Restoring Australia's only surviving B-24 Liberator long range heavy bomber.
For an inspirational insight into the production of the aircraft, copy and paste the following URL: xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/15654030/1604819366/name/bomber_plant.wmv
And, the following video gives you a glimpse into how a B24 is being restored, to its original condition, in a WWII hangar right here in Australia.
DAKOTA A65-61 VH-CUT – RAAF C47 MEDICAL TRANSPORT PLANE, WW2.
Seeking information from veterans who were on Morotai or Biak on the 18th September 1945 concerning the take-off and search for the RAAF medical transport Dakota A65-61 – and information/photos of any of the personnel who died on this flight:
(RAAF) WO Jack Hunter, WO Albert Hughes, WO Eric Wilkinson, Flt Sgt Keith Wiles, Flt Sgt Allan Sawrey, FO Noel Stibbard, WO Allan Campbell, LAC Bill Dunderdale, Sgt Frank Blackmore, Sister Marie Craig. (Army) Lt Alun Jones, Pte Laurie Coombe, Pte Keith Bowden, Pte Donald Smith, Pte James Tindall, Gnr Trevor Eiszele, Pte John Matthews, Corporal George Welch, Tpr George Duffy, Pte John McAlorum, Tpr Fred Ireland, Pte Merv Ford, Pte Ian Ray, Spr James McDougall, Pte Ian McDowall, Pte Trevor Jorgensen, Tpr Ron Mathiesen, Sgt Arthur Hyde and Pte Len Oakley.
For a book dedicated to their memory. Contact Marilyn Campbell, 0400 084 578 or email@example.com or PO Box 1103, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
You are invited to call in and see the great restoration work being carried out on the B-24 Liberator by the many volunteers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm.
Admission is only a $5 donation per person. And there is no charge for visitors under 16 years of age.
The restoration hangar is located on the corner of Princes Hwy and Farm Rd in Werribee. (Melways ref 205 F10)
Next Engine Run
P&W 1830 radial engine will be run on Sunday, 2nd March at the Restoration Hangar at 11am.
Entry to hangar $5; attendance at engine run an extra $5
Group Visits in 2014
We are already taking bookings from groups wanting to come to the hangar for a visit. Many of them are prepared to pay the extra cost to have an engine run.
Remember, if you are a member of a group wanting an interesting venue to visit we are happy to host such events. Contact the Secretary on 03 97340094 if you are interested in making a booking.
Entry is $5. Optional extras include: morning or afternoon tea for $3; an engine run for $5. This amounts to only $13 per person (maximum) for the visit.
Another option is a sausage sizzle. Please contact the Secretary for a quote.
One of our current Website Spotlights is on our new section called, "Newsletters". Every two months another newsletter will be published. It is a great way to keep up to date on all the restoration developments. To view our newsletters, click here.
Also, we have extended our range of shop products to include an incredible assortment of Australian books, maps and DVDs; including an impressive collection of aviation and military books. For more information, click here.
It’s that time of year again. It is membership renewal time! We rely heavily on fees to keep the restoration work going; so please consider signing up for membership for this financial year. Besides, our regular newsletter will keep you up with the latest developments and you will be helping to keep the Fund financial. Please join now.
Please send the completed form to the address at the bottom of the application.
Make the cheque/money order payable to: "B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Fund'".