Also known as
B24, Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Interest
Wreck
Popularity
Medium
Qualification
Technical
Shore access
Boat only
Location
35.7900°N 14.5800°E (Approx)
Rating
N/A

Liberator Bomber is a World War II airplane wreck in Malta. Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American four-engine heavy bomber, about 20 m in length with 33 m wingspan. On 6th May 1943 this Liberator 42-40112 was on a mission with five other planes from United States Army Air Force base in Libya to southern Italy, where it was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The bomber developed engine problems and crash landed into the sea off Benghisa Point in southern Malta. Liberator hit the water wheels down, turned completely over and floated upside down. The plane floated for about five minutes, then the tail went down first and the nose was last to submerge. The 10-member crew survived except for one, who was never found. The bomber wreck is now dispersed at about 90 m depth.

For divers interested in airplane wrecks, there are few shallower dive sites in Malta: Bristol Beaufighter, Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Mosquito Fighter Bomber and Lockheed P2V Neptune. These plane wrecks are between 30 and 42 m deep.

More info about Liberator Bomber B24 dive site

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?164221

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