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Consolidated B-24D Liberators Under Repair At Ogden Air Depot

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Consolidated B-24D Liberator Bombers are repaired at the Ogden Air Depot at Hill Army Air Field. Ogden was charged with repairing combat and training damage to aircraft including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (starting in April 1942), B-24, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, North American P-61 Black Widow, and Douglas A-20 Havoc. Women‘s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) and United States Army Air Force and civilian male pilots would ferry the damaged aircraft from receiving centers on both coasts to Ogden, where major reconstruction took place around the clock. Ferrying was dangerous and tiring work, and many pilots were injured or killed when the planes broke up in the air, on takeoff or landing. This large assembly line repair for the B-24s started in February 1943. These war-weary aircraft are receiving new engines and other modifications. Recently, Hill Air Force Base acquired a B-24 for restoration for its museum.
Image Filename wwii0022.jpg
Image Size 171.99 KB
Image Dimensions 500 x 350
Photographer Unknown
Photographer Title United States Army Signal Corps
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed February 01, 1943
Location Ogden Air Depot
City Hill Army Air Field
State or Province Utah
Country United States
Archive United States Air Force
Record Number Heritage Museum
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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