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"A Douglas A-26 Invader, Returning From A Combat Mission Over Western Europe, Rolls To A Stop Near The End Of The Runway. Because It Rolls Extremely Fast With The Little Deceleration When On The Ground After Landing, The Douglas A-26 Has A Tendency To Require more runway without excessive use of brakes. FRANCE."

- A-26B serial 41-39208 of the 553rd Bomb Sq, 386th BG.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron


  • 41-39208

    A-26 Invader
    Assigned to A-26 Combat Evaluation Project Squadron. Transferred to 671BS 416BG 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2018 16:28:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations