NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

"N12905"

LB

-

30

B

-

~

-

~

N12905

~

~

~

~

~

00-1 N/A

Color Image

Info Contributor - Robert Livingstone
Renumbered from "AM927" to "NL24927" to "N1503" to “XC-CAY” to “N12905” to “N24927”
Restored by CAF as DIAMOND LIL and subsequently after a major re-work towards original configuration as an LB-30B/B-24A, as OL 927.

Research Team Comments: One of 20 B-24As originally ordered by AAF but diverted to the British under a contract by which the AAF B-24As were later replaced by 20 early B-24Ds. Consolidated carried this plane as an LB-30B or "B-24A Conversion" on its records though it had been delivered to the British purchasing commission as a Liberator I in May. Ship was damaged on delivery flight, thus never accepted as a LIB I, the official British designation. This photo would be sometime after mid 1943 and sporting a C-87 type nose hatch. Later modifications in Feb 45 included the addition of the long nose (from an RY-3) replacing the original short nose shown here. AM927 was the only military serial this plane ever had. (It carried various commercial registrations after the war.)

Send e-mail or pics to B-24 Best Web Master along with your questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 1997
B-24 Best Web. Published on Veterans Day 11/11/97. Last modified: May 20, 2019