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Osprey's research of the A-26 Invader devices' participation in global conflict II (1939-1945). Designed to mix the bombing strength of the B-26 Marauder with the flexibility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader could develop into the USAAF's assault bomber par excellence. able to flying low-level strafing or traditional bombing missions via easily altering the nostril configuration of the airplane, the Invader first observed motion in 1943 within the Pacific Theater attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe numerous months later, the A-26 served with contrast for the rest of international struggle II. actually, the layout proved such a success that it should move directly to fly strive against missions for another 20 years. Written via army aviation specialist Jerry Scutts and illustrated with brand-new colour profiles and infrequent images, this can be the 1st e-book to concentration completely at the A-26's missions in global struggle II.

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A-26 Invader Units of World War 2 (Combat Aircraft 82)

Osprey's examine of the A-26 Invader devices' participation in international battle II (1939-1945). Designed to mix the bombing potential of the B-26 Marauder with the flexibility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader may turn into the USAAF's assault bomber par excellence. able to flying low-level strafing or traditional bombing missions by means of easily altering the nostril configuration of the airplane, the Invader first observed motion in 1943 within the Pacific Theater attacking Japanese-held islands.

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I misjudged slightly though and cut one of the our lines. His interesting account is as Follows; "'The boxes proceeded to the target on time and peeled oFF at the flak was experienced on the run, although o m :0 130 mph I still had control of the aircraft. I was Forced to altcr my plan 'In the morning, uperior results were achieved against a munitions I 0 » "'A tOwn was on my leFt, with two fields west of it - a road with the Rhine, with key tOwns in the German chain of communications in this to be bombed, as the 670th BS histOry recalled; z < Barausky headed For the airfield at Trier to make a Forced landing, and JUSt "'At 6800 Ft, the gunner tried to salvo the bombs without uccess.

The morning raid on rhe Deggendorf oil srorage depor had had ro be posrponed, however, due co poor wearher. " o ::0 m These A-26Bs from the 671 st BS clipped wingtips while moving along the taxiway at Laon in poor weather conditions on 2 April 1945 69 a: ::l o u. : ::r:: u A-26C-20-DT 43-22498, nicknamed Doris Lee, served with the 416th BG as a lead ship in the final weeks of the war in Europe 70 This target was bombed with excellent results on the morning of20 April, crews seeing smoke from blazing oil fires rising to almost 9000 ft.

The 386th BG cominued wAy rhe B-26 Marauder from Great Dunmow, although A-26s were delivered w the 553rd BS wallow its conversion onw rhe new aircraft. On 2 Ocwber 1944 the 386th moved w A60 Beaumom-sur-Oise, in France. From there rhe 553rd BS cominued w Ay combar operations alongside the group's B-26s. In January 1945, shortly after participaring in the Ardennes campaign, the 386th's remaining three squadrons began conversion w the] Iwader, completi ng the swap on 21 February. The fi rsr all A-26 mission was Aown that day.

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