|Pilot Lt. Col. Albert C. Boyd (survived)
Ditched February 25, 1942
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army. 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.
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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May 11, 2018