I'd like to surprise my neighbor with a model of the B-24 he flew in as a waist
gunner in the ETO. His wife has stolen some pictures from his album, so here's
what I can deduce from some heavily censored B+W photos:
-Based near Spinazola, Italy, around mid-1944
-A/C is in bare metal finish
-In one shot, a buzz number of 145 is visible below and forward of the***pit
-One heavily censored in-flight photo shows 4 turrents (nose, tail, belly, top)
plus two waist guns. Just aft of the waist gunner position I can see the
beginnings of what appears to be a black square with a white "Y", "V", or "W"
-Star and Bar are blue and white, blue outline on bar.
- There is some sort of insignia on the upper vertical tails, and it is
censored with a large black square. Lower half of vertical tails appear to be
painted black; there is a light vertical bar (like an "I") centered in the
-ADF football visible atop fuselage, just aft of wing trailing edge.
-I realize that I may be looking at a collage of photos of more than one B-24.
By now it should be paiinfully obvious that I'm not a Liberator expert. If
anyone can point me towards a better definintion of the version and markings,
I'd appreciate it. I'll try to coerce the Unit and AF numbers out of him in
Please respond via email if you can help, and thanks in advance.