Marauder III for RAF

Last revised March 14, 2000


British Lend-Lease contracts included 100 B-26F-2, 100 B-26F-6, 75 B-26G-11 and 75 B-26G-21 aircraft in 1944 as the Marauder III. RAF serials were HD402 to HD751. These aircraft re-equipped Nos 14 and 39 Squadrons of the RAF and Nos 12, 21, 24, 25 and 30 Squadrons of the South African Air Force. As part of the Desert Air Force, the South African units supported the Allied forces invading Italy.

Sources:


  1. Famous Bombers of the Second World War, William Green, Doubleday, 1959.

  2. The Martin Marauder B-26, Victor C. Tannehill, Boomerang Publishers, 1997.

  3. The Martin B-26 Marauder, J. K. Havener, TAB Aero, 1988.

  4. Me & My Gal--The Stormy Combat Romance Between a WW II Bomber Pilot and His Martin B-26, Charles O'Mahony, Wings, December 1994.

  5. The Martin B-26B and C Marauder, Ray Wagner, Aircraft in Profile, Doubleday, 1965.

  6. Jane's American Fighting Aircraft of the 20th Century, Michael J.H. Taylor, Mallard Press.

  7. American Combat Planes, Third Enlarged Edition, Ray Wagner, Doubleday, 1982.