Aircraft Photo of 41-31773 | Martin B-26B Marauder | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #59237
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:7 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 59237
Photo Comment

'Flak-Bait' survived 207 combat missions over Europe, more than any other American aircraft during WWII and is currently undergoing restoration in the Mary Baker Engen Hangar of the Udvar-Hazy Center. The Baltimore factory completed the aircraft in April 1943 and the USAAF assigned it to the 449th BS, 322nd BG. Lt. James J. Farrell of Greenwich, CT flew more missions in 'Flak-Bait' than any other pilot. He named the bomber after 'Flea Bait', his brother's nickname for the family dog.

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