B-24 Lucky Strike Nose Art Panel
Flown By Raymond C Houghtby
44TH BOMB GROUP THE FLYING EIGHTBALLS
Dimensions: 18" x 40"
During World War II The B-24 was used all over the world. It was the backbone of both theaters of war the European Theater and the Pacific Theater. Formations of B-24's were seen flying over mountains, seas, desert, and the arctic. The bombers were loaded with tons of destructive power. The B-24 Liberators were being used more and more in combat because they could deliver massive amounts of ordnance on there enemy. The B-24 was very versatile, it had good speed, climbing power, carrying capability, and above all, it had guts. The B-24 could take a pounding and could deliver devastating fire power. The B-24's combat record is impressive and best explained by those who flew it through flak and on coming swarm's of fighter aircraft. It flew mission after mission, and proved first hand what it was capable of doing.
WHAT COMBATANT LEADERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE B-24 LIBERATOR:
Our B-24's proved to be a very effective at delivering a pounding to our adversaries over exceedingly long ranges, under adverse weather conditions and against considerable enemy opposition. If the gunners are trained properly, they could create chaos among enemy fighters aircraft. Formations of B-24's bombers could penetrate heavily guarded battle zones, effectively destroying their target.