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 Packed with first-hand accounts and rare previously unpublished photographs, this book examines how hastily trained crews proved the B-26 to be a highly reliable, effective medium bomber, establishing the Marauder as one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

Table of Contents

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/Appendices

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846033070
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 85 b/w; 33 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 73
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Postlethwaite

Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1…


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