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Here are some details on the B-26 waist gun position.

This is a page from the B-26 Pilot Training Manual showing the crew positions.

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This is a page from the B-26B and C model Flight Manual showing the waist compartment.

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This page is from the B-26F and G Flight Manual showing the waist guns.

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Thanks for posting all of your pictures Mark.I've been saving all of them,just in case they decide to disappear someday.....LK


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How about the Notre Dame Cathedral in the lower left corner. Does that work for ya :wink:

... And The Louvre right above it in the image. (Don't touch the swords :shock: )

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More info on the B-26 torpedo attack, and Lt. Muri's attack of the Akagi with dramatic illustration by Jack Fellows...http://ehangar.com/forum/ehangar-com-ga ... gy/page-2/

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Wow! Thanks for all the information guys. I'm starting to learn to never be disappointed by WIX. :D

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Great pictures! I would love to see some of the 19TH Bomb Group B-26 40-1432 "Little Audry" in polished aluminum :)


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Trianglep has a link in his Dec. 12-2012 reply about the B-26 torpedo attack on the Akagi where 1st Lt. James P. Muri buzzes the flight deck lengthwise to avoid the A.A. in his aircraft "Susie-Q". Sadly Mr. Muri passed away at age 93 in Billings Montana on Feb. 5th. I read this in the Chicago Sun Times this past thursday.


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Trianglep has a link in his Dec. 12-2012 reply about the B-26 torpedo attack on the Akagi where 1st Lt. James P. Muri buzzes the flight deck lengthwise to avoid the A.A. in his aircraft "Susie-Q". Sadly Mr. Muri passed away at age 93 in Billings Montana on Feb. 5th. I read this in the Chicago Sun Times this past thursday.

Thank you for passing this information on. I checked during December/2012 to verify if Mr. Muri was still with us. Midway veterans are well into their 90s now...
I'm sad to read this, rest in peace Mr. Muri. Great Youtube interview of Martin B-26 crewmembers relating their Midway battle experiences, including Mr. Muri http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSm055a0394
Chicago Sun-Times obituary http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries ... idway.html

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Does anyone have a photo of the waist gun modification done to early B-26s(so suffix letter) of the 22nd Bomb Group in 1942? I'm not referring to the standard installation on B and later models. This one used the scanning windows for the tunnel gun.

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Hi Mark,

I know that you don't much like links,but this one answers your question about the exhaust looking device.It's actually an intake for a jet engine.

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/PropN ... &var=1&p=4


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Does anyone have a photo of the waist gun modification done to early B-26s(so suffix letter) of the 22nd Bomb Group in 1942? I'm not referring to the standard installation on B and later models. This one used the scanning windows for the tunnel gun.

Thanks,

Duane

This? Found while looking for another pic... http://www.ozatwar.com/22nd01.jpg

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Any ideas what the exhaust looking device may be for?



Kinda looks like an intake to draw air from the slipstream of the fuselage...hmmmm pop2

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Larry Kraus wrote:
Hi Mark,

I know that you don't much like links,but this one answers your question about the exhaust looking device.It's actually an intake for a jet engine.

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/PropN ... &var=1&p=4


Thanks Larry, I hadn't scrolled down far enough to see this. :supz: Same plane iiiinnnndeed :drink3:

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