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The B-24 Liberator was built in a factory called Willow Run in Detroit Michigan.  The factory was built by Henry Ford and designed by Charles E. Sorensen.  The Willow Run factory was named willow run because is it was built on the willow run creek.  This is interesting because the last person to live on the Willow Run property was Warren Benjamin Kidder.  I have spoken to Ben, personally, and he is one of the nicest people that anyone could ever meet.  Ben wrote a book called Willow Run, Colossus of Industry, a book about the production of the B-24 liberator military bomber.  When the factory was in full production it produced a B-24 liberator every 56 minutes.  This factory is one of Henry Ford 's greatest achievements.  You can read more about this fantastic, very well written book by ing here Now See the Willow Run Movie, In Progress

The B24 Liberator was the pivotal aircraft of WW2.  The B24 Liberator was built in higher numbers than any other bomber in history with one being built at every 56 minutes from the Willow Run Factory.  The B24 flew in the famous Ploesti Romania Oil Refinery Raids on August 1st 1943.  The B24 Liberator was responsible for stopping the German U-Boat Wolfpack fleets and allowed supplies to travel to the European Theater allowing us to win WW2 in Europe.  The B-24 Liberator was a fantastic Airplane that changed the world. 

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Zodiak Double-Trouble Zodiak Double-Trouble
Aviation Art Print by Roy Grinnell.
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A beautiful painting of 8th Air Force B-24 flying over Europe at sunset. 24"x 18" signed, open edition print.
#0007459
Price:
$39.95
B-24J Liberator with Nose Art Panel B-24J Liberator with Nose Art Panel
Pre Built Model Aircraft and Aircraft Nose Art Panel
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"Silver Chief"

This die cast model of the B-24J Liberator "Silver Chief", with markings of the 753rd BS/458th BG, presents a memorable and eye-catching examples of WWII nose art not only on the model plane but also on a faithfully reproduced larger scale cut out section of the fuselage, which can be mounted on the enclosed display base with the model aircraft! Airplane and panel each measure approximately 4" across.
#0091646

Price: $8.95
B-24 Liberator with Nose Art Panel B-24 Liberator with Nose Art Panel
Model Airplane and Aircraft Nose Art Panel
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Hare Power

From blonde bombshells to iconic characters and catch names, this new series of die cast models captures some of the most memorable and eye catching nose art in the world. The unique feature of this collection is that the nose art not only appears on the model plane but also on a faithfully reproduced larger scale die cast cut out section of the fuselage, which can be mounted on the enclosed display base with the model aircraft! Aircraft measure 4" in wingspan and panels measure 3" across.
#0090470

Price: $8.95
Too Little Too Late Too Little Too Late
Aviation Art Print by Stan Stokes.

The jet-powered Me 262 fighter was fast and could easily outrun Allied fighters. Unfortunately from the German perspective, it arrived on the scene too late and in too few numbers to impact the outcome of the war. Here we see it attacking a late-model B-24 in 1945. 16"x 11" signed and numbered limited edition print.

#0007771
Price: $39.95
The Dragon and His Tail The Dragon and His Tail
Aviation Art Print by Stan Stokes.

The only flyable B-24 Liberator aircraft in the world, serial number 44-44052, is the aircraft owned and operated by the Collings Foundation, and named after The Dragon and His Tail, this lavishly decorated B-24 that flew in the Pacific during WWII. Restored in 1985, this Liberator required over 420,000 new rivets and more than 80% of the aircraft's parts were rebuilt or replaced. Limited edition print measures 16"x 11" and is signed by the artist.

#0007347
Price: $39.95
Savage Skies Savage Skies
Aviation Art Print by Robert Taylor.

Above the Ardennes on December 31, 1944, Oblt. Hans Dortenmann - Staffelkapitan of 12./JG 54, the Green Hearts - leads a formation of 30 Fw 190D fighters in an attack on 2nd Air Division B-24 Liberators. 34"x 23" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by three top pilots of JG 54.

#0077048
Price: $320.00
Remember... Returning is Secondary Remember... Returning is Secondary
Aviation Art Print by Roy Grinnell.

Badly damaged by flak, Hell's Wench - a B-24 Liberator flown by Lt. Col. Addison Baker, commander of the 93rd Bomb Group - continues toward its target during the daring low-level attack on the Ploesti oil refineries on August 1, 1943. Hell's Wench crashed shortly after releasing its bomb load, killing all of its crew. 20"x 16" print is signed by the artist.

#0070349

Price: $69.95

Ramraiders Ramraiders
Aviation Art Print by Richard Taylor.

Closing at high speed with all cannons blazing, the distinctive Fw 190A-8 "Black 8" flown by Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz dives in to attack a formation of USAAF B-24s from the 93rd Bomb Group over Germany. Limited edition 30"x 23" number print is signed by the artist and by three Fw 190A-8 pilots.

#0077084
Price:
$149.00
Ploesti Ploesti
The Odyssey of Utah Man, North Africa 1943.
Aviation Art Print by Gil Cohen.

The exhausted crew of the B-24 Utah Man has returned to base near Benghazi, Libya on August 1, 1943 after bombing the great oil refineries at Ploesti. Base personnel welcome back the crew as pilot 1st Lt. Walter T. Stewart describes the mission to operations officer Maj. Ramsay D. Potts. 36"x 20" limited edition print is signed by the artist and Col. Walter T. Stewart.

#0007143

Price: $175.00

R-Bar Over Bielefeld R-Bar Over Bielefeld
Aviation Art Print by Jim Laurier.

On November 2, 1944, B-24s of the 489th BG were sent to destroy the railroad marshalling yards at Bielefeld, Germany. The bomber formation was surprised to encounter the new German jet fighters, the Messerschmitt Me-262, in one of the earliest jet attacks against U.S. heavy bombers. The jets were chased off by P-47s that were escorting the bombers and there were no losses. Limited edition print measures 25"x 19" and is signed and numbered by the artist.

#0007334
Price: $125.00
Operation Tidal Wave Operation Tidal Wave
Aviation Art Print by Nicolas Trudgian.

B-24s of the 44th and 98th Bomb Groups exit the target at extreme low level after turning the oil refineries at Ploesti into a fiery maelstrom. 25"x 16" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and by four B-24 pilots who flew the historic raid.    
#0007980     Price:
$175.00
Navy Lib Navy Lib
Aviation Art Print by Don Feight.

A PB4Y-2 Privateer - a reconfigured B-24 Liberator with a lengthened fuselage, greater defensive armament, modified engine cowlings and a distinctive, single vertical tail - of VPB-106 flies over the Pacific Fleet near its island base in the Philippines in the spring of 1945. 28"x 22" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

#0071956
Price: $54.95
The Goon, A 24D Liberator Bomber by Konley Kelly

Konley Kelly B-24 Liberator over Ploesti, 3D Art

B-24 Liberator "Hail Columbia" over Ploesti

Konley Kelly B-24D over Ploesti, Poster

B-24 Liberator Medal of Honor Ploesti Raids

3D Computer paintings of the B 24 Liberator bombers over Ploesti, Romania during World War II. These b24 bombers came from all different directions. Some of the bombers were lost, and that we gave their bearings and came in from a totally different direction that there are supposed to. This led to complete confusion for both the allies and the axis powers in the area. It's very questionable if the rate was actually a success. They hit their targets, but they lost a lot of planes in the process.

You are now looking at what is the new type of art, 3D art. With this type of art, the artist actually builds the plane in three-dimensional programs on the computer. Once the basic plane is built, that I could be painted with any insignia that you're looking for. When the plane is placed in the picture, the computer takes care of all the lighting effects automatically. While many artist do not consider this art, is still takes an awful lot of time and creativity to make one of these models. As a webmaster, and the computer artist myself, I really do believe that these paintings are indeed art.

These are some examples of the Ploesti rate in World War II made by Konley Kelley.

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the website of Konley Kelley, computer artist.

Winner, First Place, 2008 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition

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Winner, Third Place, 2012 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition

Winner, Third Place, 2013 DeSoto Art League Art/Photography Competition

 

Liberators of Ploesti Liberators of Ploesti
Anonymous Photographer

Barely clearing the smokestacks of the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, this B-24 Liberator, "Sandman," was one of more than 100 that participated in Operation Tidal Wave - the low-level raid of August 1, 1943. Created from an actual photograph of that event, this hand numbered, limited edition print measures 16"x 20".

#0070261     Price:
$29.95
Liberators Liberators
Aviation Art Print by Stan Stokes.

Here, two B-24Ds return from convoy escort duties during the early part of WWII. 16"x 11" S/N limited edition print.

#0007873
Price: $39.95
Liberator! Crusader in the Valley Liberator! Crusader in the Valley
Aviation Art Print by Jack Fellows.

1st Lt. Carl H. Fritsche brings his B-24 Liberator, The Crusader, into a valley in the Himalayas. Unable to fly above this high mountain range with the limited service ceiling of a fully loaded B-24, Fritsche relied on his navigator's skill to successfully guide his aircraft on 48 missions carrying fuel "over the Hump" into China from India in 1944. 36"x 20" print.

#0075000
Price: $39.95
Legends of the 93rd Legends of the 93rd
Aviation Art Print by Randy Green.

Featuring B-24D Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group, this print showcases Joisey Bounce, a Liberator that flew with the 330th Bomb Squadron and survived the low-level raids on Ploesti, Romania. Accompanying her are Thundermug and Boomerang, both of the 328th. 24"x 14" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.    
#0070901     Price:
$59.95
Follow Me Follow Me
Aviation Art Print by Paul Wollman.

The Little Gramper, a brightly painted B-24 Liberator known as an assembly ship, serves as the 491st Bomb Group's lead plane when "forming up" for a mission over Germany. This hand-numbered limited edition print measures 24"x 18".

#0070240
Price: $39.95
Consolidated B-24J Liberator Consolidated B-24J Liberator
The Dragon and His Tail
Airplane Poster

The magnificent Liberator featured on this poster flies with the Collings Foundation. Beautifully photographed by Patrick Bunce, this poster includes a brief history of the Dragon and His Tail and the insignia of the groups for which it flew. 20"x 16".

#0007079
Price: $12.95
Consolidated B-24J Liberator Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Aviation Art Print by David Gray.

This B-24J from the 389th Bomb Group, which was based at Hethel, England during World War II, can now be enjoyed by all at the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, Florida. 32"x 23" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

#0070950
Price: $79.95
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aviation Art Print by Tony Weddel.

On August 1, 1943, 178 Liberators made a famous low-level bombing raid on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Rumania. This scene shows John R. "Killer" Kane's B-24 named Hail Columbia and another Pyramidier B-24, The Squaw, making their attack through the thick smoke over the target. 23"x 19" print.

#0008500

Price: $19.95

Consolidated B-24 Liberator Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aviation Art Print Carlos Garcia.

Safely back at their base in Salbani, India, the crew of this 355 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Liberator tells of their just-completed harrowing mission. This hand numbered, limited edition print measures 24"x 18".

#0070269
Price: $39.95
Coming Back is Secondary Coming Back is Secondary
Aviation Art Print by Michael Wooten.

The Vulgar Virgin, a B-24 Liberator of the 344th Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (H), makes its fatal run over target "White IV," Ploesti, before being lost to flak and enemy fighters. This 33"x 24" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by 12 Ploesti survivors and also includes a booklet with photographs and biographies of the signatories.

#0071190
Price: $99.95
Col. Walter Stewart Signed Photograph Col. Walter Stewart Signed Photograph
Aircraft Photograph


This framed print of a photograph taken during the August 1, 1943, low-level raid on Germany's oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania, is signed by Col. Walter Stewart who, as deputy lead of the 93rd Bomb Group on this mission and pilot of the only first-wave B-24 to survive the attack, received the Distinguished Service Cross. 11"x 9".

#0071450

Price: $99.95

Circus Outbound Circus Outbound
Aviation Art Print by Keith Ferris.

B-24Ds of the American pioneer 93rd Bomb Group climb through 21,000 feet into the light of the early morning sun. On this day, March 18, 1943, the B-24Ds, joined by B-17s and other bombers, crossed the East Coast of England en route to their target, the submarine base at Vegesack, Germany. This first mission to Germany for the 93rd Bomb Group proved that daylight bombing could be carried out successfully in the face of German defenses. Limited edition of 1,000 signed and numbered by the artist. 39"x 19" print.

#0007584
Price: $225.00
Bent Wing Sonata Bent Wing Sonata
Aviation Art Print by Rick Herter.

Protecting B-24 Liberators returning from a bomb run, an F4U Corsair from VF-17, the "Jolly Rogers," races past a Japanese Zero - whose pilot is bailing out - it just shot out of the sky over the South Pacific. 23"x 25" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

#0076008
Price: $175.00
Among the Columns of Thor with a FREE Model Among the Columns of Thor with a FREE Model
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Aviation Art Print by William Phillips.

B-24s from the 23rd Bomb Group, escorted by P-51s from the 356th Fighter Group (led by Jersey Jerk; see model #94220), fly among the columns of Thor (the Norse god of thunder and war) as they return from their targets in Germany. 33"x 24" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by four members of the Groups, including 13-victory ace Donald Strait, pilot of Jersey Jerk.

P-51D Mustang 1/32 Die Cast Model
Not only does this limited edition, 1/32 scale die cast model of 13-victory ace Donald Strait's P-51D Mustang "Jersey Jerk" include top-of-the-line features such as a removable engine cowl, a detailed cockpit with a sliding canopy, and movable flight control surfaces, it also includes powered features such as illuminated navigation lights, a fully operational undercarriage, and a spinning propeller with real engine sounds! You control the action through the specially designed base, so strap on your flight helmet and get ready for takeoff! 14" wingspan; arrives ready to display.

#0087206
Price: $295.00
Savage Skies Among the Columns of Thor
Aviation Art by William Phillips.

B-24s from the 23rd Bomb Group, escorted by P-51s from the 356th Fighter Group (led by Jersey Jerk; see model #94220), fly among the columns of Thor (the Norse god of thunder and war) as they return from their targets in Germany. 33"x 24" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by four members of the Groups, including 13-victory ace Donald Strait, pilot of Jersey Jerk.

#0007817
Price: $295.00
Savage Skies Savage Skies
Robert Taylor.
Aviation Military Art Print.

Above the Ardennes on December 31, 1944, Oblt. Hans Dortenmann - Staffelkapitan of 12./JG 54, the Green Hearts - leads a formation of 30 Fw 190D fighters in an attack on 2nd Air Division B-24 Liberators. 34"x 23" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by three top pilots of JG 54.

#0077048
Price: $320.00
Sword and the Ploughshare
John Young print. 
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Another B-24 Liberator roars off the end of the runway and out over the peaceful English countryside. 600 S/N by artist and 4 crewmen. 32"x 24" print.
.....#0007404 $74.95
U.S. Military Airplanes of World War II U.S. Military Airplanes of World War II
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Display your appreciation for the U.S. fighters, bombers, scouts, trainers, transports and other aircraft that paved the way to victory in World War II! Featuring more than 25 aircraft -from the iconic P-51 Mustang and B-17 Flying Fortress to the C-47 Skytrain and CG-4A Hadrian - this poster measures 23"x 17".
#0070697
Price:
$9.95

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The Might Eithth Air Force in Action in World War II

The Mighty Eighth Air Force World War II

The latest book by Warren Benjamin Kidder.

This book starts out with action then talks about Charles Sorenson's building of the B-24 Liberator Factory at Willow Run.  Next it goes into America's entry into World War II and shows the daring raids of Jimmy Doolittle and quickly moves into the intense action of the B-24 Liberators raiding the oil refineries in Ploesti Romania. 

The last part of this book is a complete listing of almost one thousand raids of the 8th Air Force in WW2.

This is a color edition, hardcover edition, hand signed by the author, Warren Benjamin Kidder.

This book is action packed from beginning to end and is a non fiction account of what it really took to win the war both here in the United States and on the battle ground.  You need to read this book.

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A Wolverine and B-24 Liberators at Ploesti in World War 2

Painting by Daniel Bechennec
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Naples in WW2

Painting by Daniel Bechennec
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Long Journey Home; B-24 Liberator
Jack Connelly
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During World War Two an American B-24 "Liberator" Encounters "Foo Fighters" During a Bombing Raid
Brian Withers
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Workers Assembling Parts For a Consolidated Aircraft
Dmitri Kessel
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Consolidated Aircraft Worker Using a Two Step Bench For Working on the Fire Wall
John Florea
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Women Workers Assembling Airplane Parts at Consolidated Aircraft's New Plant
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Men Working on Consolidated Aircrafts
Eliot Elisofon
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Consolidated Vultee B-24 under Construction at Consolidated Plant
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This is America - WWII Poster
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B-24 Consolidated Liberator Bomber
Carlos Garcia
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Nose Art on a B24 Liberator, c.1945
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WWII, AAF B-24D Consolidated Bomber
Paul Wollman
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Raid on Ploesti
Stanley Dersk
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Pilots of American Bomber Command Wearing High Altitude Clothes, Oxygen Masks and Flight Goggles
Margaret Bourke-White
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Display of Light from Ack Ack Strafing Fire During Night Air Raid on Algiers by German Air Forces
W.r. Wilson
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Air Force Soldiers Manning Anti Aircraft Gun at Base During Allied Campaign in North Africa, WWII
Margaret Bourke-White
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Creditul Minier Oil Well Watched over by Armed Guards 17 Kilometers from Ploesti in a Oil Field
Margaret Bourke-White
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Ploesti: Into the Fire & Fury
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On August 1, 1943, Col. Leon Johnson led a squadron of B-24Ds over target Ploesti in operation 'Tidal Wave', losing 53 of 179 aircraft in the attack.

 

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At that moment I forgot about the fighter escort and adjusted my comforting flak helmet and vest.  The top turret guns began to chatter as the flight engineer fired at an approaching enemy BF-109BF-109 Messerschmitt An instant later he was joined by the rattle of the right waist guns.  We were engaged in the bomb run and unable to maneuver our airplane to evade the fighters:  we could only fly in a stable flight path in the direction of the target so that the bomb load could, at the correct moment, direction, altitude and speed, be released.  We were sitting targets for both anti-aircraft guns and enemy fighters.  The next moment I witnessed and event that made me ill.  A German FW-190 suddenly appeared from below the nose of our aircraft and with in a few seconds, released two rockets into a B-24 ahead of us. Fockewulf FW-190He then rolled upside down and disappeared in a dive underneath our airplane.  It occurred so suddenly, our gunners had insufficient time to react or to fire.   I could distinguish the German pilot as he rolled over because he appeared only a few yards ahead of the nose of our airplane.   I could distinguish the German pilot as he rolled over because he appeared only a few yards ahead of the nose of our airplane.  Instantly, the B-24 ahead exploded into a fireball and began a downward spiral.  Only a few parachutes opened underneath the revolving inferno but even more terrifying, some of the parachutes and clothing of the airmen were on fire.    Read the whole story here
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Jeff,   My Dad was one of the first " Bombagators " in  the Army Air Corps in WWII . He received the distinguished Flying cross  for leading a mission   over Germany during the war in a B-24 Liberator  Bomber . The name of the   plane was Galloping Katie two . Dad was Ernest  Robert DeVillers . The pilot   was J. Paul Getty . If you can set me up in any  search areas , it would be   greatly appreciated. Dad wrote a mission letter for  every mission he flew   but destroyed them just a few years ago . I have two that weren't in his  possession along with his graduation book from San Angelo Army Air Field in   San Angelo , Texas . If any of what I have can be of  use to you or others   interested in this history , please contact me at   508-835-4967
 Thanks Jeff 
 Frank DeVillers 

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Dear Sir:  I was the Co-Pilot on the "Gremlin".  We were the only crew to fly #427512.  On 5 January 1944 we were shot down by three  German fighters  over Friedrichskoog, Germany.  I bailed out just a few seconds before the Gremlin blew up and 6 crewmen were KIA.  A 15 year old German viewed this event and saw a piece of the Gremlin fall  through their barn roof and kill a horse.  This German saw a  recent posting about our plane and wrote to me that he had plowed up a piece of the Gremlin.  He  sent this piece to me.  It looks to be a part of the engine and bears identification :  #9901 AND #108F23.  I would like to have this part identified.  I have a picture that I could send by attachment.  I am also interested to know if any quality control studies were made  to compare the quality of the B-24's made at the various manufacturing plants.  The Gremlin  had problems  with the superchargers  from the very first day we were assigned as its crew.  In fact we were alone on the day we were shot down as a result of being unable to keep up with the formation because the superchargers refused to operate as needed at high altitude.  I am interest to know if any comparative studies were made  relative to such problems between the various manufacturing plants.  Also I would like to have a copy of any manufacturing data that may exist for  #427512. 
Thank  you for any assistance you may provide.  William T. (Bill) Minor

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