B-24L Liberator Instrument Panel
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This WWII-era B-24L Liberator instrument panel resides in the collection of a good friend in New Zealand.
According to its owner:
"This one really was the first panel I ever collected, at the former RAAF Station Tocumwal, NSW, in 1961. The aircraft was built as 44-41612 and Lend-Leased to the RAAF as A72-116. It spent its service life with 7 Operational Training Unit based at Tocumwal in southern New South Wales, and ultimately was scrapped there after the war. Of the 105 B-24s that served with 7 OTU in its 25 months of existence, only two aircraft were lost in accidents and only two airmen, the co-pilot and flight engineer of A72-112, died in those losses -- an exceptionally good record for a heavy bomber training unit. (Refer to "Australia's Liberators" printed by Red Roo Models in 2009)."