B-26 Marauder Units of the MTO

B-26 Marauder Units of the MTO

Combat Aircraft 73
  • Author: Mark Styling
  • Illustrator: Mark Postlethwaite
  • Short code: COM 73
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846033070
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

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 Packed with first-hand accounts and rare previously unpublished photographs, this book examines how hastily trained crews proved the B-26 to be a highly reliable, effective medium bomber, establishing the Marauder as one of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.

Biographical Note

Mark Styling has previously written Aircraft of the Aces 8 Corsair Aces of World War 2. He has been researching the B-26 Marauder for more than 15 years, and in that time has unearthed a wealth of new information and photographs. Styling has illustrated many titles for Osprey including the Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Elite Units series since 1994. Now based in Bridport, Dorset, he creates accurate illustrations of any chosen aircraft type. He produces some of the best artwork available to Osprey.


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

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