The Consolidated B-24 Liberator ended WWII as the most produced heavy bomber in Allied history. It still holds the rank of most produced American military aircraft to date. Often confused for the B-17 flying fortress, this aircraft had greater range and top-end speed, but at a cost. The fuel tank’s placement along the upper fuselage often compromised the safety of the crew during battle. The planes were notorious for catching fire, and crews often complained about the oddly-placed “Davis Wing,” which caused the plane to break apart during crash landing.
The Consolidated Liberator is shown here, flying towards the front, with the support of a prolific naval fleet. The weather, both literally and figuratively, suggests "smooth sailing" from here on out, while the destroyers below add a sense of stability and purpose.