Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bombers, United States


Photograph. Two Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bombers flying in formation as seen from below. Official Caption: "First formation flight of new U.S. Superbombers. This is the first formation flight pictures of the B-32, the U.S. superbomber, now being rolled off the assembly lines at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation plants in the U.S. The long- range, four-engine craft, which will coordinate its attacks with those of B-29 Superfortresses in the bombing of Japanese military and industrial targets, is 83 feet long and its low-drag wing has a span of 135 feet. Able to travel at more than 300 miles an hour, the new bomber has fire power comparable to that of a B-29. A single B-32 does the work of two and one half to three B-24 Liberators. The new sky giant's gross weight of 100,000 pounds with its eight-man crew and load is nearly double that of the Liberator. Photo through U.S.I.S. Rome 43173-FF. Approved by appropriate U.S. authority. (A and C Lists only). United States. No date

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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