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Marauder 41-17790 sits forlornly on a beach on the Dutch island of Noord Beveland, surrounded by admiring Germans.[1]

41-17790 was a Martin B-26B Marauder[N 1]

History

Assigned to the 319th Bomb Group, 437th Bomb Squadron, 41-17790 was captured by the Germans at Noord Beveland, Netherlands on 3 October 1942, after crash landing on a beach,[2] having been lured to a Dutch island following spurious German radio signals while the pilot, 2nd Lieutenant Clarence Wall, was trying to land somewhere safely on its remaining engine during its delivery flight from Iceland to Scotland. After its bizarre capture, the Marauder was evaluated by the Luftwaffe, and then displayed at an air show in Germany.[1]

It's subsequent fate is unknown.


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Notes

  1. Unofficially known as B-26B-1[2]

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