC-CAY with PEMEX on 4 Nov 1959, then to N12905 with the Confederate Air Force in Jun 1968. Reregistered N24927 in Oct 1990 and was still flying as such by 2019.
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293938Submit Correction
View count: 123
Executive aircraft for the Continental Can Company, with their CCC logo on the nose. It served them from 1948 until 1959, when it was sold to PEMEX as XC-CAY, again as an executive aircraft. Acquired by the Confederate Air Force in 1967 and became N12905 the following year, flying as "Diamond Lil". Reregistered to N24927 in 1990, this Liberator was still flying with them by 2019.
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293938Submit Correction
View count: 123
Executive aircraft for the Continental Can Company, with their CCC logo on the nose. It served them from 1948 until 1959, when it was sold to PEMEX as XC-CAY, again as an executive aircraft. Acquired by the Confederate Air Force in 1967 and became N12905 the following year, flying as "Diamond Lil". Reregistered to N24927 in 1990, this Liberator was still flying with them by 2019.
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Morristown - Municipal (KMMU / MMU)Map
Region / Country:New Jersey, United States
Photo Date:9 April 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:293552Submit Correction
View count: 121
In 1951, the Continental Can Company built a large timber hangar at Morristown to house its executive Liberator Express. Barely visible in this photo is the company's logo on the forward fuselage. The aircraft went to Mexico as XC-CAY in 1959, and became the Confederate Air Force's N12905 Diamond Lil in 1968. It was reregistered as N24927 in 1990 and was still flying as such by 2019. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Morristown - Municipal (KMMU / MMU)Map
Region / Country:New Jersey, United States
Photo Date:9 April 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Morristown - Municipal (KMMU / MMU)Map
Region / Country:New Jersey, United States
Photo Date:9 April 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:293552Submit Correction
View count: 121
In 1951, the Continental Can Company built a large timber hangar at Morristown to house its executive Liberator Express. Barely visible in this photo is the company's logo on the forward fuselage. The aircraft went to Mexico as XC-CAY in 1959, and became the Confederate Air Force's N12905 Diamond Lil in 1968. It was reregistered as N24927 in 1990 and was still flying as such by 2019. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Morristown - Municipal (KMMU / MMU)Map
Region / Country:New Jersey, United States
Photo Date:9 April 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:AL504
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Commando
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 September 1944
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:287667Submit Correction
View count: 117
At a London airfield, exiled Dutch Queen Wilhelmina greets her daughter Juliana who returns from her safe house in Canada, VVIP enough to use Churchill's personal Liberator. Commando had a bed and a galley installed. It was converted with a PB4Y-2 Privateer single tailfin and a solid nose earlier in 1944. The aircraft was lost without trace in the Atlantic on 27 March 1945. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:AL504
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 September 1944
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:AL504
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Commando
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 September 1944
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:287667Submit Correction
View count: 117
At a London airfield, exiled Dutch Queen Wilhelmina greets her daughter Juliana who returns from her safe house in Canada, VVIP enough to use Churchill's personal Liberator. Commando had a bed and a galley installed. It was converted with a PB4Y-2 Privateer single tailfin and a solid nose earlier in 1944. The aircraft was lost without trace in the Atlantic on 27 March 1945. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:AL504
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator II
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 September 1944
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Military Code:EC / C / 493
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Dugan
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
Photo Date:13 July 2013
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:287438Submit Correction
View count: 61
Painted with actual serial "451228" on the inside(!) of both fins, "C" on the outside of both fins, "EC" on the rear fuselage, and "493" on the nose.
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 July 2013
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Military Code:EC / C / 493
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Dugan
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
Photo Date:13 July 2013
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:287438Submit Correction
View count: 61
Painted with actual serial "451228" on the inside(!) of both fins, "C" on the outside of both fins, "EC" on the rear fuselage, and "493" on the nose.
Registration / Serial:44-51228
Alternate Serial:451228
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
C/n (msn):6083
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 July 2013
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:N94459
Military Code:J3-T
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Riverside - March ARB (KRIV / RIV)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:March Field Air Museum
Photo Date:March 1985
Photo from:René Buschmann CollectionContact
Photo ID:286650Submit Correction
View count: 52
Temporarily displayed at the March Field Air Museum in the mid 1980s. Later to Kermit Weeks.
Registration / Serial:N94459
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Riverside - March ARB (KRIV / RIV)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:March 1985
Photo from:René Buschmann CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:N94459
Military Code:J3-T
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Riverside - March ARB (KRIV / RIV)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:March Field Air Museum
Photo Date:March 1985
Photo from:René Buschmann CollectionContact
Photo ID:286650Submit Correction
View count: 52
Temporarily displayed at the March Field Air Museum in the mid 1980s. Later to Kermit Weeks.
Registration / Serial:N94459
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1567
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Riverside - March ARB (KRIV / RIV)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:March 1985
Photo from:René Buschmann CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Military Code:24
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Strawberry Bitch
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the United States Air Force
Photo Date:22 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Photo ID:275239Submit Correction
View count: 19
On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Built in San Diego, the Liberator was ferried to the 9th Air Force, where it was assigned to the 512th Bomb Squadron of the 376th BG. "Strawberry Bitch" flew over 50 missions, including the raid on the Ploesti oil refinery in August 1943.
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:22 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Military Code:24
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Strawberry Bitch
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the United States Air Force
Photo Date:22 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Photo ID:275239Submit Correction
View count: 19
On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Built in San Diego, the Liberator was ferried to the 9th Air Force, where it was assigned to the 512th Bomb Squadron of the 376th BG. "Strawberry Bitch" flew over 50 missions, including the raid on the Ploesti oil refinery in August 1943.
Registration / Serial:42-72843
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24D Liberator
C/n (msn):2413
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:22 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Photo ID:273057Submit Correction
View count: 184
Withdrawn from use in 1950. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Photo ID:273057Submit Correction
View count: 184
Withdrawn from use in 1950. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society, Melbourne, Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-EAJ
Aircraft Version:Consolidated LB-30 Liberator I
C/n (msn):22
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1949
Photo from:Ed Coates Collection / CAHSContact
Registration / Serial:HE924
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VII
C/n (msn):1508
Operator / Titles:India - Air Force
City / Airport:Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (VIDP / DEL)Map
Country:India
Collection:Indian Air Force Museum (Palam)
Photo Date:19 April 2014
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Photo ID:272774Submit Correction
View count: 51
This Liberator on display at IAF Museum Palam was previously KH342, flown by 203 Sqn RAF throughout India, Ceylon and the Cocos Islands before being flown by the Royal Indian Air Force. Liberators were flown by the IAF from 1948 to 1968. This B-24J was flown by No. 6 Sqn. "Dragons" in the maritime reconnaissance role.
Registration / Serial:HE924
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VII
C/n (msn):1508
Operator / Titles:India - Air Force
City / Airport:Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (VIDP / DEL)Map
Country:India
Photo Date:19 April 2014
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Registration / Serial:HE924
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VII
C/n (msn):1508
Operator / Titles:India - Air Force
City / Airport:Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (VIDP / DEL)Map
Country:India
Collection:Indian Air Force Museum (Palam)
Photo Date:19 April 2014
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Photo ID:272774Submit Correction
View count: 51
This Liberator on display at IAF Museum Palam was previously KH342, flown by 203 Sqn RAF throughout India, Ceylon and the Cocos Islands before being flown by the Royal Indian Air Force. Liberators were flown by the IAF from 1948 to 1968. This B-24J was flown by No. 6 Sqn. "Dragons" in the maritime reconnaissance role.
Registration / Serial:HE924
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator GR Mk.VII
C/n (msn):1508
Operator / Titles:India - Air Force
City / Airport:Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (VIDP / DEL)Map
Country:India
Photo Date:19 April 2014
Photo by:Arjun SarupContact
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Military Code:M
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Witchcraft
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Event:Thunder Over Michigan 2010
Photo Date:7 August 2010
Photo by:André DuPont - MAS Aviation PressContact
Photo ID:271624Submit Correction
View count: 70
Del/ 21st April 1944 Former U.S. Air Force as 42-52534 "Witchcraft" The aircraft was flown on 130 Combat Missions by various crews without an early return or having any crewman injured or killed on the missions.
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:7 August 2010
Photo by:André DuPont - MAS Aviation PressContact
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Military Code:M
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Witchcraft
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Event:Thunder Over Michigan 2010
Photo Date:7 August 2010
Photo by:André DuPont - MAS Aviation PressContact
Photo ID:271624Submit Correction
View count: 70
Del/ 21st April 1944 Former U.S. Air Force as 42-52534 "Witchcraft" The aircraft was flown on 130 Combat Missions by various crews without an early return or having any crewman injured or killed on the missions.
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:7 August 2010
Photo by:André DuPont - MAS Aviation PressContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Military Code:27
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24A Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Commemorative Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Ol' 927
City / Airport:Midland - International Air and Space Port (KMAF / MAF)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Event:Commemorative Air Force Airsho 2008
Photo Date:21 September 2008
Photo by:Alex ChristieContact
Photo ID:237497Submit Correction
View count: 93
Was previously in civil Liberator Express configuration (with cabin windows), but the CAF restored it to its original B-24A configuration in the mid 2000s. Following the lengthy restoration it was rolled out as such on 12 May 2007, and it is seen here during its performance at the 2008 Commemorative Air Force Airsho.
Registration / Serial:N24927
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24A Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Commemorative Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Midland - International Air and Space Port (KMAF / MAF)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:21 September 2008
Photo by:Alex ChristieContact
Registration / Serial:N24927
Military Code:27
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24A Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Commemorative Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Ol' 927
City / Airport:Midland - International Air and Space Port (KMAF / MAF)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Event:Commemorative Air Force Airsho 2008
Photo Date:21 September 2008
Photo by:Alex ChristieContact
Photo ID:237497Submit Correction
View count: 93
Was previously in civil Liberator Express configuration (with cabin windows), but the CAF restored it to its original B-24A configuration in the mid 2000s. Following the lengthy restoration it was rolled out as such on 12 May 2007, and it is seen here during its performance at the 2008 Commemorative Air Force Airsho.
Registration / Serial:N24927
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24A Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Commemorative Air Force
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Midland - International Air and Space Port (KMAF / MAF)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:21 September 2008
Photo by:Alex ChristieContact
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Military Code:M
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Witchcraft
City / Airport:Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (KBFI / BFI)Map
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Photo Date:23 June 2014
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Photo ID:229728Submit Correction
View count: 154
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (KBFI / BFI)Map
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Photo Date:23 June 2014
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Military Code:M
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Witchcraft
City / Airport:Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (KBFI / BFI)Map
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Photo Date:23 June 2014
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Photo ID:229728Submit Correction
View count: 154
Registration / Serial:N224J
Alternate Registration:NX224J
Alternate Serial:252534
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24J Liberator
C/n (msn):1347
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (KBFI / BFI)Map
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Photo Date:23 June 2014
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact