Flying the B 26 Marauder Over Europe

Flying the B 26 Marauder Over Europe

The generous Army Air Corps soon found us another plane — a B-26G (serial number absent from all my records) and we began test flights and familiarization with the new Marauder. It had increased wing incidence of 3% degrees and several ...

Author: Carl H. Moore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786473571

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

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"Included are the author's experiences with the B-26 Marauder, history of the development of the plane, war experiences, journal entries created after each of 50 combat missions (target, date, crew members, their emotions, action narrative), design and construction, as well as a description of the B-26 reconstructed by the Confederate (now: Commemorative) Air Force"--Provided by publisher.
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Martin B 26 Marauder

Martin B 26 Marauder

Birdsall, Steve & Greer, Don, B-26 MARAUDER in action, Squadron/Signal Publications (1981) Freeman, Roger A., B-26 ... Frederick A., Martin B-26 Marauder, Specialty Press (2000) Moore, Carl H., Flying the B-26 Marauder over Europe, ...

Author: Martyn Chorlton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780966076

Category: History

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One of the most underrated medium bombers of the Second World War, the Martin B-26 Marauder never fully managed to shake off an underserved early reputation as a dangerous aircraft to fly. Deemed superior to all other designs on the table at the time, almost a 1,000 had been ordered before the aircraft first took to the air November 1940. From late 1941 the first B-26s became operational in the Pacific, followed by the Mediterranean, but it is in the European theatre that the type was most prolific. It was particularly during the Normandy Landings and later the advance beyond 'the bulge' into Germany, were the B-26s medium level tactical ability shone through. The Marauder also served with the RAF, SAAF and Free French Air Force in the Mediterranean and also as part of the little credited Balkan Air Force in support of Tito's Partisans in Yugoslavia. Sadly the B-26 was unfairly treated at the beginning of its career and even more so at the end as many of the 5,200+ aircraft built were scrapped only days after the end of the war. A great aircraft in many respects the B-26 deserves to be in a better place.
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American Warplanes of WWII

American Warplanes of WWII

Moench, John O. Marauder Men: An Account of the B-26 Marauder. Longwood, Florida: Malia Enterprises, 1989. ISBN 1-877597-00-7. • Moore, Carl H. WWII: Flying the B-26 Marauder over Europe. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: McGraw-Hill/TAB ...

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The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II

The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II

Illustrated with over 150 photographs. Moore, Carl H. Flying the B-26 Marauder over Europe. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.: TAB Books, 1980. 176 pp. A realistic study based on the recollections of men who flew this muchmaligned aircraft; ...

Author: Donal Sexton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135906870

Category: History

Page: 584

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The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II is a concise, comprehensive guide for students, teachers, and history buffs of the Second World War. With an emphasis on the American forces in these theaters, each entry is accompanied by a brief annotation that will allow researchers to navigate through the vast amount of literature on the campaigns fought in these regions with ease. Focusing on all aspects surrounding the U.S. involvement in the Western European and Mediterranean theaters, including politics, religion, biography, strategy, intelligence, and operations, this bibliography will be a welcome addition to the collection of any academic or research library. Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies provide concise, annotated bibliographies to the major areas and events in American military history. With the inclusion of brief critical annotations after each entry, the student and researcher can easily assess the utility of each bibliographic source and evaluate the abundance of resources available with ease and efficiency. Comprehensive, concise, and current—Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies are an essential research tool for any historian.
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Aerospace Historian

Aerospace Historian

Ftr. Wing Okinawa, Japan WW II: FLYING THE B-26 MARAUDER OVER EUROPE, by Carl H. Moore (Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books), 1980, ii, 176 pp., illus., index, apps., $7.95. ISBN 0-8306-9664-9, 0-8306-2316-6 (paper). A biography of the ...

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Double Ace

Double Ace

This would be the first Marauder mission over Europe, and Roland was leading the raid. His crew would be the first B-26 crew over Europe, and Roland wanted them to be the best dressed. At the pre-mission briefing, Roland looked around ...

Author: Robert Coram

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466835429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged determination to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. In Double Ace, veteran biographer Robert Coram, himself a Georgia man, provides readers with an unprecedented look at the defining characteristics that made "Scotty" a uniquely American hero. First capturing national attention during World War II, Scott, a West Point graduate, flew missions in China alongside the legendary "Flying Tigers," where his reckless courage and victories against the enemy made headlines. Upon returning home, Scott's memoir, brashly titled God is My Co-Pilot, became an instant bestseller, a successful film, and one of the most important books of its time. Later in life, as a retired military general, Scott continued to add to his list of accomplishments. He traveled the entire length of China's Great Wall and helped found Georgia's Museum of Aviation, which still welcomes 400,000 annual visitors. Yet Scott's life was not without difficulty. His single-minded pursuit of greatness was offset by debilitating bouts of depression, and his brashness placed him at odds with superior officers, wreaking havoc on his career. What wealth he gained he squandered, and his numerous public affairs destroyed his relationships with his wife and child. Backed by meticulous research, Double Ace brings Scott's uniquely American character to life and captures his fascinating exploits as a national hero alongside his frustrating foibles.
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Aviation s Great Recruiter

Aviation s Great Recruiter

Commemorate V - E Day by Building C - D Models of Planes That Fought over Europe MARTIN B - 26 " MARAUDER " Boeing B - 17 " FLYING FORTRESS " Most deadly bomber in the world widely used on all fighting fronts where it has run up high ...

Author: Herm L. Schreiner

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873388216

Category: Transportation

Page: 322

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Son of Czechoslovakian immigrants, Edward T. Packard sold his first model airplane in Cleveland in 1919 at the age of thirteen, a simple Pushers Stick Model. Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight conquering the Atlantic galvanized the aviation industry and jumpstarted his business, Cleveland Model and Supply Company, which at that time offered an extensive line of all-balsa wood model airplanes authentically replicating the early prototypes. Allied, and foreign model airplanes, which led to a famous worldwide enterprise whose growth required the involvement of his parents and his four brothers and ultimately employed nearly one hundred people. As aircraft designs became more complex, so did Cleveland models. The popularity of these realistic miniatures and the insight many hobbyists gained through their construction played a major role in the rapid World War II aviation mobilization, because the U.S. Army Air Corps was able to enlist recruits with skills in the principles of flight and aviation. publications served as the primary impetus for his comprehensive research. Included in this handsomely illustrated aviation history are photos and plans that originally accompanied the model kits and a never-before-published illustrated-plans index. Rare color photographs of Cleveland National Air Race aircraft and their daredevil pilots will be of interest to modelers, collectors, pilots, and aviation historians, who will find this book to be a significant addition to their libraries.
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The Rotarian

The Rotarian

She became one of 18 WASPs trained to fly the new Martin B-26 Marauder under a special morale-boosting program hatched by ... Club of Oakland, California, U.S.A., and past IFFR president, also flew bombing missions over Northern Europe.

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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United States Air Force and Its Antecedents

United States Air Force and Its Antecedents

Dinou , John C. Fading Wings / Faded Glory : Memoirs of Coffin Corner . Carrollton , Tex .: Impact Pub . , 1999. 233 . Moore , Carl H. Flying the B - 26 Marauder Over Europe . Blue Ridge Summit , Pa .: TAB Books , 1980. 176.

Author: James T. Controvich

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850109

Category: History

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This bibliography lists published and printed unit histories for the United States Air Force and Its Antecedents, including Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, Squadrons, Aviation Engineers, and the Women's Army Corps.
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