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Douglas A/B-26 Invader

Experience of flying the B-26 Marauder

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I had an e mail from Michael O'brien ( May 2012 )
 
 
My dad who is still alive at 89 first flew the Martin B-26 in WWII, then was assigned the A-26.
 
I have been trying for a couple of years to get dad the write up his experiences with the A-26 and will keep trying, but in the meantime he wrote about 10 years ago about his experiences flying the Martin B-26, prior to the A-26. I have enclosed his write-up on that and have to add, which is not in it, he said the Tampa base where the B-26 pilots were trained was always refered to as, "One-a-day in Tampa Bay", because of how difficult it was to learn to fly the B-26. I don't know if he still has any pictures but will check.

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