Remarks: The IAF B-24 Liberators were originally US Airforce and Army aircrafts but had been abandoned by the USAF at Kanpur after WWII , After which IAF overhauled these birds and flew them for quite some time!
Remarks: Built as 44-44272 for US Army Air Force. Other serials worn with Royal Air Force: KH 401 and Indian Air Force: HE 771. The name "Joe" comes from this aircraft's role in a movie regarding the Kennedy family.
Remarks: Real B-24J with 44-10395 cn was made in Fort Worth in Texas and gave to RAF in Lend-Lease act. Squadron registration is GR-S. This is 1:1 scale replica of B-24J GR-S which was shot down in southern Poland.
Whole crew of this plane were Poles. Unfortunatelly, at their 7th ride with goods and weapons for fighting Poles in Warsaw Uprising, in 14th of August, Luftwaffe fighters got that plane. All crew members died. RIP.
Division was being stationed in Sardinia, Italy.
Remarks: Located at Truscott Airport in the far North of Western Australia. This amazing place is surrounded by WWII history. This aircraft crashed here 20th May 1945 after being overloaded. The crash killed the crew of 11. Here one of the engines and the rear gun turret still remain among the wreckage. [Pentax K10D]