Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
Its range made it very important in the transport role .
The B-24 was used extensively by all branches of the U.S. military in all theaters of war as well as many Allied nations .
It was a more modern design than the B-17 and had better speed , bomb load and range.
The B-24 was built in larger numbers than any other heavy bomber , any other multi-engine aircraft or any other American military plane.
The Liberators great range made it the perfect plane for fighting German u-boats . It was credited with sinking 72 enemy submarines .
Bomber Command R.C.A.F. F/LT Sean Dunn