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The Farm Gate fliers were expected to nurse their aging B-26s until June 1964, when the first of 18 On-Mark B-26Ks with strengthened wings were forecast to arrive. ) Tragedy struck again in February 1964 when a wing came off a B-26 in flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, prompting the withdrawal from combat of all B-26s in Vietnam. WARBIRDTECH- Invaders serviceable, widespread cracks and loose rivets told a story of fatigue borne by the B-26s. By early April 1964, the last of the old Farm Gate B-26s and RB-26s were to be gently ferried to Clark AB in the Philippines for scrapping.

Handbook Flight Operating Instructions USAF Series 8-268, 8-26C; Navy Model JO-l Aircraft, 10 August 1945, Revised 21 November 1950. 7 Peter M. Bowers and Gordon Swanborough, United States Military Aircraft Since 1908, Putnam, London, 1971. 8 Handbook Flight Operating Instructions USAF Series 8-268, 8-26C; Navy Model JO-l Aircraft, 10 August 1945, Revised 21 November 1950. 'Ibid. Ibid. "Ibid. "Ibid. "Ibid. Don't be afraid to be in a turn at bomb release. lease point. World War Two AAF Bombardier's Information File used A-26 silhouettes to depict bomb release in a turn with the bombs following a straight path upon release.

30-caliber bullet, were packed some 11,000 to a cluster bomb, which opened at 5,000 feet above ground, sending the finned bullet shapes hurtling earthward with lethal speed. French Privateers also joined in the Lazy Dog strikes, which appeared to force the Viet Minh to disperse their AA assets, to the advantage of French aircraft overhead. Lazy Dog strikes against AA guns in the vicinity of B-26K1A-26A 64-17643, photographed at Andrews Air Force Base in May 1965, crashed on 24 July 1966 during landing at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, according to records assembled by historian Dan Hagedorn.

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