Ron's Log

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Posted on 08/26/2009


Photo taken on July  2, 2009


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Douglas A-26B Invader (3265)

Douglas A-26B Invader (3265)
A follow-on to the Douglas A-20 light bomber, the A-26 saw limited combat in Europe in late 1944 and early 1945. Redesignated B-26 in 1948, it was the only attack bomber available for the Korean War where it was heavily used. Some B-26s were part of the initial group of aircraft sent to Vietnam as part of Operation Farm gate in the early 1960s. Its last combat mission was in 1969. This display aircraft at Castle Air Museum was in the USAF inventory from May 1945 to August 1957.

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