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Douglas A-26 and B-26K Invader

A-26C Invader "Reida Rae" S/N 43-22499 at the New England Air Musem in Windsor Locks, CT
A-26C Invader "Reida Rae" S/N 43-22499 at the New England Air Musem in Windsor Locks, CT
A-26C Invader S/N 43-22499 at the New England Air Musem
A-26C Invader "Reida Rae" S/N 43-22499 at the New England Air Musem in Windsor Locks, CT
B-26C Invader, S/N 435733, on display at the Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
B-26C Invader, S/N 435733, on display at the Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio


Photo by the Greatest Generation Aircraft Museum

This A-26A (B-26K) was used in the mid to late 1960s for training crews going to Thailand for the Special Ops war over Laos.  The photo below was taken at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, after the airplane was sent to the boneyard.

Aircraft 64-17679, "Special Kay", was used at England Air Force Base (EAFB) in Alexandria, La, and at Hurlburt Field in Florida for training. It is now being restored to flight at the Greatest Generation Aircraft Museum (GGAM) at Meacham Field, Ft Worth, TX.  The airplane will be returned to the same colors she wore at England AFB, and bear the IF tail code.  She is the last flying AF modified A-26A left. 

Greatest Generation Aircraft is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Foundation, located at the south end of Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas. Other planes in its inventory include the B-25 Bomber "Pacific Prowler", C47 "Southern Cross", and a CG4A Waco Glider. The organization offers memberships, rides, gift certificates for flight experiences, SIC/PIC training and more.

Douglas A-26A / B-26K S/N 64-17679A at Davis-Monthan AMARG (Photo by GGAM)
Douglas A-26A / B-26K S/N 64-17679A at Davis-Monthan AMARG

For More Information on GGAM, its Aircraft, and Restoration Efforts

GGAM at Meacham Field, Ft Worth, TX

Warbird Information Exchange Forum on the A-26A Restoration