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Martin B-26 Marauder
By Frederick A. Johnsen

The 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

This 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)

This memoir begins with Captain Rehr’s arrival in pre-invasion England in May 1944 and ends with the completion of Major Rehr’s 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 Rehr’s 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 events outlined.
 

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