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LB-30 - Longrange Bomber
The LB-30 was a British designation for the 4-engine bomber design they bought from Consolidated. The distinguishing feature was in the engine cowlings - the LB-30 cowlings were conventional round configuration lacking the airscoops on both sides which characterized the B-24 design. Consolidated reworked the LB-30 into the B-24. "B-24" is an official US Army designation, "LB-30" is a manufacturer's / buyers designation.
The Liberator operated by the group formerly known as the Confederate Air Force is a LB-30 which was further modified into a transport.
4 LB-30s led by MGEN Clarence Tinker staged tgrough Midway for an attack on Wake. Think they arrived 6 June, as the mission was flown on the 7th, and Tinker's plane disappeared near Midway.
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