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If These Planes Could Talk - 4:07
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Meet Allen Benzing and Konley KelleyMeet Allen Benzing and Konley Kelley
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AgendaAgenda
• B-24 Design
• Production
• B-24 at War
• Men & Missions
• B-24 Legacy
• Diamond Lil
• Our Squadron
• Q&A
...
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Heavy Bombers of WWIIHeavy Bombers of WWII
Avro Lancaster (British)
B-17 Flying Fortress (U.S.)
B-29 Superfortress (U.S....
B-24 Heavy BomberB-24 Heavy Bomber
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• In 1935, US Army Air Corps called for a new Heavy Bomber design
• Further, faster, ...
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Design of the B-24Design of the B-24
Requirements
•Tricycle Landing Gear
•Greater Range & Speed
•Heavier Bomb Load
Davis...
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Early ModelsEarly Models
B-24A/LB-30
XB-24
First Flight - 1:58
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ProductionProduction
B-24’s built in 5 plantsB-24’s built in 5 plants
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1) San Diego CO - Consolidated (B-24D+)
2) Fort Worth CF - Consolidated...
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Models by PlantModels by Plant
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Willow RunWillow Run
Rosie the Riveter
HUGE Ford Willow Run PlantHUGE Ford Willow Run Plant
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1st B-24 built at Willow Run1st B-24 built at Willow Run
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B-24 Assembly LineB-24 Assembly Line
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B-24 Assembly LineB-24 Assembly Line
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B-24 Assembly LineB-24 Assembly Line
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Click here to play Video - 7:03
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Willow Run (video)Willow Run (video)
Click here to play - 7:03
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Last B-24 built at Willow RunLast B-24 built at Willow Run
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Nose JobsNose Jobs
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B-24 VariantsB-24 Variants
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B-24 Modification
Centers
B-24 Modification
Centers
Training - A High Risk EndeavorTraining - A High Risk Endeavor
13,621 total training
fatalities 1941-1945
13,621 total tra...
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B-24 Flight CrewB-24 Flight Crew
Crew Positions on the B-24ACrew Positions on the B-24A
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Crew Positions on the B-24JCrew Positions on the B-24J
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Pilot and Co-PilotPilot and Co-Pilot
Nose Gunner - B-24A to B-24DNose Gunner - B-24A to B-24D
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Nose Gunner - B-24J-B-24MNose Gunner - B-24J-B-24M
Bombardier – B-24A-B-24DBombardier – B-24A-B-24D
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Bombardier – B-24J – B-24MBombardier – B-24J – B-24M
Navigator table - Nose CompartmentNavigator table - Nose Compartment
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Navigator at workNavigator at work
Radio Operator - B-24ARadio Operator - B-24A
Radio Operator - B-24JRadio Operator - B-24J
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Top Turret Gunner / Flight EngineerTop Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer
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Waist GunnersWaist Gunners
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Waist GunnersWaist Gunners
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Belly Gunner on B-24A - B-24DBelly Gunner on B-24A - B-24D
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Belly Turret GunnerBelly Turret Gunner
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Tail GunnerTail Gunner
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Theaters of OperationTheaters of Operation
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Lend-Lease ActLend-Lease Act
President Roosevelt signs the Lend-
Lease bill to give aid to Britain and
China (1941)
Pri...
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B-24 at WarB-24 at War
Artist, Roy Grinnell
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Pearl HarborPearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
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RAF Coastal CommandRAF Coastal Command
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Sub HunterSub Hunter
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S/Sgt. Homer Barnes, Radar OperatorS/Sgt. Homer Barnes, Radar Operator
USAAF Crew Engages a German Submarine in the Car...
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B-24s around the worldB-24s around the world
21st BG Aleutian Islands 307th BG Dutch East Indies 30th BG Solomon Island...
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Operation Tidal Wave
August 1, 1943
Operation Tidal Wave
August 1, 1943
Ploesti RaidPloesti Raid
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Mission PlanningMission Planning
• Strategy
- Single blow to
German oil refining
- Size of attacking force
- B-24 exten...
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Black SundayBlack Sunday
"We knew it was a
disaster and knew
that in the flames
shooting up from
those refineries we
mi...
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Target Ploesti (video)Target Ploesti (video)
Click here to play - 8:15
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Medal of HonorMedal of Honor
Col. John “Killer” Kane and Col. Leon JohnsonCol. John “Killer” Kane and Col. Leon Johnson...
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Medal of HonorMedal of Honor
Lt. Col. Addison Baker and Maj. John JerstadLt. Col. Addison Baker and Maj. John Jerstad
L...
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2nd. Lt. Lloyd “Pete” Herbert Hughes2nd. Lt. Lloyd “Pete” Herbert Hughes
2nd. Lt. Hughes
and the crew of
“Ole Kickapoo”
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Snow White and The WitchSnow White and The Witch
Artwork by Konley Kelley
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Ploesti Raid - AftermathPloesti Raid - Aftermath
Artwork by Gil Cohen
• 177 Liberators on the mission
• 55 B-24’s were ...
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Ploesti MissionsPloesti Missions
S/Sgt. Robert Phillips
flew final Ploesti mission.
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S/Sgt. Robert PhillipsS/Sgt. Robert Phillips
98th Bomb Group98th Bomb Group
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Robert’s storyRobert’s story
Robert Phillips
Veterans of
the 98th BG
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Little FriendsLittle Friends
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Allied FightersAllied Fighters
P-51 Mustang
P-38 Lightning
P-47 Thunderbolt
Supermarine Spitfire
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332nd Fighter Group “Red Tails”332nd Fighter Group “Red Tails”
Artwork by Matt Hall
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Axis Fighters - GermanyAxis Fighters - Germany
FW-190
ME-110
ME-109
ME-262
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Captain Herb TaylorCaptain Herb Taylor
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Captain Herb TaylorCaptain Herb Taylor
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Col. Jimmy Stewart, B-24 PilotCol. Jimmy Stewart, B-24 Pilot
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CREW 713CREW 713
Documentary Filmmaker
Alex Mena
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CREW 713 TrailerCREW 713 Trailer
Click here to play - 3:52
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UNBROKEN BookUNBROKEN Book
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UNBROKEN Film (Christmas Day, 2014)UNBROKEN Film (Christmas Day, 2014)
Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini
Click for UNB...
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Axis Fighters - JapanAxis Fighters - Japan
Mitshubishi J2M “Jack”
Ki-84 Hayate “Frank”
Mitsubishi A6M Zero “Zeke”
Ki-43...
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T/Sgt. Arthur Benko and The GoonT/Sgt. Arthur Benko and The Goon
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Arthur Benko and William NovakArthur Benko and William Novak
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Nose artNose art
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The Dragon and His TailThe Dragon and His Tail
Artwork by Roy Grinnell
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B-24 Legacy in WW IIB-24 Legacy in WW II
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Post War B-24Post War B-24
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ScrappedScrapped
Aircraft Graveyard, Kingman, AZ
Kingman - Aircraft Graveyard - 2:05
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B-24s static displaysB-24s static displays
B-24M “ Dugan” Imperial War Museum,
Duxford, EnglandB-24D “ Grumpy” (nose on...
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B-24J “Witchcraft” Collings FoundationB-24J “Witchcraft” Collings Foundation
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Her Story Begins
AM927 B-24A delivered in May 1941AM927 B-24A delivered in May 1941
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• Contracted to be built for France in 1940
• Redire...
AM927 Landing Accident - 1941AM927 Landing Accident - 1941
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• TWA instructor pilots, were practicing landings
• Right ma...
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AM927 Repair in San DiegoAM927 Repair in San Diego
AM927 Configuration - 1942AM927 Configuration - 1942
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• Flown back to San Diego in December 1941
• C-87 Liberator Expres...
AM927 during WWIIAM927 during WWII
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Continental Can Company
Corporate Aircraft 1948-1958
Continental Can Company
Corporate Aircraft 1948-1958
AM927 Corporate InteriorAM927 Corporate Interior
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Pemex - Mexico and
South America 1958-1968
Pemex - Mexico and
South America 1958-1968
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Confederate Air Force - 1968Confederate Air Force - 1968
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The nose art of Diamond LilThe nose art of Diamond Lil
Diamond Lil to UK - 1992Diamond Lil to UK - 1992
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OL’ 927 from 2007 - 2011OL’ 927 from 2007 - 2011
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Close of Ol’ 927 Nose ArtClose of Ol’ 927 Nose Art
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Enter artist Gary VelascoEnter artist Gary Velasco
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Diamond Lil is back!Diamond Lil is back!
Diamond Lil unveiling
April 21, 2012
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Neutrality flagNeutrality flag
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The Air Trainsport CommandThe Air Trainsport Command
WASP Nancy Harkness Love
“Lilly”“Lilly”
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EnginesEngines
• Pratt & Whitney 1830
• Twin Row 14 Cylinders
• 1200 HP @ 2700 RPM
• Designed in early 1930’s
• Pratt ...
Specifications - B-24A Liberator N24927Specifications - B-24A Liberator N24927
• Wingspan 110’
• Length 66’ 4”
• Height 17...
Performance - B-24A Liberator N24927Performance - B-24A Liberator N24927
• Endurance 15 Hours
• Fuel Burn 200 Gph
• Range ...
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MaintenanceMaintenance
Checking the Oil
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Our SquadronOur Squadron
B-24 Ground School 2013
Crew member shotsCrew member shots
B-24 Ground School and TrainingB-24 Ground School and Training
Touring with Diamond LilTouring with Diamond Lil
Diamond Lil meets the crowdsDiamond Lil meets the crowds
Ride flightsRide flights
Veterans Flight – McKinney, TX Oct 2013Veterans Flight – McKinney, TX Oct 2013
Diamond Lil and FIFIDiamond Lil and FIFI
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Diamond Lil and her FutureDiamond Lil and her Future
• Fly
• Tour
• Inspire
• Educate
• Connect
• Remember
Book a Flight on Diamond LilBook a Flight on Diamond Lil
- 12 seats are available
- Flight time 30 minutes
www.AirPowerTou...
AirPower History TourAirPower History Tour
Summary of B-24 events:
KRDG - Reading, PA June 6 - 8
KBUF - Buffalo, NY June 1...
How you can support our Squadron and MissionHow you can support our Squadron and Mission
• Financial
• Volunteerism
• Beco...
Diamond Lil todayDiamond Lil today
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Ready to Fly with me on Diamond Lil?Ready to Fly with me on Diamond Lil?
Click here to play - 7:25
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Thank you Mitzi Werther and the
Richland College Emeritus Program.
Q&A?
Let’s go fly!
Thank you Mitzi Werther and the
...
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  1. 1. 1 If These Planes Could Talk - 4:07
  2. 2. 2 Meet Allen Benzing and Konley KelleyMeet Allen Benzing and Konley Kelley
  3. 3. 3 AgendaAgenda • B-24 Design • Production • B-24 at War • Men & Missions • B-24 Legacy • Diamond Lil • Our Squadron • Q&A • B-24 Design • Production • B-24 at War • Men & Missions • B-24 Legacy • Diamond Lil • Our Squadron • Q&A
  4. 4. 4 Heavy Bombers of WWIIHeavy Bombers of WWII Avro Lancaster (British) B-17 Flying Fortress (U.S.) B-29 Superfortress (U.S.) B-24 Liberator (U.S.)
  5. 5. B-24 Heavy BomberB-24 Heavy Bomber 5 • In 1935, US Army Air Corps called for a new Heavy Bomber design • Further, faster, and higher than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress • December 29,1939, the 1st B-24 flew - out of 19,000 built by 1945 • Two still fly with approximately twenty still in existence
  6. 6. 6 Design of the B-24Design of the B-24 Requirements •Tricycle Landing Gear •Greater Range & Speed •Heavier Bomb Load Davis Wing •Long, Narrow, Efficient •High Speed Requirements •Tricycle Landing Gear •Greater Range & Speed •Heavier Bomb Load Davis Wing •Long, Narrow, Efficient •High Speed
  7. 7. 7 Early ModelsEarly Models B-24A/LB-30 XB-24 First Flight - 1:58
  8. 8. 8 ProductionProduction
  9. 9. B-24’s built in 5 plantsB-24’s built in 5 plants 9 1) San Diego CO - Consolidated (B-24D+) 2) Fort Worth CF - Consolidated-Vultee (B-24's and C-87’s) 3) Dallas NT - North American (B-24G) 4) Tulsa DT - Douglas Aircraft (B-24E-DT) 5) Willow Run FO - Ford (B-24E J L)
  10. 10. 10 Models by PlantModels by Plant
  11. 11. 11 Willow RunWillow Run Rosie the Riveter
  12. 12. HUGE Ford Willow Run PlantHUGE Ford Willow Run Plant 12
  13. 13. 1st B-24 built at Willow Run1st B-24 built at Willow Run 13
  14. 14. B-24 Assembly LineB-24 Assembly Line 14
  15. 15. B-24 Assembly LineB-24 Assembly Line 15
  16. 16. B-24 Assembly LineB-24 Assembly Line 16 Click here to play Video - 7:03
  17. 17. 17 Willow Run (video)Willow Run (video) Click here to play - 7:03
  18. 18. 18 Last B-24 built at Willow RunLast B-24 built at Willow Run
  19. 19. 19 Nose JobsNose Jobs
  20. 20. 20 B-24 VariantsB-24 Variants
  21. 21. 21 B-24 Modification Centers B-24 Modification Centers
  22. 22. Training - A High Risk EndeavorTraining - A High Risk Endeavor 13,621 total training fatalities 1941-1945 13,621 total training fatalities 1941-1945 47,462 Aircraft Accidents in USA47,462 Aircraft Accidents in USA
  23. 23. 24 B-24 Flight CrewB-24 Flight Crew
  24. 24. Crew Positions on the B-24ACrew Positions on the B-24A 25
  25. 25. 26 Crew Positions on the B-24JCrew Positions on the B-24J
  26. 26. 27 Pilot and Co-PilotPilot and Co-Pilot
  27. 27. Nose Gunner - B-24A to B-24DNose Gunner - B-24A to B-24D
  28. 28. 29 Nose Gunner - B-24J-B-24MNose Gunner - B-24J-B-24M
  29. 29. Bombardier – B-24A-B-24DBombardier – B-24A-B-24D
  30. 30. 31 Bombardier – B-24J – B-24MBombardier – B-24J – B-24M
  31. 31. Navigator table - Nose CompartmentNavigator table - Nose Compartment
  32. 32. 33 Navigator at workNavigator at work
  33. 33. Radio Operator - B-24ARadio Operator - B-24A
  34. 34. Radio Operator - B-24JRadio Operator - B-24J
  35. 35. 36 Top Turret Gunner / Flight EngineerTop Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer
  36. 36. 37 Waist GunnersWaist Gunners
  37. 37. 38 Waist GunnersWaist Gunners
  38. 38. 39 Belly Gunner on B-24A - B-24DBelly Gunner on B-24A - B-24D
  39. 39. 40 Belly Turret GunnerBelly Turret Gunner
  40. 40. 41 Tail GunnerTail Gunner
  41. 41. 42 Theaters of OperationTheaters of Operation
  42. 42. 43 Lend-Lease ActLend-Lease Act President Roosevelt signs the Lend- Lease bill to give aid to Britain and China (1941) Prime Minister Winston Churchill aboard his personal B-24 “Commando” An American-built B-24 Liberator bomber en route to the United Kingdom as part of the Lend-Lease program. November 18, 1940
  43. 43. 44 B-24 at WarB-24 at War Artist, Roy Grinnell
  44. 44. 45 Pearl HarborPearl Harbor December 7, 1941
  45. 45. 46 RAF Coastal CommandRAF Coastal Command
  46. 46. 47 Sub HunterSub Hunter
  47. 47. 48 S/Sgt. Homer Barnes, Radar OperatorS/Sgt. Homer Barnes, Radar Operator USAAF Crew Engages a German Submarine in the Caribbean (July, 1943)
  48. 48. 49 B-24s around the worldB-24s around the world 21st BG Aleutian Islands 307th BG Dutch East Indies 30th BG Solomon Islands 376th BG North Africa 461st BG Italy 392nd BG England
  49. 49. 50 Operation Tidal Wave August 1, 1943 Operation Tidal Wave August 1, 1943 Ploesti RaidPloesti Raid
  50. 50. 51 Mission PlanningMission Planning • Strategy - Single blow to German oil refining - Size of attacking force - B-24 extended range - Surprise - Low altitude attack • Strategy - Single blow to German oil refining - Size of attacking force - B-24 extended range - Surprise - Low altitude attack
  51. 51. 52 Black SundayBlack Sunday "We knew it was a disaster and knew that in the flames shooting up from those refineries we might be burned to death. But we went right in." Lt. Norman Whalen Artwork by Iain Wylie Artwork by Anthony Saunders
  52. 52. 53 Target Ploesti (video)Target Ploesti (video) Click here to play - 8:15
  53. 53. 54 Medal of HonorMedal of Honor Col. John “Killer” Kane and Col. Leon JohnsonCol. John “Killer” Kane and Col. Leon Johnson Artwork by Don Greer Model by Konley Kelley Col. John Kane Col. Leon Johnson
  54. 54. 55 Medal of HonorMedal of Honor Lt. Col. Addison Baker and Maj. John JerstadLt. Col. Addison Baker and Maj. John Jerstad Lt. Col. Addison Baker Maj. John Jerstad Artwork by Roy Grinnell
  55. 55. 56 2nd. Lt. Lloyd “Pete” Herbert Hughes2nd. Lt. Lloyd “Pete” Herbert Hughes 2nd. Lt. Hughes and the crew of “Ole Kickapoo”
  56. 56. 57 Snow White and The WitchSnow White and The Witch Artwork by Konley Kelley
  57. 57. 58 Ploesti Raid - AftermathPloesti Raid - Aftermath Artwork by Gil Cohen • 177 Liberators on the mission • 55 B-24’s were lost • 34 landed at emergency fields • 88 returned to Libya - 55 of these had damage
  58. 58. 59 Ploesti MissionsPloesti Missions S/Sgt. Robert Phillips flew final Ploesti mission.
  59. 59. 60 S/Sgt. Robert PhillipsS/Sgt. Robert Phillips 98th Bomb Group98th Bomb Group
  60. 60. 61 Robert’s storyRobert’s story Robert Phillips Veterans of the 98th BG
  61. 61. 62 Little FriendsLittle Friends
  62. 62. 63 Allied FightersAllied Fighters P-51 Mustang P-38 Lightning P-47 Thunderbolt Supermarine Spitfire
  63. 63. 64 332nd Fighter Group “Red Tails”332nd Fighter Group “Red Tails” Artwork by Matt Hall
  64. 64. 65 Axis Fighters - GermanyAxis Fighters - Germany FW-190 ME-110 ME-109 ME-262
  65. 65. 66 Captain Herb TaylorCaptain Herb Taylor
  66. 66. 67 Captain Herb TaylorCaptain Herb Taylor
  67. 67. 68 Col. Jimmy Stewart, B-24 PilotCol. Jimmy Stewart, B-24 Pilot
  68. 68. 69 CREW 713CREW 713 Documentary Filmmaker Alex Mena
  69. 69. 70 CREW 713 TrailerCREW 713 Trailer Click here to play - 3:52
  70. 70. 71 UNBROKEN BookUNBROKEN Book
  71. 71. 72 UNBROKEN Film (Christmas Day, 2014)UNBROKEN Film (Christmas Day, 2014) Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini Click for UNBROKEN Video - 3:00
  72. 72. 73 Axis Fighters - JapanAxis Fighters - Japan Mitshubishi J2M “Jack” Ki-84 Hayate “Frank” Mitsubishi A6M Zero “Zeke” Ki-43 Hayabusa “Oscar”
  73. 73. 74 T/Sgt. Arthur Benko and The GoonT/Sgt. Arthur Benko and The Goon
  74. 74. 75 Arthur Benko and William NovakArthur Benko and William Novak
  75. 75. 76 Nose artNose art
  76. 76. 77 The Dragon and His TailThe Dragon and His Tail Artwork by Roy Grinnell
  77. 77. 78 B-24 Legacy in WW IIB-24 Legacy in WW II
  78. 78. 79 Post War B-24Post War B-24
  79. 79. 80 ScrappedScrapped Aircraft Graveyard, Kingman, AZ Kingman - Aircraft Graveyard - 2:05
  80. 80. 81 B-24s static displaysB-24s static displays B-24M “ Dugan” Imperial War Museum, Duxford, EnglandB-24D “ Grumpy” (nose only) Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA B-24J “ Joe” Fantasy of Flight Museum, Polk City, FL B-24D “Strawberry Bitch” National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
  81. 81. 82 B-24J “Witchcraft” Collings FoundationB-24J “Witchcraft” Collings Foundation
  82. 82. 83 Her Story Begins
  83. 83. AM927 B-24A delivered in May 1941AM927 B-24A delivered in May 1941 84 • Contracted to be built for France in 1940 • Redirected to Great Britain as AM927 • The 25th (Serial #18) built out of 18,482 B-24s • Accepted by the British in May 1941 • TWA to train RAF pilots out of Albuquerque, NM • Contracted to be built for France in 1940 • Redirected to Great Britain as AM927 • The 25th (Serial #18) built out of 18,482 B-24s • Accepted by the British in May 1941 • TWA to train RAF pilots out of Albuquerque, NM
  84. 84. AM927 Landing Accident - 1941AM927 Landing Accident - 1941 85 • TWA instructor pilots, were practicing landings • Right main brake locked up during landing • Right gear collapsed, then Nose gear collapsed • Damaged bomb bay • Temporary Repairs • Flown to San Diego • TWA instructor pilots, were practicing landings • Right main brake locked up during landing • Right gear collapsed, then Nose gear collapsed • Damaged bomb bay • Temporary Repairs • Flown to San Diego
  85. 85. 86 AM927 Repair in San DiegoAM927 Repair in San Diego
  86. 86. AM927 Configuration - 1942AM927 Configuration - 1942 87 • Flown back to San Diego in December 1941 • C-87 Liberator Express prototype in 1942 • Hauled personnel and equipment • Served five B-24 production plants and vendors • Flown back to San Diego in December 1941 • C-87 Liberator Express prototype in 1942 • Hauled personnel and equipment • Served five B-24 production plants and vendors
  87. 87. AM927 during WWIIAM927 during WWII 88
  88. 88. 89 Continental Can Company Corporate Aircraft 1948-1958 Continental Can Company Corporate Aircraft 1948-1958
  89. 89. AM927 Corporate InteriorAM927 Corporate Interior 90
  90. 90. Pemex - Mexico and South America 1958-1968 Pemex - Mexico and South America 1958-1968 91
  91. 91. Confederate Air Force - 1968Confederate Air Force - 1968 92
  92. 92. 93 The nose art of Diamond LilThe nose art of Diamond Lil
  93. 93. Diamond Lil to UK - 1992Diamond Lil to UK - 1992 94
  94. 94. OL’ 927 from 2007 - 2011OL’ 927 from 2007 - 2011 95
  95. 95. 96 Close of Ol’ 927 Nose ArtClose of Ol’ 927 Nose Art
  96. 96. 97 Enter artist Gary VelascoEnter artist Gary Velasco
  97. 97. 98 Diamond Lil is back!Diamond Lil is back! Diamond Lil unveiling April 21, 2012
  98. 98. 99 Neutrality flagNeutrality flag
  99. 99. 100 The Air Trainsport CommandThe Air Trainsport Command WASP Nancy Harkness Love
  100. 100. “Lilly”“Lilly”
  101. 101. 102 EnginesEngines • Pratt & Whitney 1830 • Twin Row 14 Cylinders • 1200 HP @ 2700 RPM • Designed in early 1930’s • Pratt & Whitney 1830 • Twin Row 14 Cylinders • 1200 HP @ 2700 RPM • Designed in early 1930’s
  102. 102. Specifications - B-24A Liberator N24927Specifications - B-24A Liberator N24927 • Wingspan 110’ • Length 66’ 4” • Height 17' 11“ • Max Weight 56,000 lbs • Empty Weight 29,282 lbs • Design Bomb Load 8,000 lbs • Max Speed 275 mph • Max Altitude 28,000 feet • Wingspan 110’ • Length 66’ 4” • Height 17' 11“ • Max Weight 56,000 lbs • Empty Weight 29,282 lbs • Design Bomb Load 8,000 lbs • Max Speed 275 mph • Max Altitude 28,000 feet 103
  103. 103. Performance - B-24A Liberator N24927Performance - B-24A Liberator N24927 • Endurance 15 Hours • Fuel Burn 200 Gph • Range 2,500 Miles • Fuel Capacity 3000 Gals • M2 Browning 50 Caliber 6 Guns • 400 mile missions Bomb load 8,000 lbs • 800 mile missions Bomb load 5,000 lbs • 1,200 mile missions Bomb load 1,200 lbs • Endurance 15 Hours • Fuel Burn 200 Gph • Range 2,500 Miles • Fuel Capacity 3000 Gals • M2 Browning 50 Caliber 6 Guns • 400 mile missions Bomb load 8,000 lbs • 800 mile missions Bomb load 5,000 lbs • 1,200 mile missions Bomb load 1,200 lbs 104
  104. 104. 105 MaintenanceMaintenance
  105. 105. Checking the Oil
  106. 106. 107 Our SquadronOur Squadron B-24 Ground School 2013
  107. 107. Crew member shotsCrew member shots
  108. 108. B-24 Ground School and TrainingB-24 Ground School and Training
  109. 109. Touring with Diamond LilTouring with Diamond Lil
  110. 110. Diamond Lil meets the crowdsDiamond Lil meets the crowds
  111. 111. Ride flightsRide flights
  112. 112. Veterans Flight – McKinney, TX Oct 2013Veterans Flight – McKinney, TX Oct 2013
  113. 113. Diamond Lil and FIFIDiamond Lil and FIFI
  114. 114. 115 Diamond Lil and her FutureDiamond Lil and her Future • Fly • Tour • Inspire • Educate • Connect • Remember
  115. 115. Book a Flight on Diamond LilBook a Flight on Diamond Lil - 12 seats are available - Flight time 30 minutes www.AirPowerTour.org
  116. 116. AirPower History TourAirPower History Tour Summary of B-24 events: KRDG - Reading, PA June 6 - 8 KBUF - Buffalo, NY June 10 - 12 CYHM - Hamilton, ON June 12 - 15 KAKR - Akron, OH June 17 - 22 KDAY - Dayton, OH June 26 - 28 KOSH - Oshkosh, WI July 28 - Aug 3 KYIP - Willow Run, MI Aug 8 - Aug 10 Fall Tour Sep 13-Oct 1 AirPower EXPO Oct 3-5 CAF AirSho Oct 10-12
  117. 117. How you can support our Squadron and MissionHow you can support our Squadron and Mission • Financial • Volunteerism • Become a member • Visit our websites • Follow on Facebook www.cafb29b24.org is our Squadron website
  118. 118. Diamond Lil todayDiamond Lil today 119
  119. 119. Ready to Fly with me on Diamond Lil?Ready to Fly with me on Diamond Lil? Click here to play - 7:25
  120. 120. 121 Thank you Mitzi Werther and the Richland College Emeritus Program. Q&A? Let’s go fly! Thank you Mitzi Werther and the Richland College Emeritus Program. Q&A? Let’s go fly! www.cafb29b24.org

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