National Geographic : 1943 Aug
THEY'RE WRITING HEADLINES WITH A MARTIN MARAUDER ALEX . .. JOE. . . STEVE.. ED . . . and BILL. You know them. Alex, who used to bring your gro ceries...Joe...Steve... Edand Bill, who used to go with little Sally Miller. Likeable, quick-to laugh young Americans. Give them the best aerial schooling in the world, put them in a rocket-fast, Martin B-26 Marauder, and they're a flyin', fightin' team that wins! There's a reason for this, of course. Aircraft are highly complicated mechanical devices . . . and these boys were fitting together mechani NAVY'S MARTIN TRANSPORT 4&*J L cal gadgets, tinkering with tools, racing old jalopies, when their adversaries were learning to "heil" and "banzai." They've got the feel of speed, the mechanical know-how that makes natural born pilots, gunners and bombardiers. This same instinctive technical skill gives America fighting planes like the Martin B-26 Marauder . . . Sleek, graceful, packed with speed, power and punch, it's the kind of plane that makes young America's eyes light up . . . makes him say, "Put me down for the Air Force!" .T NAVY'S MARINER PATROL BOMBER BRITAIN S BALTIMORE What's more, American technical skill is playing a major role in fash ioning the future. Already Martin has designed airliners of 125 or more tons . . .mighty ships that will bring the world to your door step. At the same time, our Army and Navy airmen, knowing the thrill of flight, of speed, are resolv ing never to be shackled to earth again. They're in the air ... to stay! Alex...Joe...Steve...Ed...and Bill. They're doing more than win a war. They're building a world that will take your breath away. THE GLENN L. MARTIN COMPANY, BALTIMORE THE GLENN L. MARTIN-NEBRASKA COMPANY-OMAHA AIRCRAFT BuildersofDependable(>0() Aircra/eSic, 1909 I---- - - ---- ~~ ~F ------RP~B~s~sU;i,._ - -- :IIIIILWII*.