320th Bomb Group (medium) flew the Martin B-26 Marauder.
At the height of the war against Nazi Germany, it was
the most important American medium bomber in the MTO
as well as the ETO. It had a reputation as a "hot"
plane in combat, but was an unforgiving could be a handful
for the unwary pilot. Indeed, in its early days "Widow
Maker" was one of the least unpleasant names bestowed
on it, and its continued production was in jeopardy
at least four times. It had its faults, but in the hands
of an experienced pilot was, as it later proved successfully,
an excellent weapon, and by the end of the war in Europe
Marauders had a lower attrition rate than any other