Martin B26 Marauder

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    The guys were inventfully, humourfully smart in naming their aircraft, who wouldnt want to fly in a ship called "Mister Period Twice"

    (coded SS-T B-26B-4 Marauder sn 41-17995 451st BS, 322nd BG, 9th AF Originally named "Tondelayo".)

    b26_19_Mister Period Twice (coded SS-T).jpg
     
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    Good shot! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    NASM-MAC-049884.jpg

    Left side view of the nose of the B-26 Marauder "Pisto Packing Mama" parked at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Baltimore, Maryland; November 23, 1943. Lt. Dale Kbrchee looks at the insignia on the nose.

    Found on the SMITHSONIAN website
     
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    Left side view of B-26 Marauder "Wild Willie II" parked at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Baltimore, Maryland; November 19, 1943.

    Found on the SMITHSONIAN website. Listed as Mart XB-26E Marauder (Model 179E)
     
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    great pictures
     
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    Top stuff Jim. :D
     
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    Yeah. Never saw a gunship version of the Marauder before. What do you think the big ones are? 37 mm?
     
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    #10 Greg Boeser, Aug 9, 2016
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    73rd Bomb Squadron, 28th Composite Group, 11th AF, flying in the Aleutians, field modified at least one B-26 (#40-1558) by mounting two 20mm cannon and two .50 cals in the nose. This was done in late 1942. Such an aircraft was used in the attack on the Cheribon Maru, caught in Holtz Bay, Attu, by four B-26s and four P-38s, on 26 Nov 1942. Bombing and strafing resulted in the ship sinking with 21 crew killed.

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    John Pletcher crew, Adak, Alaska, 28 October 1942
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Does anyone have any pictures of this B-26 modification?
     
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    #15 Greg Boeser, Aug 26, 2016
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