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