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Douglas A/B-26 Invader

The Dan Jackson collection














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Regarding the photos included in this section, Dan Jackson wrote,

I though you might be interested in these photographs that I found in my Dad's collection. He worked for Superior Oil for 38 years and was the radio operator on this aircraft. He rode in the Plexiglas nose cone and helped raise and lower the magnetometer that Superior used for locating ore beds. The instrument was raised and lowered from outside the bomb bay doors. My Dad is in the middle and I am trying to find out who the other 2 people are.

Also included are close ups of the magnetometer, and the hand crank used to raise and lower the instrument. The guys complained enough eventually to get an electric motor to run the crank.

I also found what appears to be sales photos from Consolidated when they were trying to sell converted B24s as corporate aircraft.
These photos are labeled N16804, N16798,and N16799. They are also labeled Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. Lindbergh Field, San Diego California

Dan Jackson, Calhan Colorado.

 

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The guy in the middle is Dan's father, Warren Jackson and one of the others could possibly be Johnny Erwin.

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Serial #: 44-35952
Construction #: 29231
Civil Registration:
  N67166
  N1S

 N4984N/U

Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
  Le Tourneau B-26
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info:

 

History:
Ex Virginia Air National Guard

Charles H Babb, had special radar pod installed under port wing to detect oil deposits and later fitted with magnetometer under belly.

Superior oil Co.

 
 
 
Some more rare and unusual shots from Dan Jackson

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Above, Dan's father standing in front of a Superior Oil Invader

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Above, These F4's were photographed at the National Air Races in Cleveland Ohio 1946.































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