B-24 LIBERATOR LORE
B-24H and B-24J
The B-24H and B-24J were iconic examples of nose-turreted B-24 Liberators. More J-models -- 6,678 -- were built than any other model of the B-24. The B-24J is the only model produced by all five assembly lines creating B-24s during the war; all other models were only produced on some of the lines.
(There is no B-24I to avoid confusion with the numeral '1' or letter 'l/L')
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B-24s formed a central part of the 15th Air Force in Italy, as author Barrett Tillman details in this in-depth study of an American Air Force in Europe that was sometimes overshadowed by the attention paid to the Eighth Air Force out of England. Petroleum was key to keeping a mechanized Germany on the move, and the 15th Air Force was tasked with crippling much of Germany's oil resources. It's about time the Forgotten Fifteenth had its day in the sun, and Tillman delivers a book to set the story straight. See what Amazon has to offer:
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