In the belief that Marauder history is important enough to be preserved and made available to future generations, we urge all Marauder veterans and their families to:
- Consider any materials you possess relating to your WWII experiences (or those of a family member) to be valuable and worthy of rememberance, and to entrust them to the B-26 Marauder Historical Society so that they may be known to future generations.
- To the best of your ability, identify each item you have. This especially applies to providing accurate captions for photographs. Ideally, each such item should include information that identifies “who”, “what”, “where” and “when”.
- Prepare your memorabilia for transfer to our archive by ensuring that each item is identified with the name of the donor and carefully packaged.
Please mail all materials to:
3900 East Timerod
Tucson AZ 85711
We generally endeavor to present historical material relating to the Marauder in chronological order. For the purposes of this archive, the Marauder’s history spans the period between March 11, 1939 (when the project specifications were first issued) until WWII ended on "VJ Day" in 1945.
Whenever practical, historical information will be provided in a web-friendly textual format. However, the accuracy of items derived from scanned documents may vary considerably depending on the quality of the original. We encourage donors of other knowledgeable persons to inform us as to any inaccuracies or errors that may result from this process.
Handwritten items such diaries are often mimeographed and cannot easily be converted to computer text unless manually transcribed. Such items will typically be provided in a raster (image) format. Because WWII military documents were usually created on 8.5" x 14" paper, these images may involve fairly large file sizes and longer download times on slower Internet connections.
Our collection of photographs now totals more than 100,000 and may eventually exceed a million. We have some original negatives and prints, but most are either copies or very small prints that were common during WWII. Unfortunately, a large number of these photos include no identification or descriptive captions. We have thousands showing six unidentified crewmen in front of a B-26, with no information about the aircraft, unit, date or location.
For verification, original documents may be available at our Marauder Archive located at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Refer to the identification at the head of every document.