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Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26 Marauder 40-1488. Disassembled and shipped across the Pacific to Australia.
During May 1942, this B-26 operated from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby. On May 15, 1942 this B-26 was scheduled to fly a mission against Rabaul piloted by 2nd Lt. Pierre G. Powell, but the mission was canceled due to high winds at Port Moresby. On May 26, 1942 scheduled to fly a bombing mission against Lae piloted by 1st Lt. Walter H. Greer, but the mission was canceled due to an enemy air raid on Port Moresby.
On June 9, 1942 took off from 7-Mile Drome piloted by 1st Lt. Walter H. Greer on a bombing mission against Salamaua, but aborted the mission before reaching the target. Aboard was passenger Commander Lyndon B. Johnson, USN and future U. S. President. Later, he was awarded the Silver Star for his role on this mission.
Pilot 1st Lt. Walter H. Greer
Afterwards, this B-26 was transfered to Australia. During July 19-25, 1942 assigned to the Torpedo Training School at Nowra Airfield. Returning from this assignment, it was nicknamed "Heckling Hare".
During January 1944 this B-26 was scrapped at Brisbane.
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