B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia 

 

The B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia (BLMA) is a memorial dedicated to the B-24 Liberator aircraft that fought in the South West Pacific during World War II. The B-24 Liberator (the Liberator) was an American heavy bomber aircraft that played a vital role in World War II. The Liberator formed the primary offensive weapon of the Eighth Air Force in the strategic bombing campaign against Germany.

The Moving Memorial or B-24 Liberator Memorial in Werribee, Victoria, is a large art installation that commemorates Australian servicemen and women who served with the Royal Australian Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

It is a war memorial in the suburb of Westleigh in the City of Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The memorial commemorates the American airmen who were killed while flying out of RAAF Station Bradfield Park during World War II. The memorial is located on the banks of the Lane Cove River and was unveiled by the United States Ambassador to Australia on 30 April 1996.

The B-24 Liberator Memorial is located in the Carlton Gardens, directly opposite the Royal Exhibition Building, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia. It is a memorial to the 102 airmen of the US Army Air Forces, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Air Force who died in and around Melbourne and whose bodies were not recovered. The memorial was designed by the Danish sculptor, Thorvald Niss, who was a prisoner-of-war on the Thai-Burma Railway.

This memorial is dedicated to the thousands of Australian men and women who worked on the production of the B-24 Liberator bomber at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation factory at Fishermen’s Bend, Melbourne, during World War II. The B-24 Liberator was one of the aircraft produced under licence in Australia during World War II. The CAC-built B-24s were known as the “Liberator Australian II”.

The Memorial commemorates the members of United States Army Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps who lost their lives in training and operational accidents in and around the Western District in World War II. The Memorial bears the names of those who died in service and is dedicated to the memory of all those who served in this theatre of war.

The B-24 was one of the main aircraft in World War II. The American B-24 Liberator Memorial was unveiled by the then President of the United States of America, Lyndon B Johnson on the 11 December 1968. The unveiling was conducted by the then Governor of Victoria, Henry Winneke.

Battery of B-24 Liberator Memorial is a war memorial located in the grounds of the HMAS Cerberus army base in Werribee, Victoria. The memorial commemorates the Australian servicemen who died in the Second World War while on active service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF). The memorial was designed by the sculptor, Paul Day, and constructed from local bluestone by prisoners of war held at the Berrima Camp. It was unveiled on 3 May 1988 by the Governor General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen.

The interior of a B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia was built in the United States, shipped to Australia and then used to transport ammunition. The aircraft was written off after it was bombed by the Japanese. Many nearby residents witnessed the crash and rushed to the scene to dig out the three-man crew.

The memorial is one of only four memorials dedicated to American personnel outside the United States. It also commemorates the deaths of the pilot and seven other members of the crew, whose bodies were unable to be recovered from the crash site, and honours the contribution of the airmen in the allied victory.