Aircraft Photo of 41-31773 | Martin B-26B Marauder | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #301473
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:41-31773
Other Marks:PN-O
Aircraft Original Type:Martin Model 179
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-26 Marauder
Aircraft Version:Martin B-26B Marauder
C/n (msn):3487
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Flak Bait
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:5 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun Sarup
Photo ID: 301473
Photo Comment

"Flak-Bait" undergoing restoration at the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This indestructible B-26 flew 207 missions over Europe, the most by any USAAF bomber. Gen. Arnold decided to preserve this veteran of D-Day and missions against V-1 sites. Assigned to the 449th BS, 322nd BG, "Flak-Bait" lived up to its name with over a thousand flak holes patched and every control surface replaced at least once.

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