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Martin B-26 Marauder
By Frederick A. Johnsen
Paperback, 100 pages
Published September 2000 by Specialty Press
29th volume in the acclaimed Specialty Press "WarbirdTech" series, Frederick
Johnsen's Martin B-26 Marauder features technical manual excerpts, factory photos
and drawings, combat photos, and combat accounts, making it a very necessary addition to
any personal, professional, academic, and community library aviation history and World War
II military history collection. [From a reader review].
B-26 Marauder Units of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces
("Osprey Combat Aircraft" Series No. 2)
By Jerry Scutts
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1997 by Osprey Publishing
very thoroughly researched book has a little bit of something for everyone interested in
the Martin B-26 Marauder. Details of the machines and markings plus narratives from the
men who flew them in combat. Insightful and accurate treatment of the myths surrounding
the airplane, its setbacks and final vindication as an excellent weapon. Contains many
black and white photographs (most not seen before), three-view line drawings, color
profiles of aircraft markings, flight gear portraits of the crews, and excellent text.
There are other excellent B-26 books in print, but you won't find a richer Marauder
resource at a better price anywhere. [From a reader review.]
Marauder: Memoir of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II
By Louis S. Rehr and Carleton R. Rehr (Contributor)
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published December 2003 by McFarland and Company
This memoir begins with Captain Rehrs arrival in pre-invasion England
in May 1944 and ends with the completion of Major Rehrs aircraft disarmament duties
in postwar Germany in July 1945. Rehr, a squadron commander with the 323rd Bombardment
Group, earned 12 air medals, five battle stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the
Croix de Guerre with Silver Star. He describes his experiences, including five
night-bombing missions he volunteered to fly in 1944 and accounts of attacks by Me-262
jets in late April of 1945.
This memoir is the result of forty years of research on
the combat history of the B-26, contributions from comrades, an extensive collection of
rare photographs, artifacts including newspaper articles and letters, and all military
records and documents relating to Rehrs part in World War II. One appendix describes
where readers can find images and restorations of the B-26. A second gives brief
follow-ups on the men described in the narrative, often with their remembrances of the
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