Marauder II for RAF

Last revised March 14, 2000


The RAF received 123 B-26C-30-MOs under the designation Marauder II. Serials were FB400 through FB522. 100 of them (FB418 through FB517) were delivered to the South African Air Force, and formed the initial equipment of Nos 12, 21, 24, 25, and 30 Squadrons. As part of the Desert Air Force, they supported the Allied force in the invasion of 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.