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  B-26 "Sea Wolf" Serial Number 40-1498  
USAAF
5th AF
22nd BG
19th BS

Pilot  ? (survived)
Damaged  January 8, 1943
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26 Marauder serial number 40-1498.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 22nd Bombardment Group, 19th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to pilot Frankin Allen. Nicknamed "Sea Wolf".

On January 8, 1943 this B-26 blew a tire during take off from 14 Mile Drome (Schwimmer, Laloki) near Port Moresby and damaged. Afterwards written off. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-26 40-1498
"1498 (22nd BG, 19th BS) lost May 9, 1942 near Torlesse Island during attack on Japanese shipping" [sic]
Revenge of the Red Raiders pages 149, 151, 168 (photo),169, 304, 496, 514, 517, 519, 555-556

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Last Updated
October 1, 2018

 

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