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  B-26B-25-MA "Flak Bait" Serial Number 41-31773 Code PN-O
USAAF
5th AF
322nd BG
449th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland during April 1943. Constructors Number 3487. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to England.

Wartime History
Assigned 322nd Bombardment Group "'Annihilators", 449th Bombardment Squadron. Fuselage code PN-O. Nicknamed "Flak Bait" He by pilot Lt. James J. Farrell as a play on his brother's nickname for their family dog "Flea Bait". This B-26 flew 207 combat missions over Europe. Pilot Lt. James J. Farrell of Greenwich, Connecticut, flew more missions in this B-26 than any other pilot. This bomber flew the greatest number of American missions in Europe and returned to the United States.

Display
The restored nose section of this B-26 was displayed at National Air & Space Museum (NASM) Downtown until 2015. The rest of the aircraft was in storage at NASM Garber Facility. During early 2016, this aircraft was moved to NASM Udvar-Hazy in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar to be reassembled and placed on display.

References
NASM - Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait"

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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