Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Nice Pictures of a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress

For the past 15 years or so my family and Vintage Tub & Bath have been active sponsors of The Collings Foundation B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress. These aircraft formed the backbone of the US strategic bombing effort during the Second World War. Over 18,200 B-24s and 12,700 B-17s were built in the 1930’s and 40’s. Today, less than 15 B-17’s and only 1 B-24 are fully restored and in flying condition. The Collings Foundation bombers are arguably the best examples of these aircraft in existence. These aircraft now tour the country as a tribute to the veterans that flew them in combat.

B-24 Liberator
B-24 Liberator

B-17 Flying Fortress

Image Source: http://www.collingsfoundation.org