Consolidated B-24J Liberator
@Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, CA
Waist gunner positions were often the most deadly crew positions, no armor plating and only a thin sheet of aluminum to annoy the incoming bullets. Moffett Field is a regular stopover for the Collings Foundation’s annual “Wings of Freedom” tour with their B-17, B-24, B-25 and TP-51 warbirds. This B-24 is the world’s only fully restored and flying B-24J Liberator. Delivered in 1944, it was transferred to the Royal Air Force and supported Pacific theater bombing and anti-shipping operations before being abandoned in India at the end of the war, only to be restored by the Indian Air Force and used until 1968. Nikon D7100 w/80-400mm, processed with Photomatix Pro and Aperture.