B-26 Marauder Units of the MTO
96 page book.
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Author: Mark Styling
Illustrator: Mark Postlethwaite
About this book
The revolutionary design of the B-26, with its seemingly impossibly short and dangerous wingspan initially gained it a reputation as a 'widow maker'. However, improvements to the design and the development of effective combat tactics enabled these units to make the B-26 a very effective and safe combat aircraft which went on to play a major role in the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. Packed with first-hand accounts and rare previously unpublished photographs, this book examines how hastily trained crews proved the B-26 to be a highly reliable, effective medium bomber, establishing the Marauder as one of the truly great aircraft of World War II.
- Chapter 1: Training and Combat Debut, July 1942-May 1943
- Chapter 2: Targeting Italy, June-October 1943
- Chapter 3: Re-organisation and Consolidation, October 1943-February 1944
- Chapter 4: Marauder Operations March-August 1944
- Chapter 5: Operations from Corsica September 1944-November 1944
- Chapter 6: Into Germany, November 1944-May 1945
- Chapter 7: Marauder Markings
Paperback; November 2008; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846033070