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T_O_A_D
07-23-2007, 08:26 PM
Howdy Guys, I'd like to know just what WW2 Bombers have made it and or on the way there.

I saw one leaving my local airport today, and I'd like to try and identify it.

Problem is I only saw it for 2 seconds on a hard right hand bank diving.

And the Interstate hump blocked my view till it was nearly 2 miles away.

I watched for nearly 10 minutes before it faded away.

I'm positive it had a twin tail, brown and green camo, top glass, assuming turrent, 90% sure 4 engines, during the bank, 100% sure 4 engines on the fly away, and the wing span was enormous compared to anything that normally flys out of here.

I called the local flight school and I asked them if it was a B-24 and they said yes. And the dang think had actually been in town for two day in route to Oshkosh.

Problem is I have no idea of any B-24 in that patern, sort of like a Lancaster patern but shades were too light in color.

ImMoreBetter
07-23-2007, 10:42 PM
I saw a bomber today also. A medium bomber with 2 engines. Probably a B-25, though it could have had a single tail.

Speaking of Oshkosh...

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/8653861.html

ImMoreBetter
07-23-2007, 10:49 PM
If this is an authentic photograph, there may have been bombers painted as such.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/albums/British/b_24_in_raf_service_23_03_05.jpg

berg417448
07-23-2007, 11:07 PM
The Collings Foundation B-24 was supposed to be in Illinois right now according to their schedule. Close to you?

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/tour_b-24j.htm

T_O_A_D
07-24-2007, 07:28 AM
Thats the paint job for sure, But it was too far away for me to identify the roundels.


Originally posted by ImMoreBetter:
If this is an authentic photograph, there may have been bombers painted as such.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/albums/British/b_24_in_raf_service_23_03_05.jpg

ploughman
07-24-2007, 08:28 AM
It might be this one, a B-24 A that was originally for the RAF but never made it over the pond as it crashed on landing in Canada, formerly known as Diamond Lil, now bedecked as CAF's OL 927.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/OL927.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/495299839_389439321e.jpg?v=0

more here. (http://www.cafb29b24.org/gallery_b24.php)

T_O_A_D
07-24-2007, 06:59 PM
Thanks Ploughman

Still wanting to find out for sure, I've not had a chance to go over to the airport yeat and do any real inquiries,just yet either.

Do you know this aircraft's "N" number?

I'm not getting the images at that page for some reason.

It's just about had to be her though, just checked her schedule and she is at Oshkosh this week.

Enforcer572005
07-24-2007, 08:49 PM
Holy cow! that's Daimond lil now? I photographed that plane so many times in the 80s and 90s. I see they actually have the original A model tail gun position now. I had no idea. You got any more shots of the tail position? Nice shots.

T_O_A_D
07-24-2007, 09:16 PM
I'd love to see your vintage photo's Enforcer.

ploughman
07-25-2007, 02:33 AM
N24927 was Diamond Lil's number, seems she got a paint job in May and is now "Ol 927" which is a reference to her serial number.

The plane's details are B-24A-CO 40-2366, ex RAF Liberator B I AM927, "Ol 927" and is part of the Commerative Air Force's stable.

I hadn't noticed but her civilian registration is N24927, N B 24 AM927. Neat.

Enforcer, if you go here (http://www.cafb29b24.org/) and navigate to Ol 927's gallery page you can just make out the tail gunner's position in the 2nd photo.

T_O_A_D
07-30-2007, 03:01 PM
A shameless Bump, hoping one of you did make it to the show, and took some pictures.

faustnik
07-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Surly went Toad. Here are some pics:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8851094875