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The Martin B-26 Marauder
A Selected Bibliography of Research Sources

In 1992 Malia Enterprises, Inc. published The Martin B-26 Marauder, A Bibliography and Guide to Research Sources, ISBN 1-877597-02-3.   This 184 document, compiled by Esther M. Oyster, Senior Archivist and John O. Moench, Senior Historian, contained twenty-three categories of data supporting B-26 Marauder research.

Due to the continuing requests for published information on or related to the Martin B-26 Marauder, the “book” section of the cited bibliography has been reproduced below with the addition of some select items brought into view since the 1992 publication date.  While the following list of items is extensive, it does not purport to reflect the full scope of published materials that serious researchers need to investigate to do a thorough job.

Research is an in-depth undertaking.  The idea that casual reading or a simple entry into the Internet will produce a researched answer of value is wrong.   To research the Martin B-26 Marauder and that of the associated men and women requires access to and study of a breadth of available data – some of which by category follows:

  • The newsletters of Martin B-26 Marauder unit associations.

  • The newsletters of companion associations such as those of the Ninth Air Force Association and the Eighth Air Force Association.

  • The newsletters of associated civilian organizations such as “The Martin Star” of the G. L. Martin Company.

  • Air Force and military base histories.

  • Class books of Martin B-26 Marauder pilot schools.

  • Class books covering bombardiers, navigators, engineers, gunners, ordnance, communications, intelligence and other personnel.

  • Diaries, personal accounts and “201 files” of Marauder Men and Women.

  • Military orders – especially those covering movements and awards.

  • Both national and local newspapers (actual or clipping collections).

  • Related articles as they appear in aviation and other magazines.

  • Unpublished manuscripts.

  • Memorials and related documentation.

  • Substantive military and political background materials.

  • Intelligence documentation to the extent it can be located.

  • Archival records such as those held by the Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Alabama; the National Archives at Suitland, Maryland.

  • Photographic evidence.  A good collection of related photographs is held at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum – copies can be obtained with a cost.  At the Imperial War Museum in England, a great collection of photographs was donated by the U.S. Ambassador to England – access is not now easy and there is a charge for copy.  The G. L. Martin Marauder Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, holds a good collection of G. L. Martin company negatives covering much of the Martin Company operation.  A very large collection of G. L. Martin Company negatives is held by the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum which collection is not now accessible and, by all account, is not about to become accessible to the public in any proximate time period.   Some photography is held by a diversity of U.S. and overseas military, media and other archives but much of it is duplicative of that held by the cited primary holding parties.

What is important for all researchers to keep in mind is that other researchers can and do make mistakes and to accept the writings and authorities of another writer without a verification of the data presented can be to add depth to an unwitting or intended distortion or error of history.  What is equally important for all researchers to keep in mind is that only by thorough research can they avoid adding to the record of historical errors.  Esther Oyster & John O. Moench

A. A. B-26 Marauders (France), Bibliographie:

Histoire des Marauders Français, par un groupe d’officers Français en 1946, tirage limité.

B26 Marauders, par B. Crochet, Histoire et Maquettisme N° 16 editions Heimdal BP124F, 14404 Bayeux.

Le Debarquement, tome 3 chez ICARE, Tour Essor, 93 Espace Jean Mermoz 14/13 rue Scandicci, 93500 Pantin.

Pilotes Français sur l’Alsace et l’Allemagne, de Daniel Decot, 6 rue Marsoulan 75012, Paris.

Pegase N° 91, octobre 1998, revue de l’AAMA, Aeroport de Paris BP 173, 93352 Le Bourget cedex.

Terrain de Bron pendant 1a 2ème querre mondiale, par 1’Equipe Lyonnaise d’Histoire de l’Aviation et de Documentation Aeronautique (SLHADA) passer cde à Paul Mathevet 14 bis rue Martin 69500 Bron 69500 T:78001733.

DE HENRY FARMAN 7 AN L’ESCADRON D’OBSERVTION PAR SATELLITE 00.348, Parcours du Pierrot, symbole de l'Observation par Satellite avec HELIOS.  Au course de son étude le colonel CALVERT, rédacteur, a traversé l’histoire Des porteurs du PIERROT, principalement les Groupes BOURGOGNE, 1/32, 1/91, L’EB, 1/92, jusqu’à 1’E.O.S.

JOURNAL DE MARCHE DE LA 31 ème ESCADRE de BOMBARDMENT.  Du 18 mai 1944 au 1er mai 1946, document original donc historique.

Alcorn, John S.  The Jolly Rogers, History of the 90th Bomb Group During World War II.  Historical Aviation Album, 1981.  212 pages.

Altes, A. Korthals.  Luchtgevaar; Luchtaanvallen op Nederland, 1940-1945.  Amsterdam: Siithoff. ISBN 90 218 2603 8. Contains many references to the B-26 Marauder in action over that part of Europe.

Amato, Vera.  Charlie My Boy.  Mrs. Vera Amato, 8758 Sharlane Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.  An account of a pioneer radio operator, Charles Amato of the 22nd Bombardment Group (M), and his 27 year Air Force career as a pilot.

Ambrose, Stephen E.  D-Day, June 6, 1944, The Climatic Battle of World War II.  Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1994.  ISBN 0-671-67334-3.  Martin B-26 Marauder coverage on pp. 98-99, 241, 242-43, 245, 247, 248, 250, 253, 276.

__________.  The Victors, Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II.   Simon & Shuster, New York, NY, 1998.   ISBN 0-684-85628-X.  Martin B-26 Marauder coverage on pp. 98, 99, 100-101, 103, 107, 216.

Andrade, John M., compiler.  U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials Since 1909.  Earl Shilton, Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications, 1979. ISBN 0 904597 21 0 (Hardback), ISBN 0 904597 22 9 (Soft cover).  Contains a listing of the full range of serial numbers covering the Martin B-26 Marauder.

Andreano, Michael.  Incendiary Mary & Beyond, A search for the remains of a WW II flier.  Morris Publishing.  1999.  ISBN 0-7392-0427-0.   The story of a fifty year quest by the family of a pilot of the 386th Bombardment Group (M) lost over France on June 22, 1944 and the ending of that quest.  (Soft cover)

Arnold, Rhodes.  Foul Weather Front; A History of Air Operations in the North Pacific, Vol. 1.  Pima Paisano Publications, Metairie, Louisiana.  ISBN 0-9619253-4-5.  An excellent account of air operations in the Aleutian Campaign; some Martin B-26 Marauder Coverage.  (Soft cover)

Astor, Gerald.  The Mighty Eighth, The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It.  Penguin Books (multiple addresses), 1997.  ISBN 1-55611-510-5.  Some coverage of the B-26 Marauder; distorts the account of the Ninth Air Force Marauder bombings on D-Day at Utah Beach.

Austin, Lambert D., ed.   344th Bomb Group (M), “Silver Streaks,” History & Remembrances, World War II.  Southern Heritage Press, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1996.  ISBN 0-941072-20-7.  An account of the 344th Bombardment Group (M).

Author unknown.  Les Marauders Français, 1944-45.  Published in France, publisher unknown, 1946.

__________.  Les Forces Aériennes Françaises de 1939 a 1945.  France: Berger-Levrault, 1949.

__________.  First Air Division, Okinawa.  In Marauder Archive.

__________.  The Marauder; A Book of the 22nd Bomb Group.   Foreword by Colonel Richard W. Robinson, Commanding Officer.  Halstead Press, Sydney, Australia, 1944.  An account of the 22nd Bombardment Group (M).

__________.  Fifth Air Force.  Turner Publishing Company, 1994.  176 pages.

__________.  “70th Bombardment, 38th Bombardment Group.” Ms by unit historian, bound by John O. Moench for MHS, in Marauder Archive.

__________.  “History, Thirty-Eighth Service Group.”  Ms contains chronological listing of major occurrences beginning with activation and ending with arrival at La Senia, Algeria, in December 1942.  MS. in Marauder Archive.

__________.  “History, 51st Service Squadron.”  A 20-page ms. covering history and assignments. Ms. in Marauder Archive.

__________.  “59th Air Depot Wing, Burtonwood, England.”  No date, ACCO bound.  In Marauder Archive.

__________.  History of the 319th Depot Repair Squadron.  208 pages.  Circa 1945.

__________.  The March Field Story.  Prepared by Office of Information, Technical Sergeant Glenn L. Lewis, 22nd Bombardment Group (H).  227 pages.

__________.  “The Saga of the Two Separate Bomb Squadrons: The 69th and 70th.”  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

__________.  “The Fighting 319th .”  An official, unpublished history covering the initial phase of combat of the 319th Bombardment Group (M) in North Africa.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

__________.  Per Noctum Per Diem; the Story of 24 Squadron, S.A.A.F.  Privately printed in South Africa, 1952.

__________.  Winged Promises – RAF 14 Squadron History.  RAF Benevolent Fund SWP096, P.O. Box 1940, Fairford, Glos, GL7 4NA, England, 1997.  From WW I with Lawrence of Arabia to Marauders of WW II in the Middle East and North Africa to now flying Tornados out of Germany.

__________.  Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots (Wasps).  A history of the WASP at Harlingen Army Air Field, undated, probably 1944.

Beck, Maj. Henry C., Jr., ed.  The 397th Bomb Group (M); Bridge Busters, A Pictorial History.  Crane Howard Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1946.

Becker, Dave.  Yellows Wings, the Story of the Joint Air Training in World War 2. SAAF Museum.

Bell, Dana. Air Force Colors, Vol. 2, ETO & MTO 1942-45. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1980. ISBN 0-89747-108-3.  A comprehensive review of U.S. Army Air Forces and unit markings in the European and Mediterranean Theaters.

Bero, Lt. Col. Frank, USAF (Ret).  “History of B-26s of 28th Composite Group in Alaska.”   This ms. issued by Richard P. Ellinger (MHS), 1990.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Birdsall, Steve.  B-26 Marauder in Action.  Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc., 1981; Re- print, 1984.  ISBN 0-89747-119-9.   A pictorial review with descriptions of the various models.

__________.  B-24 Libertor in Action.  Squadron/Signal Publications, Aircarft No. 21, 1975  (Soft cover)

__________.  Flying Buccaneers, The Illustrated Story of Kenney’s Fifth Air Force.  Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1977.  312 pages.

Boyer, Michael J. F.  Action Stations, Military Airfields of East Anglia.  Patrick Stephens, Ltd., 1979 & 1990.

Brereton, Lewis H., Lt. General, U.S.A.  The Brereton Diaries: The War in the Air in Pacific, Middle East and Europe, 3 October 1941 - 8 May 1945.   New York: William Morrow and Co., 1946. A record of the events of World War II as Brereton, Commander of B-26 units in the Mediterranean and Northern European areas, saw them.

Briehan, Mason.  Martin Aircraft 1909-1960.  Johnston Thompson Publisher, 1331 South Birch Street, Santa Anna, CA 92707, 1995.  Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum publication with full cover B-26 Marauder on cover.  Twenty pages devoted to the B-26 Marauder.  (Soft cover)

Brown, Warren J.  Florida's Aviation History; The First One Hundred Years.  Largo, Florida: Aero-Medical Consultants, Inc., 1980 & 1983.  ISBN 0-912522-70-4.  Provides a backdrop to the aviation environment of Florida where a great majority of the Marauder Men received their B-26 Marauder training.

Bryan, C. D.  The National Air & Space Museum.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1979.  A review of the Museum's holdings in general, it contains text and photographs of B-26 "Flak Bait" on pp. 298-305.

Caidin, Martin.  Zero Fighter, Introduction by Saburo Sakai.  Ballatine Books, Inc., NY, 1969.  160 pages.  (Soft cover)

_________.  The Ragged, Rugged Warriors, The Heroic Story of American Pilots in the Early Air War Against Japan.  Ballatine Books, Inc., 1967.  379 pages.  (Soft cover)

__________.  The Last Dogfight, A Novel by Martin Caidin.  Bantam Books, 1974.  278 pages.  (Soft cover)

Caidin, Martin, and Edward Hymoff.  The Mission.   Prologue by Lyndon Baines Johnson. Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1964.  LC No. 64-18630. An account of Lt. Cmdr. Johnson's fact-finding trip to the Pacific and his mission in a Marauder with the 22nd Bomb Group.  208 pages, 32 pages of photos.

__________.  Chapters 17 and 18 in The Ragged, Rugged Warriors.  New York: E. P. Dutton Co., 1966.  These stories extracted from his earlier book.  In Marauder Archive.

__________.  The Silken Angels, A History of Parachuting.  J. P. Lipincott Company, Philadelphia, 1964.

Cardell, Rodney G.  Wings Around Us.   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Amphion Press, 1991.  ISBN 0 86776 438 4.   An autobiographical account of wartime memories of the Stock Route Air Strip, Mount Louisa, Townsville.

Carter, Kit C., and Robert Mueller, compilers.  The Army Air Forces in World War II: Combat Chronology, 1941-1945. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973.  Library of Congress No. 75-600031.  This Air Force chronology, while a good reference vehicle, fails to list some major B-26 events.

Churchill, Jan.  On Wings to War, Teresa James, Aviator.  Sunflower University Press, Kansas, 1992.

Claringbould, Michael John,  Forty of the Fifth, The Life, Times, and Demise of Forty U.S. Fifth Air Force Aircraft.  Aerothentic Publications, Australia, 1999.  ISBN 940542695.  B-26 Marauder coverage pp. 115-121, “Dixie,” Serial 40-1496.

__________. The Forgotten Fifth, A Photographic Chronology of the U.S. Fifth Air Force in the Pacific in World War II, Second Edition.  Aerothentic Publications, Australia, 1999.  ISBN 940.542696.   B-26 Marauder coverage pp. 10-11; B-26 Marauder serial & nose art listings p. 111.

Clay, Lucius D.  Decision in Germany.  Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1950.

Cloe, John Haile, with Michael F. Monaghan.  Top Cover for America; The Air Force in Alaska 1920-1983.  By Anchorage Chapter--Air Force Assn., and Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., 1984.  ISBN 0-933126-47-6.   Discusses the little-known Alaskan frontier where, in the worst of weather, the Martin B-26 Marauders engaged the Japanese invading forces.

_________.  The Aleutian Warriors; A History of the 11th Air Force & Fleet Air Wing 4.  By Anchorage Chapter--Air Force Assn., and Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Inc., 1990.  ISBN 0-929521-35-8.  This book on the war in the Aleutians by the Historian of the Alaskan Air Command discusses the use of B-26 Marauders in the theater.

Cohen, Stanley.  The Forgotten War, Vols. I and II.  Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1981.

Congdon, Don., Ed.  Combat, Pacific Theater, World War II.  Dell Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1958.  380 pages.  (Soft cover)

Corey, Wilfred G., ed.  Bombs on the Target: 319th Bomb Group Operational History.  Reproduced by 948th Engr. Avn. Topo. Co., 1945; reprint by Howell Publications System, Wooster, Ohio 1974.

Cortes, Lawrence.  The Deadly Skies.   Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York.  1982.  232 pages.

Cortesi, Lawrence.  Operation Boden-Platte.  Zebra World-at-War #24.  New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 1980. ISBN 0-89083-710-4.  Covers Battle of the Bulge and New Year's Day Offensive by Luftwaffe.

Craven, Wesley Frank, and James Lea Cate, eds.  The Army Air Forces in World War II, in 7 volumes.  Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 1948; reprint, Foreword by Richard H. Kohn, office of AF History, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983. ISBN 0-912799-03-X. This is the official Army Air Force History of World War II.  It is an excellent research reference source but must be crosschecked with other source data as some errors in record have been observed.

Curtis, Robert I. and others.  Langley Field, The Early Years.  4500th Air Base Wing, Langley AFB, VA, 1977.  214 pages.  (Soft cover)

Darby, Charles.  Pacific Aircraft Wrecks and Where to Find Them.  Kookburra Technical Publications, Pty. Ltd., Victoria, Australia.  80 pages.

Davis, Larry. Planes.  Names & Dames, Vol. I, 1940-1945.  Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1991.  First issue of their Nose Art Series.

Delve, Flt. Lt. Ken.  The Winged Bomb, History of 39 Squadron RAF.  Midland Counties Publications, Leicester, England, 1985.  ISBN 0 904597 56 3.

Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Community Relations Division. United States Army Veterans' Associations, 1992.  Published annually – see annual updates.  Lists WW II Marauder and other Air Corps (Air Force) associations -- all of which may be a source of historical knowledge.  Requests for copies and changes/additions to the list can be made by writing to HQDA (SAPA-CR), Room 2E631, The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-1508.

Dinou, John.  Fading Wings/Faded Glory.  Impact Publishing, 1908 Bedrock Lane, Arlington, TX 76006, 1999.  John Dinou’s captivating tale of cadet days and the flying of the B-26 Marauder in the ETO with the 344th Bombardment Group (M).

Doolittle, General James H. "Jimmy," with Carroll V. Glines.   I Could Never Be So Lucky Again; An Autobiography.  New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, 1991.  ISBN 0-553-07807-0.  This book provides thoughts of one of the key commanders of B-26 Marauder units. Note should be made of an error in identification of B-26s in the Korean War as "Marauders" rather than the Douglas "Invaders."

Dornbusch, C. E., compiler.  Unit Histories of the United States Air Force.  New York: Hampton Books, 1958; reprint, New York: Arno Press, Inc., 1980.  Lists wartime unit histories.

Dorr, Robert F.  U.S. Bombers of World War Two.  First published in Great Britain, London: Arms and Armour Press, 1989.  Distributor in USA, New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Distributor in Australia, Lane Cove, New South Wales: Capricorn Link Pty. Ltd.  ISBN 0-85368-943-1.  A comprehensive subject, with seventeen pages devoted to an excellent review of the B-26 Marauder.

Duncil, Charles W.  Mission Accomplished; 555th ‘Red Devil’ Bomb Squadron.  Red Devil Publishing Company, Costa Mesa, California, 1988.

__________.  “History of 555th Red Devil Association.”  Record of Squadron reunions, 1949 – 1955.

Dundatscheck, Eric.  Sustino Alas; The Making of a Man Who Kept Them Flying in WW II.  Wrisys, Half Moon Bay, California.  ISBN 0-9636497-00-1; Library of Congress Card Number 93-90390l.  A personal account.

Earl, O. K. ed.  The Thunderbird Goes to War: A Diary of the 34th Bombardment Squadron in World War II with Foreword by General J. H. Doolittle.  Privately printed, 1947.  Reprinted, Braun-Brumfield, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1991.  An excellent history.

Ethell, Jeffery L.  Bomber Command.  Motorbooks International, P.O. Box # 1, Osceola, WI 54020.  Full color photos of all USAAF bomb group units in the ETO and Mediterranean Theater.  Twenty-seven photos of Marauders.

Ethell, Jeffery L. and Bodie, Warren M.  World War II Eagles Global Air War In Original Color.  Mrs. Bettie Ethell, Widewing Publications, 9017 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal, VA 22630, 1998.   Photos of USAAF, RAF, Luftwaffe, and Japanese aircraft.  Of 225 photos, 14 are of B-26 Marauders.

Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Simonsen, Clarence.  The History of Aircraft Nose Art, WW I to Today.  Motorbooks International 1991 and 1993.  ISBN 0-87938-546-4.   Some Martin B-26 Marauder nose art.

Forsyth, Robert.  JV 44, The Galland Circus.  Classic Publications, England, 1996.  ISBN 0 9526867 0 8.   Considerable coverage of the Martin B-26 Marauder in combat with the ME 262.

Forsyth, Robert with Scutts, Jerry.  Battle Over Bavaria.   Classic Publications, Friars Gate Farm, Mardens Hill,, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1XH  England & Airtime Publishing, Inc., 120 Bay Street, Westport, CT 06880, 1999.   ISBN 0 952867 4 0.  An account of the April 1945 battle between Galland’s Me-262s of JV-44 and the B-26 Marauders of the 17th, 323rd and 344th Bombardment Groups.

Francillon, René J.  USAAF Medium Bomber Units, ETO and MTO, 1942-45.  AIRCAM/AIRWAR Series, No. 7. London: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1977; New York: Sky Books Press Ltd., 1977.  ISBN 0-89402-022-6 (cloth edition), ISBN 0-89402 -021-3 (paper edition). Contains brief histories of the pertinent Air Forces and Bomb Groups, plus photographs and unit markings.

__________.  The Royal Australian Air Force & Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Pacific.  Aero Pictorials 3, Aero Publishers, Inc., Fallbrook, CA.

Francis, Devon; ed. by Gordon Carroll.  Flak Bait: The Story of the Men Who Flew the Martin Marauders.    With Introduction by Maj. General Samuel E. Anderson, foreword by Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948; reprint, Flak Bait: The Story of the B-26's and the Men Who Flew Them in WW II.   Washington, D.C.: Zenger Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. Written by the Associate Editor of “Popular Science,” this book covers the history of the B-26 and contains many personal accounts.

Freeman, Roger A., with Trevor J. Allen and Bernard Mallon.  B-26 Marauder at War.  London: Ian Allan Ltd.; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978.  ISBN 0 7110 0823 X.  Reprint, Osceola, Wisconsin: Motorbooks International, 1991.  ISBN 0-8793851-97.  A comprehensive history of the Martin B-26 Marauder in all theaters; includes numerous personal accounts.

__________.  Chapter 7 "Martin's Maligned Madame," in The Mighty Eighth; Units, Men and Machines (A History of the US 8th Army Air Force).  New York: Doubleday and Co. edition, 1970. ISBN: 0 385 01168 7.   An account of 322nd, 323rd, 386th and 387th Bombardment Groups while attached to 8th Air Force.

__________.  The Mighty Eighth: War Manual. England: Jame's Publishing Co., Ltd., 1984; Reprint, Osceola, Wisconsin: Motorbooks International Publishers & Wholesalers, Inc.  ISBN 0-87938-513-8.   Contains coverage of B-26 Marauder operations.

__________.  Airfields of the Eighth - Then and Now.  With Preface by Wilf Nicoll.  An "After the Battle" publication.  London: Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd., 1978.  ISBN 0-900913-09-6.  Photographs of the airfields during the War, and in 1978.

__________.  Airfields of the Ninth - Then and Now.  RMZ Imports, P.O. Box 995, Southbury, CT 06485, 1996.  ISBN _________.  513 photos, maps, charts and diagrams, circa WW II and 1993.

__________.  Experiences of War; The American Airman in Europe.  Osceola, Wisconsin: Motorbooks International, 1991.  ISBN 0-87938-556-1.  The personal recollections and memories of those who took the war to Germany in broad daylight.

__________.  The Mighty Eighth In Color.  Stillwater, Minnesota: Specialty Press, Inc., 1992.  ISBN 0-933424-57-4.  Some coverage of the B-26 units attached to 8th Air Force.

__________.  The Ninth Air Force in Colour, UK and the Continent – World War II.  Arms and Armour Press, London, England, 1995.  ISBN 1 85409 272 3.   Good coverage of the Martin B-26 Marauder.

Frierson, J. Q.  The Widowmaker Featuring The Terre Haute Tornado.  Privately printed.  ISBN 1-58500-684-X.  This is a detailed personal account of a Marauder Man – the scope of coverage is excellent.

Frisbee, John L., Ed.  Makers of the United States Air Force.  USAF Warrior Studies, Office of Air Force History, USGPO.  347 pages.  (Soft cover)

Funk, Arthur L. and others.  A Selected Bibliography of Books on the Second World War.  Produced by the American Committee on the History of the Second World War on the Occasion of the 14th  International Congress of the Historical Sciences, San Francisco, CA, August 1975.  MA/MH Publishing, Eisenhower Hall, Manhattan, Kansas.  (Soft cover)

G. L. Martin Company.  Box Kites to Bombers, The Story of the Glenn L. Martin Company.  In the Marauder Archive.

Garber, Paul E.  The National Aeronautical Collections.  Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution, Tenth Edition, 1965; publication 4255.  Includes a section on "Flak Bait", pp. 87-95.

Garfield, Brian.  The Thousand-mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians.  New York: Doubleday, Inc., 1969; reprints: Bantam edition, 1982; Nelson Doubleday edition, 1983.  An extensive account of the War in the Northern regions.

Gillison, Douglas.  Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-42: Official History of Australia in the War of 1939-1945, Series 3.  Canberra, Australia: Australian War Museum, 1962.

__________.  Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-1943, Australia in the War of 1939-1945.  786 pages.

Granger, Byrd.  On Final Approach.  Publisher: Falconer, 1991.  Well researched, this is one of the leading books on WASP history.

Haire, T. B., and Charters, G. H.  The 386th Bomb Group; The History of a Bombing Outfit.  De Geneffe Pub., St. Trond, Belgium, 1945; reprint 1978.

Haley, J. Evetts.  A Texan Looks at Lyndon, A Study in Illegitmate Power.  Palo Duro Press, Canyon, TX.  256 pages.

Hallion, Richard P.  Strike from the Sky; The History of Battlefield Air Attack, 1911-1945.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press.  One of Smithsonian's History of Aviation Series, this work probes the context in which air-land operations occurred and how they influenced the outcome of specific battles and campaigns.

Hamlin, John F.  Support and Strike!   A concise History of the U.S. Ninth Air Force in Europe.

Hansell, Haywood S.  The Strategic Air War Against Germany and Japan.  USAF Warrior Studies, Office of Air Force History, USGPO.  300 pages.  (Soft cover)

Harahan, Joseph P., Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, USAF, 1987.  ISBN 0-912799-43-9.   The Commander of 5th Air Force gives his account of the war.

Hard, Charles L. “Chuck.”  “49th Anniversary, 481st Bombardment Sq’dn; October 1942 to June 1944.”  Printed 1991.   Ms. in Marauder Archive.

__________.  “50th Anniversary, 481st Bombardment Sq’dn; Pictorial Issue.”  Printed 1992.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Harlan, Ross E. et. al., compilers.  323rd Bomb Group (M) AAF Strikes.  Privately printed, 1945.

Harniman, Kenneth F.  “A Wartime of Vignettes.”  Begins with page 131 through 508.  Lead Navigator, 322nd Bombardment Group (M)

Harwood, William B.  Raise Heaven and Earth, The Story of Martin Marietta People and Their Pioneering Achievements.  Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1993.  ISBN 0-671-74998-6.  G. L. Martin B-26 Marauder history in Chapter 17 “B-26 Marauder, The Stuff of Legends.”

Hatcher, Peter J.  Partisan Wings – The Biferno Journal.  Peter J. Hatcher, 141 Old Orange Park Road, # 224, Orange Park, FL 32073; Trente Nova Publishing, 1994.   The story of RAF No. 39 Squadron.  (Soft cover)

Havener, J. K.  Army Air Force Lyrics.  With Illustrations by Bob Stevens.  Fallbrook, California: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1985.  ISBN 0-87168-2106-2.  A collection of lyrics, parodies and poems from training days and through combat with the 344th Bombardment Group (M), 497th Bombardment Squadron (M).

__________.  The Martin B-26 Marauder.   With Foreword by General Lucius D. Clay, Jr.  Blue Ridge Summit, Penn.: Aero, a Division of Tab Books, Inc., 1988.   ISBN 0-8306- 8287-2.  A general history of the Martin B-26 Marauder and its use in all theaters.  (Soft back)

Havrilla, Joseph R.  “History of the 454th Bombardment Squadron (M).”  Ms. is a collection of wartime history.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Heflin, Woodford Agee, ed.  The United States Air Force Dictionary.  Foreword by General N. F. Twining, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.  Issued by Research Studies Institute, Air University, and published by Air University Press, 1956.  A reference book to provide guidance in the use of that part of the English language that relates in some significant way to the United States Air Force.

Held, Werner.  Adolph Galland, A Pilot’s Life in War and Peace.  Champlin Museum Press, Mesa, Arizona, 1986.  (Soft cover)

Henry, John “Hank.”  A History of the 38th Bombardment Group (M); November 20, 1940 – April 21, 1946.  Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1978.  ISBN 0-89126-062-5.

Hess, William N., Ed.  The American Fighter Aces Album.  American Fighter Aces Association, Taylor Publishing, Dallas, TX.  1978.  Foreword by Senator Barry Goldwater.  256 pages.

Higham, Robin, Ed.  Official Histories, Essays and Bibliographies from around the World.  Kansas State University.  644 pages.

Higham, Robin, and Abigail T. Siddall, eds.  Flying Combat Aircraft of World War II, Vol. I.  "B-26 Marauder" by Douglas C. Conley. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1975. ISBN 0-8138-0325-X.  A World War II Pilot of 320th Bombardment Group (M) describes the flight characteristics of the Martin B-26 Marauder.

Horton, Glenn L., Jr., & Horton, Gary L.  380th Bomb Group, 1942-1945, King of the Heavies.

Howard, Bailey K.  “History of the 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), Attu, Alaska, 15 January 1941 to 31 December 1943.”  Foreword by Major Robert S. Hamby, Commanding.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Howard, Clive, and Joe Whitley.  One Damned Island after Another; The Saga of the Seventh.  The University of North Carolina Press, 1946.  History of 7th Air Force in the Pacific.

Howarth, David.  Dawn of D-Day.   London: Collins Clear-Type Press, 1959. One of the major days of World War II as told by those who were there.

Jablonski, Edward.  Time Life Books: Epic of Flight.  Chicago, Ill.: Time Life Books, 1982. B-26 pictures and text, pp. 19, 34, 106-07, 120, 121, 125, 128-29, 140.

Kantor, MacKinlay.  Chapter "Time to Wake Up Now" in The Day I Met a Lion.  Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1968.  Library of Congress No. 68-10547. This story first published in Family Weekly, 1963. The writer reflects on his experiences as a passenger on a mission with 344th Bombardment Group (M).

Keil, Sally VanWagenen.  Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines; The Unknown Heroines of World War II.  Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart, Inc., 1979; reprint, New York: Four Directions Press, 1990.  Mentions a women's B-26 acrobatic team (pp. 256-7) as well as target towing B-26s (p. 194); photo of a WASP in a B-26 in photo section.

Kenney, George C.  General Kenney Reports; A Persona1 History of the Pacific War.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1949.  Reprint, USAF Warrior Studies, edited by Richard H. Kohn & Joseph P. Harahan. Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, USAF, 1987.  ISBN 0-912799- 43-9.  The Commander of 5th Air Force gives his account of the war.

King, Guy “collection.”  “452nd Squadron History.”  Ms. contains wartime history submissions, mission accounts, awards and decorations.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Kirk, Bert A. , Jr. “History of the Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots Program, Dodge City Army Air Field, Dodge City, Kansas, 7 December 1944.”  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Klier, Chester P.  Diary of the 386th Bombardment Group, Vols. 1 & 2.  Foreword by Brig. General James H. Howard, USAFR (Ret), Medal of Honor recipient.

Kohn, Richard H. & Harahan, Joseph P. eds.  Air Superiority in World War II and Korea.  USAF Warrior Studies, Office of Air Force History, USAF, Washington, DC, 1983.  ISBN 0-912799-00-5.  Interviews with Gen. James Ferguson, Gen. Robert M. Lee, Gen. William Momyer and Lt. Gen. Elwood R. Quesada.  A frank analysis of the use of air power and the related politics.

Larson, Harold V.  Bombs Away.   Sea Cliff Press, P.O. Box 525, Manzanita, OR 97130, 1998.  A history of the 70th Bombardment Squadron (M) in early WW II.

Lerche, Hans-Werner.  Luftwaffe Test Pilot.  Publication information being obtained.  On pages 42-44 the author relates his experiences test-flying a captured Martin B-26 Marauder.  Printed in German and English.

Leuthner, Stuart, and Oliver Jensen.  High Honor; Recollections by Men and Women of World War II Aviation.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press, 1989.  ISBN 0-87474-650-7.  Recollections of B-26 Pilot Arthur Artig of the 394th Bombardment Group (M), 586th Bombardment Squadron (M), his training and combat experience in the B-26 Marauder, pp. 157-168.

Lewis, Dorothy Swain.  How High She Flies.  Aviatrix Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 485, Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0485, 1999.  WASP Dorothy Swain Lewis’ story of her WW II days and the B-26 Marauder.

Loosbrock, John F. Ed., and Skinner, Richard M.  The Wild Blue.   G. P. Putman’s Sons, New York.  1946.  620 pages.

Loranger, W. F.  Mission to Adventure.  Copied by John Moench from records of the 22nd Bombardment Group, 1997.   In Marauder Archive.

Lord, Walter.  Incredible Victory.  Harper & Rowe, Publishers, New York, 1967.

Lundberg, Gust E., Jr. and Peterson, Karl S.  557th Bombardment Squadron (M) AAF.  Howard Company, Peoria, Illinois, 1945.

Manchester, William.  American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964.  Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1978.  793 pages.

Marks, R. J.  Queensland Airfields WW2 50 Years On.  R & J Marks, 20 Koumala Street, Mansfield, Queensland 4122, Australia, 1994.  Lists 222 military airfields with details on 62 of the major sites with photos, charts, maps, drawings and diagrams.

Marx, Milton.  Ninth Air Force USAAF.  Review of the Air Force by means of watercolor artwork. Published by the Executive Liaison Section.

Matz, Onas.  History of the 2nd Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command.  Modet Enterprises, Inc., Seattle, WA.  ISBN _________.   This group ferried the B-26 Marauders from Middle River to destination.  The group also provided en route coverage of the South Atlantic Ferry Route.

Maurer, Maurer, ed.  Air Force Combat Units of World War II. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961; New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1963.  Library of Congress No.: 63-16919.  The definitive but abbreviated reference book on USAAF combat units

__________.  Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II.  U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969. Companion book to that preceding.

Maydwell, W., Group Captain, D.S.O., D.F.C.  “A Short Account of Operational Flying in No, 14 Squadron.”  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

McBride, J. P. and McLaughlin, J. M.  30th Depot Repair Squadron, 30th Air Depot Group, 1942 – 1945.  Privately printed, 1977.

McCreath.  Theirs Is The Glory; The Story of 12 Squadron, S.A.A.F.  Privately printed in South Africa, 1946.

McFarland, Stephen L. & Newton, Wesley Phillips, To Command the Sky, The Battle for Air Superiority Over Germany, 1942-944.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London, 1991.  ISBN 1-56098-069-9.  Notable is that his book fails to include the Martin B-26 Marauder.

Mendenhall, Charles A.  Deadly Duo: The B-25 and B-26 in WW-II.  Osceola, Wisconsin: Specialty Press Publishers, 1981.  ISBN 0-933424-22-1.  A comparison of the Mitchell B-25 and the Martin B-26 Marauder.

Mets, David R.  A Master of Airpower, General Carl A. Spaatz.  Presidio Press, Novato, CA 94949, 1988.  ISBN 0-89141-317-0.   A good background book relating to military decisions and the views of seniors – B-26 Marauder coverage is limited to pp. 117-119, 157 .

Miller, Samuel Duncan.  An Aerospace Bibliography.  United States Air Force Reference Series.  Foreword by Major General John W. Huston, USAF, Chief, Office of Air Force History. Washington, D. C. : Off ice of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1986.  ISBN 0-912799-22-6.  This volume presents a selection of books and periodical literature dealing with Air Force subjects, and updates and expands the original Annotated Bibliography compiled in 1971 by Carl Berger and Mary Ann Cresswell.

Moench, John 0.  Marauder Men: An Account of the Martin B-26 Marauder.  Longwood, Florida: Malia Enterprises, Inc., 1989.  ISBN 1-877597-00-7.   A story of the Martin B-26 Marauder and the men who flew, maintained and supported it; also a special account of the 323rd Bombardment Group (M) of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces in Europe.

__________.  Marauder Men, An Account of the Martin B-26 Marauder.  Re-issued with expanded text in 1999.  ISBN 1-877597-06-6; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 98-92278.  Special subjects are enlarged upon with a new and expanded index provided.

__________, compiler.   "Maytag Marauder;" B-26 Serial 135362, 12 Squadron, South African Air Force FB431.  Printed by Malia Enterprises, Inc., Longwood, Florida, 1990.  A collection of Maytag Company Newsletters covering the "Maytag Marauder" which flew with the South African Air Force -- includes related Martin B-26 Marauder subject matter.

__________.  “The 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center; Station 236, Toome Bridge, Northern Ireland.”   A 3-page history on file in the Marauder Archive.

Moore, Carl H.  WW II, Flying the B-26 Marauder over Europe.  Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books Inc., 1980.  ISBN 0-8306-9664-4 and ISBN 0-8306-2311-6 (Soft cover).  Author's experiences as a Navigator and as a crewmember on "Tom's Tantalizer" in 344th Bombardment Group (M), 494th Bombardment Squadron (M).

Moyes, Philip.  Bomber Squadrons of the RAF.  London: Macdonald, 1964.  A British reference book of World War II units.

Mrozek, Donald J., Robin Higham and Jeanne Louise Allen Newell, eds.  The Martin Marauder and The Franklin Allens: A Wartime Love Story.  Manhattan, Kansas: Sunflower University Press, 1980.  ISBN 0-89745-007-8.  The wartime letters of Allen and his wife.

Mulrenin, Paul; Mulvihill, Jim; Vining, Jim & Wing, Roswell, eds.  Marauder Memoirs; History of the 455th Bombardment Squadron WW II, 1942 – 1945.  Privately printed by the 455th Bombardment Squadron.  ISBN 0-9619535-2-7.  An anecdotal history.

__________.  455th Bombardment Squadron, Marauder Squadron Albums, A Trilogy From the 455th Bombardment Squadron.  An add-on “Research Aid” provided by John O. Moench.

Munson, Donn Hale.  Don’t Worry Mom.  An extensive personal wartime account of Sergeant Donn Hale Munson, 22nd Bombardment Group (M).   In Marauder Archive.

Murray, Robert Haynes.  The Only Way Home.   Publishing data not available.  Contains a few photos and pages of information concerning the 15th Tow Target Squadron.

Odgers, George.  Air War Against Japan, 1943-1945, Australia in the War of 1939-1945.  Canberra, Australian War Memorial, 1957.  Volume II of a series, 533 pages.

Office of the Group Commander, 22nd Bombardment Group (M), APO 504.  History of the 22nd Bomb Group.  Issued December 21, 1943; re-issued February 2, 1944.  This ms. includes wartime narrative, statistics, aircraft data and personnel lists.

Ogden, R. The Aircraft Museums and Collections of North America.  West Drayton, Middlesex, England: The Aviation Hobby Shop, August, 1988.  ISBN 0 909178 22 7.  Lists holdings of the various museums; readers are advised that Castle AFB does not have B-26C #41-34972.

O’Leary, Michael.  Bombing Twins; Allied Medium Bombers.  Osprey Aerospace, London, England, 1994.  ISBN 1 855323125.   “Mighty Marauder,” pp. 80 – 87.

__________.  Bombing Iron, Airworthy Bombers of WW 2 and Korea.  Osprey Publishing, Ltd., London, 1987.  (Soft cover)

O’Mahoney, Charles J.  Blue Battlefields.   Charles J. O’Maoney, 10 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, 1996.  Stories of the author’s experiences in the MTO flying the B-26 Marauder.

O’Neill, Major Brian, & T/Sgt Falett, Michael B.  “The Birth, Growth, and Life of the Eighteenth Reconnaissance Squadron.”  Ms. in Marauder Archive.  This ms. Covers the history of the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron (M) from it formation through mission No. 17 on July 22, 1942.

Orange, Dr. Vincent & Air Vice Marshall Deryck Stapleton, Winged Promises, A History of No. 14 Squadron, RAF, 1915-1945 with Foreword by His Majesty King Hussein 1.   ISBN 1-899808-45-0.  The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Enterprises, 1996.

Oyster, Esther M., ed.  “Combat History of the 440th Bomb Squadron (319th Bombardment Group.”  Ms. privately printed.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

Oyster, Harold E. and Esther M., eds.  The 319th in Action: Records of the 319th Bombardment Group.  Burch Directory Co., Akron, Ohio, 1976; reprint in Texas, 1987.

The P-47 Thunderbird Pilots Association, Wings Club, Grand Central Station, NY.  P-47 Thunderjet, The Jug.  Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX.  312 pages.

Parton, James, Air Force Spoken Here, General Ira Eaker & The Command of the Air.  Adler  Adler, Publishers, inc., 1986.  ISBN 0-917561-15-5.   General Air Force strategy and policy background; minimal B-26 coverage.

Paszek, Lawrence J.  A Guide to Documentary Sources.  United States Air Force Reference Series. Foreword by Brig. General Brian S. Gunderson, USAF, Chief, Office of Air Force History. Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1986.  ISBN 0-912799-21-8.   This guide seeks to aid scholars and researchers in locating collections of primary and secondary documents relating to the U.S. Air Force.

Patterson, Martha French.  The Backyard Bomber of Pacific Palisades.  Pacific Palisades, California: Seamount Publications, 1984.  ISBN 0-9614294-0-2.  Details her life with Charles Patterson and his recovery of B-26 B #41-31856 and C #41-31075 nose sections from the Ontario Army Air Field scrap yard with intention of building a motor home; nose sections moved to the Tallichet collection.

Perry, Raiford L.  “History of the USAF in the Alaska/Aleutians.”  A 412 page ms covering operations on the northern frontier of the United States.  Ms in Marauder Archive.

Polakov, Lester.  We Live to Fly/Paint Again.  Logbook Press, NYC, 1993.  A Marauder artist.

Prange, Gordon W.  Miracle at Midway.   McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982.  ISBN 0-07-050672-8.  Martin B-26 Marauder coverage at pp. 187, 208-209, 211-212, 212-213, 389.

Putney, Diane T., ed.  ULTRA and the Army Air Forces in World War II.  United States Air Force Warrior Studies. Foreword by General Larry D. Welch, USAF, Chief of Staff. Washington, D.C.: USAF Warrior Studies, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1987.   ISBN 0-912799-45-5.  An interview with Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

Pyle, Ernie. Chap. 23, "The Flying Wedge," in Brave Men.  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1944; reprint, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1974.  ISBN 0-8371-7638-X.   The famous war correspondent visits the 323rd Bombardment Group (M).

Quigley, Martin.  A Tent on Corsica.   Fiction.  Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1949.  Story of a tail gunner on a B-26 Marauder based on Corsica.

Ravenstein, Chas. A.  Air Force Combat Wings; Lineage and Honors Histories, 1947-1977.  The United States Air Force Reference Series.  Foreword by Richard H. Kohn, Chief, Office of Air Force History. Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, USAF, 1984.  ISBN 0-912799-12-9.  Picks up the Wing lineages from Maurer's reference book.

__________.  The Organization and Lineage of the United States Air Force.  United States Air Force Warrior Studies. Foreword by General Larry D. Welch, USAF, Chief of Staff.  Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, USAF, 1986.  ISBN 0-912799-17-X.  Includes organization of the Air Force through 1947, and brief histories of the numbered Air Forces; also shows their official emblems in color.

Reed, Col. William B., ed.   Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations, with Foreword by Lt. General Hoyt S. Vandenberg.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946; reprint, USAF Warrior Studies, edited by Richard H. Kohn and Joseph P. Harahan, with Foreword by General Charles A. Gabriel and Preface by Lt. General John T. Chain, 1984.  ISBN 0-912799-13-7.   An analytical study of the operating procedures and functional organization of tactical air power as developed by the Ninth Air Force in the war of Western Europe.

Riggs, Earl, compiler.  “History, 322 Bombardment Group (M), Eighth and Ninth Air Forces.”   Ms. reproduced and bound by Malia Enterprises, Inc. for MHS, 1991.  Ms. in Marauder Archive.

__________, compiler.  “Battle Summaries; Diary 449th Bomb Squadron.”

__________. reproducer.  “War Diary, 450th Bomb Squadron.”  Ms. based on materials from USAF Research Center, Maxwell AFB.

Rundell, E. Ralph.  “The Hunt for Warrior’s Wings.” 277 page ms, 1993.

Rust, Kenn C.  Fifth Air Force Story in World War II.  Temple City, California: Historical Aviation Album, 1973; Overseas Distributor, W. E. Hersant, Ltd., London.  ISBN 0-911852-75-1.  Terre Haute, Indiana: SunShine House, Inc., 50th Anniversary edition, 1991.  ISBN: 0-8403-6306-0.  This history of 5th Air Force has some coverage of the Martin B-26 Marauders in the Pacific.

__________.  Seventh Air Force Story in World War II.  Temple City, California: Historical Aviation Album, 1979; Overseas Distributor, W.E. Hersant, Ltd., London.  ISBN 0-911852-84-0.  Terre Haute, Indiana: SunShine House, Inc., 50th Anniversary ed., 1991.  ISBN: 0-8403-6305-2.  Story of the Battle of Midway, involving 4 Martin B-26 Marauders, is given on pages 5 & 6.

__________.  Eighth Air Force Story in World War II.  Temple City, California: Historical Aviation Series, 1978; Overseas Distributor, W. E. Hersant, Ltd., London.  Terre Haute, Indiana: SunShine House, 1978; 2nd printing, 1989.  ISBN 0-911852-81-6.  Reprint, 50th Anniversary edition, 1991.  Includes material on the Martin B-26 Marauders as part of 8th Air Force.

__________.  The Ninth Air Force in World War II, from the Desert to Central Germany.  Fallbrook, California: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967; Revised Second Printing, 1970.  ISBN 0-8168-7025-X.  History of one of the greatest tactical air forces of the war, with coverage of its service in the desert as well as in England.

__________.  Ninth Air Force Story in World War II.  Temple City, California: Historical Aviation Album, 1982; Overseas Distributor, W. E. Hersant, Ltd., London.  ISBN 0-911852-93-X.  Terre Haute, Indiana: SunShine House, Inc., 50th Anniversary edition, 1991.  ISBN 0- 8403-6304-4.  A history that stands on its own merits but also as sequel to above and in the author's series of histories of numbered Air Forces.

__________.  Twelfth Air Force Story in World War II.  Temple City, California: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967; Temple City, California: Historical Aviation Album, 1975; London Dist.: W. E. Hersant, Ltd.  ISBN 0-911852-77-8.  Terre Haute, Indiana: SunShine House, Inc., 50th Anniversary edition, 1991.  ISBN 0-8403-6302-8.  Contains coverage of Marauder units in Mediterranean theater.

Sakaida, Henry.  Winged Samurai; Saburo Sakai and the Zero Fighter Aces.  Published by Champlin Fighter Museum Press, Mesa, Arizona,1985.  ISBN 0-912173-05-X.  Discusses the air war in the Pacific.  (Soft cover)

Savin, Captain William A., Public Relations Officer, IX Air Force Service Command, compiler.  The Ninth Air Force Service Command in the European Theater Operations, a Pictorial Review.  Foreword in letter form by Brig. General Myron R. Wood, Commanding General.  New York: Phillip Andrews Publishing Co., 1945.  A record of the Ninth Air Force Service Command and its contributions toward the defeat of Germany.

Schenk, S/Sgt Peter.  “Foreign Legion of the Army Air Force.”  An 8-page, mimeographed history of the formation of the 1st Pathfinder Squadron (P), dated “Xmas 1944.”

Schirmer Frank, author & compiler.  40 Years of the Incredible Spirit of the Class 40-A.  Tucson, Arizona: Privately published by Headquarters, Flying School Class 40-A Assn., March 1980.   ISBN 0-89126-077-3.  Numerous members of Class 40-A joined B-26 units in various theaters.

Schroeder, Frederick A.  Ducemus We Lead.   Denning Schroeder, 12 Concord Lane, Darien, CT 08820-5108.  1985 & 1998.   The early history of the 22nd  Bombardment Group (M); 288 pages and 152 photographs.  (Soft back)

Scutts, Jerry.  B-26 Marauder Units of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces.  Osprey Combat Aircraft – 2.  Osprey Publishing, 1997.  ISBN 1 85532637X.

Smith, Paul.  Pacific Crusaders.  A history of the 42nd Bombardment Group (M) in SWPA.

Smith, Vi.  From Jennies to Jets.  Fullerton, California: Sultana Press, 1974. Biographical account of Glenn L. Martin and his fledgling aviation company in Orange County, California.

South Omaha Sun.  “Omaha Welcomes You.”  Informational book prepared for new arrivals.  Copied and bound by John O. Moench, MHS Historian.

Special Services Office.  The Bom-Bay; History of the 335th Bomb Group.  Issued by the Special Services Office, 1944.  A pictorial review of the base and its activities.

Squadron/Signal Publications.  B-26 Marauder in Action.  Aircraft No. 50.

__________.  B-25 Mitchell in Action.  Aircraft No. 34.

__________.  B-24 Liberator in Action.  Aircraft No. 80.

Stafford, Gene B.  Aces of the Southwest Pacific.  Squadron/Signal Publications.  1977.

Stapfer, Hans-Heiri.  Pp. 15-16, "Delivery to the Wrong Address," in Strangers in a Strange Land. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc., 1988.  ISBN 0-89747-198-9.   Article and photos of a captured 319th Bombardment Group Marauder with German markings.

Stewart, Ernest C.  “My Life and Times With the 22nd Bomb Group.”  From the records of the 22nd Bombardment Group (M).  Printed and bound by John O. Moench, Historian, 1997.

Stinton, Russell L., Compiler.   The Menace From Moresby, A Pictorial History of the 5th Air Force in World War II.  Newfoto Publishing Company, San Angelo, TX.  211 pages.

Still, Henry. To Ride the Wind; A Bibliography of Glenn L. Martin.  New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1964.  This aviation pioneer had plants in California and Ohio before moving to Maryland.

Stovall, Jack D. Jr.  Wings of Courage.   Memphis, Tennessee: Global Press, 1991.   ISBN 0-9615206-9-8.  Historical account of aircrews and men of 397th Bomb Group.

_________.  Tales of the Marauders, Vol. I.  Wings of Courage Press, 22 Rhonda Press, 212 Rhonda Circle, E., Cordova, TN 38018, 1993.  Compilation of personal accounts of combat Marauder Men fromr all WW II theaters of war.

_________.  Tales of the Marauders, Vol. II.  Wings of Courage Press, 22 Rhonda Press, 212 Rhonda circle, E., Cordova, TN 38018, 1995.  Compilation of personal accounts of combat Marauder Men from all WW II theaters of war.

__________.  Sur Les Ailes Du Courage.  A French translation of Wings of Courage.

Sunderman, Col. James F.  World War II in the Air.  Nostrand Reinhold Company, NY.  306 pages, photos, index.

Tactical Air Command, USAF.  Aircraft of Langley Field, 1917-1977.  Prepared by Office of History, Langley Air Force Base, VA.  152 pages.

Tannehill, Victor C.  Boomerang!  Story of the 320th Bombardment Group in World War II.  Boomerang Publishers, Arvada, Colorado, 1978.

__________.  Saga of the 320th; A B-26 Marauder Group in WW II.   Boomerang Publishers, Arvada, Colorado, 1984.   ISBN 0-9605900-2-1.  An account of the 320th Bombardment Group (M).

__________.  Daddy of them All; Story of the 17th Bombardment Group in World War II.  Boomerang Publishers, Arvada, Colorado, 1990.  ISBN 0-9605900-3-X.   An account of the 17th Bombardment Group (M).

__________.  The Big Tailed Birds; Story of the 319th Bomb Group in WW II.  Boomerang Publishers, Arvada, Colorado, 1991.  ISBN 0-9605900-5-6.   An account of the 319th Bombardment Group (M).

__________.  First TCAF; First Tactical Air Force in WW II.  Boomerang Publishers, Arvada, CO 80003, 1999.  A collected account of the 17th, 319th and 320th Bombardment Groups plus the Free French Air Force operating under the 1 ATAF.

__________.  The Martin Marauder B-26.  Boomerang Publishers, Arvada, CO 80003, 1999.  The life story of the B-26 Marauder in all theaters with a wealth of technical and other data.

Tate, Grover Ted. Part I "The B-26,” pp. 11-66, in Bombs Awry.   Bend, Oregon: Maverick Publications, 1985.   ISBN 0-89288-093-7.  A collection of anecdotes and war stories.

Terraine, John.  A Time for Courage; European edition title: The Right of the Line.  Publishing information not available. A book about the RAF which includes the Allied Air Forces in the MTO as part of the RAF program, and details a study and report by Air Marshal Portal and Prof. Zuckerman with regard to bombing accuracy (p. 587), and Air Marshal Slessor's comments (p. 591).

Thruelsen, Maj. Richard, and Lt. Elliott Arnold.  "Answer to a Prayer," "In Again, Out Again Finnegan," "Aux Armes Citoyens...,” and "Model Homes, 18000 Lire Down," in Mediterranean Sweep; Air Stories from El Alamein to Rome.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1944.  Vignettes of the war from 42nd Bomb Wing units.

Tigner, Richard E.  Into the Wild Blue (Remembrances of WW II).  Tigre Productions, P.O. Box 38, St. Peter, MN 56082, 1994.   An aircraft mechanic and aerial gunner’s story of his training and combat missions.

Titler, Dale.  Wings of Adventure.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., Inc., 1972. Contains personal combat story of Chester Klier of 386th Bombardment Group.

U.S.  Army Air Forces.   Chapter 10, "The Old One-Two," in Target: Germany; The USAAF’s Official Story of the VIII Bomber Command’s First year Over Europe.   Foreword by H. H. Arnold, Commanding General, AAF.  British Edition, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1944. Report on the Marauders while part of 8th Air Force.

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Military Affairs.   “A history of the Martin B-26 Marauder.”  Washington, D.C., October 2, 1943.  Copied and bound by John O. Moench, Historian, MHS. 

U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey:

            Air Campaigns of the Pacific War.

The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

            The Effects of Strategic Bombing on the German War Economy.

            The Effects of Strategic Bombing on German Morale.

            The Effects of Strategic Bombing on Japanese Morale.

            The Japanese Wartime Standard of Living and Utilization of Manpower.

            Final Report Covering Air-Raid Protection and Allied Subjects in Japan.

            Summary Report (Pacific War).

USAF Historical Division, Research Studies Institute.  “Brief History of the 22nd Bombardment Group, 1939 – 1952,” December 1955. 

Valant, Gary M.  Vintage Aircraft Nose Art.  Osceola, Wisconsin: Motorbooks International Pub., 1987; reprint, 1989.  ISBN: 0-87938-266-X.  Shows nose art of 38 B-26 Marauders in b/w, three in color.

Varry, Jean.  Le Marauder Sarde.  France: Paul Dupont, September 1947.

Veazy, T/Sgt Vance R., ed.  Wasp History, Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School, Kingman Army Air Field, Kingman, Arizona, 16 August 1944 – 20 December 1944.

Verges, Marianne.  On Silver Wings.   New York: Ballantine, 1991.  A history of Women Air Force Service Pilots, including review of some who flew the B-26 Marauder for tow target units and for the Ferry Command.

Walker, Hugh H.; Newman, Richard and Mynn Bob, eds.  391st Bombardment Group History, W. W. II, Jan. 15, 1943 – Oct. 25, 1945.  Privately printed by 391st Bomb Group Association, 1974; reprinted 1990.

Wallace, Gordon.  Up in Darwin with the Dutch.  Gordon Wallace, 1983.  The story of 18 Squadron, N.E.I.  180 pages.

Walters, John W.  451st Bomb Squadron.  Historical materials.

Warrior Studies.  Foreword by General Larry D. Welch, USAF, Chief of Staff.  Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, USAF, 1986.  ISBN 0-914379-01-1.  Includes organization of the Air Force through 1947 and brief histories of the numbered Air Forces; also shows their official emblems in color.

Washington Area Marauder men.  B-26 Memorials Guide.  A. E. Baxter, 7816 Antiopi Street, Annandale, VA 2203-1405, 1995.  A detailed listing of B-26 Marauder memorials and military cemeteries around the world with maps, cities, types, units and directions.

Watry, Charles A. and Hall, Duane L.  Aerial Gunners: The Unknown Aces of World War II.  California Aero Press, Carlsbad, California.  ISBN 0-914379-01-1.   Several accounts of Martin B-26 Marauder gunners included.

Wennergren, Corporal E.  “A Tribute to the Red Raiders.”  From the records of the 22nd Bombardment Group (M).  Copied and bound by Maj. Gen. John O. Moench, Historian, MHS.  1997.

Wheeler, Barry C.  Military Aircraft Markings & Profiles.  London: Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1990; New York City: Gallery Books, An imprint of W. H. Smith Publishers, Inc., 1990.  ISBN 0 8317 6002 8. Reference book of unit markings; includes Martin B-26 Marauder units.

Wilber, Edwin L., and Estelle R. Schoenholtz.  Silver Wings; True Action Stories of the United States Air Force.  Illustrations by Milton A. Caniff.  Foreword by General of the Army H. H. Arnold. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1948.  Contains stories from each of the numbered Air Forces.

Wilcox, Thomas C.  One Man’s Destiny.  Telcraft Books, Magodore, OH, 1992.  (Soft cover)

Williams, Ben Ames, ed.  Amateurs at War.   Boston, Massachusetts; Houghton Mifflin Co., 1943.  Chapter 6: "The  Controls Are Like Iron," by Howard A. Kelly, 3d.  Reprinted in The 319th in Action, ed. by Harold & Esther Oyster, pp. 167-78. Vivid description of a typical Marauder mission.

Wison, P. D.  North Queensland, WW II, 1942-1945.  Department of Geographic Information.

Woodrum, Henry C.  Walkout.  A pre-publication ms. covers an E & E adventure -- (Limited use).

Yoshino, Ronald W.  Lightening Strikes: The 475th Fighter Group in the Pacific War, 1943-1945.  Sunflower University Press.  1988.  163 pages.

Young, Barnett B. "Skip", ed.  The Story of The Crusaders; The 386th Bomb Group (M) in World War II.  Forewords by Lester J. Maitland, Colonel, USAF, (Ret.) and Thomas G. Corbin, Major General, USAF (Ret.).  Published privately by The 386th Bomb Group Assn., Inc., 1988.  ISBN 0-

9621617-0-5.  Reprint, published privately by the Association, 1991.  ISBN 0-9621617-1-3.  An account of the 386th Bombardment Group (M).

Ziegler, J. Guy.  Bridge Busters; The Story of the 394th Bomb Group.  First Edition 1949, Ganis and Harris, New York, NY; Second Edition 1993 and Third Edition 1995, Bradley Printers, Phoenix, Arizona.  An account of the 394th Bombardment Group (M).

_________.  Bridge Busters; The Story of the 394th Bomb Group.   Fourth Edition.  Guy Ziegler, 1999.  History of the 394th Bombardment Group (M) with added two page tribute to Col. Thomas B. Hall.

Zwanenburg, G. J.  Kroniek van een luchtoorlog; Deel 1: Luchtaanvallen op doelen in en om Nederland.  Copyright: De Bevelhebber der Luchtstrijdkrachten.  Coverage of B-26 Marauders on pp. 410 and 512-8.

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