A piece of aviation history burned up last week in an Illinois cornfield. The Liberty Belle was a restored World War II bomber that visited our airport in August of last year. Below are some photographs of the plane during its Springfield visit. Read about the emergency landing and fire from the Chicago Tribune.
Liberty Belle at Springfield-Branson National Airport.
Art Deco design with Varga inspired femininity.
Four .50 caliber machine guns protruded from the nose.
.50 caliber waist gun.
Seen from the rear.