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by John Preston,Steve Birdsall

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Author:
John Preston,Steve Birdsall
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978-0385038706
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0385038704
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Doubleday; 1st edition (1973)
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Log of the Liberators book. He flew several airborne missions including one in the A-1 Skyraider, about which he later wrote an illustrated history. He should not be confused with American travel writer Stephen S. Birdsall. Books by Steve Birdsall.

Steve Birdsall (born 1944) of Sydney, Australia, is an aviation writer who has authored many articles and books since the 1960s. His wife is Sandra Birdsall. Birdsall toured briefly in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, as a correspondent for an Australian magazine

Story of one of the most famous heavy bombers of WW II, the Consolidated B-24 'Liberator'.

Story of one of the most famous heavy bombers of WW II, the Consolidated B-24 'Liberator'. Light edge wear to dj. Text clean. Though less gloriously remembered than the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator bomber played perhaps an even greater role in the Allied victory in WorId War II Flown by the Army Air Force in every theater of operations, the B-24 became the workhorse heavy bomber of the global conflict despite the ugly duckling reputation given it by its detractors. This is the illustrated history of that rugged aircraft which eventually saw service in the air forces of Australia, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Holland and South Africa besides the USA.

Log of the Liberators: An Illustrated History of the B-24. by Steve Birdsall, John Preston.

The illustrated combat record of the B-24 Liberator and of the men and units that flew them in the Second World Wa. As the son of a B-24 Liberator pilot, my dad and I both have gotten a great deal of enjoyment from this book. A true piece of history.

The illustrated combat record of the B-24 Liberator and of the men and units that flew them in the Second World War. With over 250 photographs and full color. Great history of one of the planes that turned the tide. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. I remember reading through this book as a teen, having checked it out numerous times from the library. I was interested in all things WWII. I still hold that interest, and when I was able to get my hands on a copy of my own, I gladly sent off my money.

Log of the Liberators An Illustrated History of the B-24. Author: Steve Birdsall. ISBN-10: 0-385-03870-4. We are aware of 10 similar reference publications related to "Consolidated B-24 Liberator". Consolidated B-24 Liberator. WarbirdTECH Nr. 1. Johnsen, Frederick A. 1996. Detail & Scale Nr. 64.

BIRDSALL, STEVE (Author) LOG OF THE LIBERATORS (Author) Doubleday (Publisher). In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry. Imperial War Museums home Connect with IWM.

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Log of the Liberators: An Illustrated history of the B-24, ISBN 978-0-385-03870-6 (June 1973 hardcover)

Log of the Liberators: An Illustrated history of the B-24, ISBN 978-0-385-03870-6 (June 1973 hardcover). Hells Angels, Challenge Publishing Co. Flying Buccaneers: The Illustrated Story of Kenney's Fifth Air Force, ISBN 978-0-385-03218-6 (January 1977). B-17 Flying Fortress, TAB Books, ISBN 978-0-8168-5646-6 (May 1979). B-24 in Action, ISBN 978-0-89747-02 (October 1979). Saga of the Superfortress: The Dramatic Story of the B-29 and the Twentieth Air Force, ISBN 978-0-385-13668-6 (October 1980 hardcover).

Though less gloriously remembered than the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator bomber played perhaps an even greater role in the Allied victory in WorId War II Flown by the Army Air Force in every theater of operations, the B-24 became the workhorse heavy bomber of the global conflict despite the ugly duckling reputation given it by its detractors. This is the illustrated history of that rugged aircraft which eventually saw service in the air forces of Australia, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Holland and South Africa besides the USA. Between its first production in 1939 and the close of the war in 1945 over 18,000 of the B-24's and the Navy equivalents, the Privateers, flew on combat missions that earned them a permanent place in the annals of military history. From the blackened skies above Ploesti to the crumbling defenses of the Japanese homeland, from the arid deserts of Africa to the endless water of the Pacific, the Liberators seemed to be everywhere the action was. Described here, the record of their performance in those different campaigns is a fitting tribute to the heroic airmen who flew them, bringing destruction to the enemy's warmaking capacity frequently at the cost of their own lives. But the story of the B-24's does not end with planes and crews, and the book also acknowledges the contributions of the literally millions of men and women who were involved in building and maintaining the Liberators throughout their long career. Highlighting the story are over 250 black-and-white combat photographs and four pages of full-color paintings by the noted aviation artist, John Preston, illustrating B-24's in combat markings and camouflage as well as the different units that manned them. In addition, an appendix of Liberator Production Number Lists and Specifications, an Aircraft Index and a General Index, and a list of veterans interviewed by the author make this an unmatched combat log of the most versatile bomber of World War II.
  • I can't believe I forgot to write a review about this book as others have done. No, not being funny, it is that this book is so well written, one thinks they are on Saipan taking off in a B-24 for a bombing mission over Truk or any other island, the Japanese were located on. That is how well this book is written. It is that good. Depending on which bomber a crew was introduce too, was where the love for that particular aircraft came from. Plus the brainwashing by war correspondents.

    I can't think of one movie made about the B-24 but I can of the B-17. It was the most aircraft frame in the world, it is sad that people tend to think of B-17's as the workhorse. More was done with the 24, than all of the other aircraft. Besides, it carried heavier loads (B-24C 8,800 lbs; B-24G 12,800; B-24J 8000lbs) with a combat range of 2,100; 1,700; 1,700 between the 3 models. The first Bomber to reach the magical number of 25, wasn't the Memphis Belle, it was a B-24 named "Hot Stuff", 3 months earlier. The 2nd bomber to hit "25" was actually a B-17 named "Hells Angels". Memphis Belle was the 3rd. Yet, history being the fickle finger of faith it is, just like the B-24, has been forgotten. The book goes back and forth with stories about the crews and the bomber it's self. It covers all the theaters of operation, including Alaska. And the production models. Another little silly tidbit of nostalgia - the B-24 has the distinction of being the first aircraft destroyed at the beginning of WWII (Pearl Harbor).

  • What an awesome book! If you want to know what it was like to pilot these planes, or what the war was like from the men who fought it were, this is a must have book for any WWII history buff.

  • I remember reading through this book as a teen, having checked it out numerous times from the library. I was interested in all things WWII. I still hold that interest, and when I was able to get my hands on a copy of my own, I gladly sent off my money. The text explains the value of the B-24 and it's myriad of contributions to the war effort. This truly was the workhorse of the American bombing effort, though the B-17 was a more attractive plane to look at, and therefore gets all the press. There are hundreds of excellent photographs, which help to place you in the midst of the action on all fronts, from Africa to Europe to the Pacific. This book is a must for any WWII buff.

  • Excellent research material but not complete. A lot of my pilots and crew are not listed. The book itself came on time and in good shape. The seller is excellent.

  • This book was like new, and the stories were wonderful. I found a story about a family member shot down and became a pow. He made it back home at the end of the war' great reading.

  • Great book, center piece of my collection

  • great book

  • This is a very informative book on the career of the B-24s during WWII. It has many pictures showing actual missions and color pictures detailing the different color schemes used. Although it reads more like a text book it is very entertaining to read. Anyone looking to learn more about the awesome B-24's and the men who flew them should get this book!