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  B-26 Marauder Serial Number 40-1398  
5th AF
22nd BG
18th RS

Pilot  Lt. Col. Albert C. Boyd (survived)
Ditched  February 25, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force as B-26 Marauder 40-1398. During the middle of 1941, assigned to the 22nd Bombardment Group, 18th Reconnaissance Squadron at Langley Field, Virginia. Assigned squadron number 13.

Disassembled and shipped as cargo aboard a shipped to Oahu. During late February 1942 reassembled by the Hawaiian Air Depot (HAD) at Hickam Field. Assigned to 1st Lt. James P. Muri.

Mission History
On February 25, 1942 took off from Hickam Field piloted by Lt. Col. Albert C. Boyd (C. O. Hawaiian Air Depot) on a test flight. During take off off, the right engine burst into flames and ditched into the sea off Fort Kamehaha and ran up onto the mud flats and beach. The entire crew survived unhurt. Afterwards, this bomber was salvaged.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-26 40-1398
The Midway Marauders - B26 Midway Marauders 1942 22nd BG 38th BG
Revenge of the Red Raiders page 544, 504

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Last Updated
October 1, 2018


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