By Jim Roeder, Janusz Swiatlon

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 might develop 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 Theatre attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe numerous months later, the A-26 served with contrast for the rest of global battle 2. actually, the layout proved such a success that it will move directly to fly wrestle missions for one more decades.

Written via army aviation professional, Jerry Scutts, and illustrated with brand-new color profiles and infrequent images, this is often the 1st publication to concentration solely at the A-26's missions in international struggle 2.

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I can’t remember the order in which it happened but one ended up in the mud on the right side of the runway about halfway down and perpendicular to it with his nose just over the edge. One landing was so bad that the aeroplane hit the A-26 that was in the mud to the right of the runway with his left wing. He had to have been at least 70 ft out in the mud to have achieved this. ‘In the tower we were telling them to go around. We had the landing hut at the end of the runway firing so many flares it looked like the 4th of July!

The weather in England and Europe during the Invader’s time in the ETO often changed from bad to worse, hindering flight operations, let alone the completion of a mission. Reviews of mission information recorded in the official histories and reports from the units involved were remarkable for describing what was not encountered as much as what was. Flak was not always present, and when it was the accuracy and amount varied considerably. Encounters with German fighters were rarely mentioned, and at least one A-26 pilot stated the he never saw an enemy aircraft in any of his 65 missions.

Post-mission photo-reconnaissance showed that the bombs had fallen beyond the bridge, however. During their return to base, the aircraft encountered flak that was reported as light but moderately accurate. The A-26 flown by Lt Grunig was hit and an engine knocked out, but thanks to the aircraft’s excellent single-engine performance the pilot made it back to Melun. Two PFF-led missions followed the next day, with the morning raid targeting Saarwellin – bombing results were unobserved. The afternoon target was the defended village of Dilsburg, but PFF equipment in the lead B-26 malfunctioned and heavy cloud cover prevented visual bombing from taking place.

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