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Consolidated C-87 Liberator aircraft (cargo variant of the B-24) taking off on a training flight in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1942.

The world's largest battleship, Yamato. On this day in 1945 the Japanese battleship Yamato was sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.

centreforaviation: B-24D Liberator “Chug-A-Lug” of the 308th Bomb Squadron ready for take-off from the Kunming Airfield, Kunming, China, Summer 1943.