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Flak bait

Devon Earl Francis

Flak bait

the story of the men who flew the Martin Marauders

by Devon Earl Francis

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Published by Zenger Pub. Co. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Army Air Forces. 9th Bombardment Division -- History.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.,
  • Marauder (Bomber)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Devon Francis ; edited by Gordon Carroll, assisted by Betty John.
    ContributionsCarroll, Gordon., John, Betty.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD790 .F64 1979
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 331 p., [32] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4411971M
    ISBN 100892010444
    LC Control Number79015574
    OCLC/WorldCa5029063

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After some false starts, the improvements in design and changes in techniques of flying made it the most successful plane in its field.

It was used for torpedoing, for bombing rocket- launching sites.