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Consolidated B-24 Liberator (N224J)


I found pages of this one in the FA gallery, so I wasn't going to post any of my snaps of it ... until I realized that just one other shot of the already-posted photos shows the mains coming up to be tucked away into the wells. So, since this click is a clear capture of the main gear coming up as N224J (44-44052) prop claws into a clear blue Nevada sky, I figured the pic was unique enough to share.
N224J, originally 44-44052, is a B24J Liberator painted as a B24H named "Witchcraft." N224J is the only "J" model that still flies. It is one of several Collings Foundation warbirds that tour the country each year. This year, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a small group of photogs who accompanied them thru three stops of their June schedule ... from here at KMEV (Minden-Tahoe) to KRTS (Reno Stead) and then over to KMCC (McClellan).


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Dave Sheehy
Glad you decided to share-5 stars!
Yvon Dionne
Wow awesome!!
yes Gary work , beautiful photo -
Besides the gear, I notice that the ball turret is in the retracted position.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Dave, Yvon, and Mathias ... My Thanks to each of you. I know that "belly" shots usually aren't of much interest to anyone except myself, but I thought that this scene of the tread being put to bed might be something others would enjoy seeing. Thanks for letting me know you liked it.
Skyhawkrg, your mention of the ball turret being retracted brings to my mind the pure guts it took for a man to be a ball turret gunner during the war. Hanging below the plane, looking straight down. And also knowing that any type of electrical / hydraulic system failure could leave me stuck inside as the aircraft came in for a landing. I think I could have manned any of the other gun positions, but I doubt I could have been a ball turret gunner.
Jim Metzger
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
TYVM, Jim. I appreciate the compliment.
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