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John Cairns

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Initially flew with 254 Squadron - flying Blenheims – having completed his trained as an observer in 1940. Finding flying coastal and convoy patrols tedious he answered a request for volunteers for ‘special duties’. Was sent for training as a navigator on night fighters. In June 1942 joined 85 Squadron who were equipped with Havocs. During his…

Consolidated B-24M

The -M model was the last production version in the B-24 series. It was essentially an -L model with some additional weight saving…

Consolidated B-24L

The B-24L was modified from the basic B-24J design to try and reduce the overall aircraft weight. The ball turret was replaced by a pair of…

Consolidated B-24J

The B-24J was very similar to the B-24H. Because of shortages of Emerson nose turrets, Consolidated re-engineered the basic Liberator…

Consolidated B-24H

The B-24H was the result of a design effort to improve the defensive firepower of the basic B-24D design. Combat experience showed even the…