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Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Dragon And His Tail

The Only Flying Liberator in the World Today

 

—Consolidated B-24J Liberator —

 
The Dragon and his Tail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 22, 2002
1. The Dragon and his Tail Marker
Inscription. Specifications:
Wingspan: 110 feet
Length: 67 ft. 7 5/8 inches
Height: 18 feet
Max Weight 65,000 pounds
Empty Weight 36,500 pounds
Bomb Load 8,000 to 10,000 pounds average
16 500 pound bombs 4 2000 pound bombs
Armament Ten 50 Caliber Machine Guns
Crew Ten
Power Plant Four 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney
R-1830 65 Engines
14 Cylinders
Turbo Charged & Super Charged
Performance: Max Speed 290 mph • Service Ceiling 26,000 feet
Cruise 180 mph • Max Range 3000 miles
 
Location. 26° 35.154′ N, 81° 52.031′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fowler Street and North Airport Road. Click for map. This marker is located in Page Air Field. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5200 Captain Channing Page Drive, Fort Myers FL 33907, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Alva Edison (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mina Miller Edison (approx. 3.4 miles away); Edison Heritage Garden (approx. 3.4 miles away); Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) (approx. 3.4 miles away); Inside the Ford Home
The Dragon and his Tail image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 22, 2002
2. The Dragon and his Tail
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Edison’s “Florida Paradise” (approx. 3.5 miles away); Clara Ford’s Michigan Rose Garden (approx. 3.5 miles away); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Myers.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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