Douglas A/B-26 Invader

The Mark Nankivil collection

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Mark Nankivil sent in these photos and wrote,

The A-26/B-26 Invader was flown by our local Missouri Air National Guard (110th Fighter Squadron/131st Tactical Fighter Wing) from

1952-1957 out of Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri. Presently flying the F-15C Eagle, they are being BRAC'd out of the flying business and will see their last two F-15s fly out in June, 2009. Some of the unit are now part of the 131st Bomb Wing which is an Associate Wing of the 509th Bomb Wing.

I have been scanning slides, negatives and prints from a number of sources and have managed to find a number of B-26 images with the 131st. I've attached those along with one photograph showing LAANG Invaders over what appears to be New Orleans. I have not found a specific reference to the MOANG being called the 110th BS, only the 110th FS though that does not necessarily make sense. You'll have to revise your operational units as you see fit.

I hope you can use these photos. Please credit them as Fred Harl via Mark Nankivil if you do.


Mark Nankivil

St. Louis, Missouri

US of A