|B-24 Wallpaper for your
computer desktop. Click the thumbnails for the full size, then
right-click to save.
to fly the
B-24 Liberator: straight from the B-24 Flight Manual (See also "How
to Fly the B-24D Liberator" videos from Zeno's Warbird
Video Drive-In -- offsite. Will open a new
from the B-24 Flight Manual: "Diving Ain't
Healthy" & "Low Banks Ain't Healthy"
picture of a Liberator's
Instrument Panel. A shot taken from a lower
vantage point and one
from the Co-Pilot side of the plane, behind the
Which is best: the -24 or the -17? A
poem by Jim Jones answers this question (Warning
The Collings Foundation's "All
American" pictures taken
by Richard Cherkauer.
And some of the same plane painted as
'The Dragon and His Tail", taken by H. K. "Andy" Anderson who flew
around 3 missions in the original "Dragon". Mr. Anderson writes that
he's confident that the "Dragon's" original artist was Sarkis Bartigian
who also painted "Mabel's Labels", "Michigan" and "Cocktail Hour". This
nose artist was described by Steve Birdsall, in his book "The Log of
the Liberators", as "the greatet combat artist of the war".
And here are two pix taken by Shad Shaddox
of the Ole Dragon and His Tail:
Photos of The
Dragon and His Tail, sent by Frank Drab and Ed Gammill.
The Dragon's waist guns (with Frank Drab)
Photo of the
Dragon and His Tail taken by Ken Brown (who actually flew the
original Dragon and His Tail during the War) and his grandson, Curtis
A photo of the Dragon showing Ted
Romanowski, 403rd Armorer/Gunner and the lovely Swede, Caroline
Frank Drab's lovely
wife, Peg, on the port side of the B-24
From Max Axelson via Jim Cherkauer:
a picture of Lackland AFB's
The Collings Foundation 909
Painting of "Missin' You",
65th SQ, by Alan Eaton of England
At the 2001 Reunion, the Group
presented Jim Cherkauer with a model of a B-24. Mr. Cherkauer
"reassembled it as carefully as possible and removed all of the decals
and painting and repainted it as a 65th B-24 - 44-40373 J-160 PETTY
GAL." Click here to see a
picture of the model as it now hangs in his computer room.
Where you can see B-24 Liberators