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This Day in Aviation History
September 7th, 1942
First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator (Consolidated Model 34).
The B-32 was a heavy bomber made for United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and had the distinction of being the last Allied aircraft to be engaged in combat during World War II. It was developed in parallel with the Boeing B-29 Superfortress as a fallback design should the Superfortress prove unsuccessful. It only reached units in the Pacific during mid-1945, and subsequently only saw limited combat operations against Japanese targets before the end of the war. Most of the extant orders of the B-32 were cancelled shortly thereafter and only 118 B-32s of all types were built.
Wikipedia, Consolidated B-32 Dominator: http://bit.ly/1uFfWFx
YouTube, Consolidated B-32 Dominator (1945): http://bit.ly/1ucsYft
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