Seen these before? Beautiful Original WWII Color Images of Warbirds

Consolidated C-87-CF Liberator Express 41-11674, flown by American Airlines crews under ATC contract. A number of C-87s were used on North and South Atlantic routes, and some on the infamous Hump route between India and China, that supplied Chinese forces fighting the Japanese.

We found some amazing color photographs of aircraft in World War II. They were all taken in 1942 and recently released by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.


North American’s P-51 Mustang Fighter is in service with Britain’s Royal Air Force, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.


Consolidated PBY patrol bomber.


Working on a Consolidated PBY at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Fueling a Consolidated PBY at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.


A Consolidated PBY at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Aviation cadet in training in a vought OS2U Kingfisher at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Aviation cadet at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.


A giant of the skyways poised for flight, Langley Field, Virginia. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff.


One of America’s new warships of the air, a mighty YB-17 bomber, is pulled up at a bombardment squadron hangar, Langley Field, Va. It is set to taxi out to a runway and take off on a mission.


Sailor mechanic fuelling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.


P-51 (“Mustang”) fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, California.

Continues on Page 2