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Saturday, May 2, 2009

SB-24 Radar Equipped Snoopers

Check it out... the SB-24 was a radar equipped "Snooper" aircraft long before it was a speedlight!

SB-24 Radar Equipped ‘Snoopers’
Radar equipped Liberator, with an extra crew member to serve as radar operator. In the Pacific, they are used for low-level attacks and shipping strikes at night, and for pathfinder operations. the 13th AF activated the 868th ‘Snooper Squadron’ flying SB-24 on January 1, 1944. The 5th Air Force activated the 43rd BG, 64th BS as a ‘Super Snoopers’.

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