Aircraft Photo of N24927 / 402366 | Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator | Confederate Air Force | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #355746
Aircraft
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
Location
City / Airport:Harlingen - Valley InternationalMap
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KHRL   IATA: HRL   Local: HRL   Other: -
Event:Confederate Air Force Airshow 1972
 
Photo Date:October 1972
Photo by:Bob Thomas
Photo ID: 355746
Photo Comment

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.

This photo was added on 23 April 2021, and has since been viewed 111 times.


Submit Correction
Contact Photographer