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  B-26 Marauder Serial Number 40-1510  
5th AF
22nd BG
2nd BS

Former Assignments
77th BS

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775th BS Jan-Mar 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26 Marauder serial number 40-1510.

Wartime History
On December 29, 1941 one of thirteen B-26s assigned to the 77th Bombardment Squadron assigned to Elmendorf Field. Nose number 13.

During March 1942, disassembled and shipped to Australia arriving in Melbourne on April 5, 1942. Reassembled at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) by April 30, 1942 and flown to Garbutt Field at Townsville.

Assigned to the 22nd Bombardment Group, 2nd Bombardment Squadron as a replacement aircraft. No known nose art or nickname. Assigned to pilot McIver.

On July 5, 1942 parked at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby during a Japanese air raid and was damaged by a bomb. Afterwards, parts were salvaged then the damaged bomber was written off. Ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Note, other sources incorrectly list this B-26 as destroyed on September 6, 1942.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-26 Marauder 40-1510
"1510 (22nd BG, 408th BS) damaged beyond repair during enemy air raid Port Moresby Jun 9, 1942."
Revenge of the Red Raiders pages 491

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Last Updated
October 1, 2018


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