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  B-24J-85-CF Liberator Serial Number 44-44052  
USAAF
Former Assignments:
RAF
IAF

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Susan Wolf, 2007

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Justin Taylan 2008

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated / Convair. Constructors Number 1347. Ferried overseas to India. Assigned to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as Liberator GR.VI serial number KH191 and operated in India.

Postwar, this bomber was transfered to the India Air Force (IAF) as T-18. During 1972, stored at an Indian Air Force Technical College.

In 1982, it was airfreighted to the United Kingdom and stored at Blackbushe until 1986.  Purchased by the Collings Foundation, it was rebuilt in Kissimee Florida, with its first flighot on August 8, 1989.

This liberator was adorned with two paint schemes.  On the left side, "All American".  On the right, it is painted to represent B-24J "The Dragon And His Tail" 44-40973, that served with the 43rd Bombardment Group, the replica nose art was painted by Sarkis Bartigan. In 2005 this B-24 was repainted as "Witchcraft".

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