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About Us


Who we are - Mike Smith created B26.com for his great uncle Bob Brockett and his crew, Trevor Allen joined to manage historical content. Contributors to the website add dedication pages in memory of their loved ones and friends.

What problem do we solve -
B26.com provides online community, research, documents and data that enable people to build a deep and lasting understanding of historical events surrounding those who served in the Martin B-26 Marauder.  The veterans and their descendants, historians, academia and the general public want a easily accessible, historically correct representation of those who served to be open and available to the general public.

Who wants us
- Conservatively there were over 300,000 veterans who served in any capacity on the Martin B-26 Marauder - that number included 20,000 pilots.  Of these approximately one quarter would have been aircrew with the balance in supporting roles.  Using generally acceptable statistics there are 7,200,000 second, third and fourth generation descendants.  The number of descendants seeking information on forebears who served on the Martin B-26 Marauder is increasing rapidly.  Based on analysis of B26.com and other WW2 sites, a well organized presentation of a wide range of Martin B-26 Marauder related material presented by authorities in their field is an overwhelming success.

Accomplishments to date
- B26.com was created in May 1998 as an online memorial to Martin B-26 Marauder veterans.  With no other means of promotion other than Internet search engines B26.com attracts thousands of unique visitors a month (51,286 in June 2007).  The guest book was added in 1999 and contains many individual stories written by the veterans themselves.  Ol' Marauder Men have been reunited with friends and connections renewed.  Descendants have contacted other descendants and shared personal information.  Professional and hobby historians have contributed content.  Veterans and their descendants have contributed content.

 


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