Consolidated B-24 over Bastia
An overhead view of a B-24 Liberator during an attack on the port of Bastia, the main German escape route from Corsica.
The bright Mediterranean light has produced sharp shadows on the aircraft, but also obscured the nose details, making it impossible to identify the exact model of aircraft.
B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force, Robert F. Dorr.
The B-24 was most closely associated with the war in the Mediterranean. Although the Fifteenth Air Force only came into existence half way through the North African campaign, Dorr begins by looking at the role played by the B-24 before that date, before moving on to follow the Fifteenth from Africa to Italy, but the main focus is on the strategic bombing campaign waged over much of occupied Europe and southern Germany by the B-24s of the Fifteenth.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (17 September 2008), Consolidated B-24 over Bastia, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_b-24_bastia1.html