Photos of B-24 Liberator Nose Art

B-24 Liberator "Night Mission" nose art
Nose art on B-24 Liberator "Night Mission"

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was a 4-engine, twin-tail heavy bomber designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego. Its first flight was on December 29, 1939, and it began service in 1941.

The B-24's spacious, slab-sided fuselage was built around a central bomb bay with two compartments that could accommodate up to 8,000 pounds of ordnance each. The B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles due to its large payload and long range.

Nose art was found on many models of the B-24 Liberator.

We have visited a number of aviation galleries, museums, air parks, and air shows nationwide, and include below some highlights of the excellent aircraft nose art we've had the privilege to photograph.

These facilities feature excellent collections of restored aircraft and nose art.

B-24 Airplane Nose Art Photographs from World War II

B-24 Liberator "Net Results" nose art
B-24 Liberator "Net Results" nose art
Nose art on B-24 Liberator "Mabel's Labels" ... "Gimme a Great Big Smile!"
engines removed and awaiting the guillotine and smelter as reported in LIFE
B-24 Liberator "Mabel's Labels" ... "Gimme a Great Big Smile!" engines removed and awaiting the smelter

 

 

Nose art on the B-24 Liberator "Gambler's Luck" at Kingman Army Air Field in Arizona
B-24 Liberator "Gambler's Luck" awaiting the furnace at Kingman Army Air Field in Arizona
Nose art painted on Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Solid Comfort" at Kingman Army Air Field
Nose art painted on Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Solid Comfort" at Kingman Army Air Field
Nose art on the B-24 Liberator "Windy City Kitty" ... "It's Up to You" ...
in the Arizona desert after WWII at Kingman AAF
B-24 Liberator "Windy City Kitty" ... "It's Up to You" ... awaits an appointment with the smelter in the Arizona desert after WWII at Kingman AAF
B-24 Liberator "Virgin Abroad" nose art, after WWII at Kingman AAF
B-24 Liberator "Virgin Abroad" nose art, after WWII at Kingman AAF
B-24 Liberator "Night Mission" nose art
B-24 Liberator "Night Mission" nose art


Nose Art on Current Day B-24 Liberators

Nose art on the Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" on the Wings of Freedom Tour in Tyler, Texas
Consolidated B-24 "Witchcraft" Liberator on the Wings of Freedom Tour in Tyler, Texas
Nose art on the Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Bungay Buckaroo" S/N 44-44175 flown by the 446th Bomb Group based in Bungay, England. On display at Pima Air & Space in Arizona
Nose art on the Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Bungay Buckaroo" S/N 44-44175 flown by the 446th Bomb Group based in Bungay, England
Nose art on B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Nose art on B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch"
Nose art on B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil" of the Commemorative Air Force
Nose art on B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil" of the Commemorative Air Force