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  B-26B "Mormon Meteor/Galloping Ghost/Peace Terms" Serial Number 41-17579  
USAAF
13th AF
38th BG
70th BS

Former Assignments
69th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Martin. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26B Marauder serial number 41-17579.

Wartime History
During May 1942, assigned to the 38th Bombardment Group, 69th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to pilot Behling. Nicknamed "Mormon Meteor".

When the 69th Bombardment Squadron converted to B-25 Mitchells, this bomber was transferred to the 70th Bombardment Squadron on February 27, 1943. Assigned to Lt. John Sherlock. Renamed "'The Galloping Ghost" on one side of the nose and "The Peace Terms" on the other.

During May 1943 took off piloted by by Lt. John Sherlock on a flight to Amberly Field near Brisbane.

Most likely, this B-26 was transfered to the 5th Air Force, 22nd Bombardment Group, 19th Bombardment Squadron.

The ultimate fate of this bomber is unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-26B Marauder 41-17579
Larry Hickey adds: "I've interviewed / corresponded with Sherlock."
Thanks to Larry Hickey / International Historical Research Associates for additional information

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Last Updated
May 11, 2018

 

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