Re: B26 Modifications


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Posted by Dave Ghen on July 27, 2000 at 13:49:14:

In Reply to: B26 Modifications posted by Doug Jones on July 24, 2000 at 05:10:33:

The two windows above the machine guns on both sides of the aircraft were added by the 22nd. The 22nd also removed some of the 30 cal. machine guns and replaced them with 50s. During the 22nd BG reunion in 1991 Col. Devine told me that he took some heat from higher ups for letting the men modify planes in the field! It's hard to imagine being criticized for what was shown to be effective changes made by operating forces in the field.

Roger Freeman's book, "B-26 Marauder at War" has additional details about modifications made to the 22nd BG B-26s.



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