Aviationby Paul Wollman
WWII AAF B-24D Consolidated Bomber Poster
'Follow Me' Consolidated B-24D BomberWar weary bombers like this Liberator of the 491st Bomb Group stationed at North Pikenham, England were stripped of their armaments and painted bright colors with wild designs. They were re-assigned to lead bomber groups into the right order and formation for their missions. Once the group was on the correct course, the lead ship would break away from the group and return to base. Each bomber group had its own assembly plane (as they were officially called). They were formed to prevent navigation accidents that occurred in the early days of the 8th Army Air Force.