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B24 Liberator at War

B24 Liberator at War

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{detailed description}The theme of Liberator at War is evocation: an attempt through reference to the aircraft's peculiar qualities to illuminate the individuality of the type. Contributions from men associated with the Liberator during hostilities are used to further this goal, for in their recollections can be found much that has a direct bearing on the nature of the beast. Additionally, the author concentrates on historical high points and certain aspects of the Liberator's war service that have hitherto received little publicity and does not attempt to cover the complex development history already investigated in other publications.
The most widely used four-engined aircraft of World War 2, the Liberator served the Allied cause well in a number of roles. It was, without doubt, one of the most versatile types in their inventory and was to be seen practically the world over in its heyday. Including variants, a total of 19,256 Consolidated B-24 Liberators were built — a production figure greater than that of any other Allied heavy bomber of the period.
Ubiquitous and making considerable contribution to victory, the Liberator should have emerged from the conflict as one of the most famous of warplanes. But its activities were eclipsed by the B-17 Flying Fortress — which came to symbolise American air power — and many ex-B-24 crewmen might feel disgruntled that the 'Fort' should get the glory when for them the 'Lib' was so obviously more worthy.
In Liberator at War, Roger Freeman tries to set the record straight, covering the Liberator's numerous roles and theatres of operations by means of action photographs and first-hand accounts.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Roger Freeman
published by Ian Allan 1983 1st edn. 128pp
{condition}slight edge wear otherwise near fine, inc. d/j.
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