Monthly Archives: October 2015

WAMM Leader and WWII veteran Albert Baxter dies at 89

B-26 Marauder veteran Albert E. Baxter died October 30 at the age of 89. Baxter was a Marauder "grease monkey" in WWII and then was a VIP for the WAMM ( Washington Area Marauder Men) located at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Virginia. He helped create the WAMM Memorials exhibit at the Udar-Hazy facility in Chantilly. See photos of him in a "Smile Box" slide show presentation by clicking on the following link: [caption id="attachment_1297" align="alignnone" width="300"]Albert E. Baxter  1926-2015 Albert E. Baxter

Barbara and Steve attend Marauder 2015 reunion in Tucson Arizona

Barbara and I attended the October 1-3 B-26 Marauder reunion held this year in Tucson, Arizona. About 90 MHS (Marauder Historical Society) members attended the three day event which included about a dozen WWII Marauder veterans and their families. During the second day of the reunion, participants were driven on a bus to the Pima Air and Space Museum and nearby AMARG boneyard of retired aircraft. We stayed in the luxurious Loews Ventana Canyon Resort ( a four star hotel) and ended the reunion with speaker former Texas Lt Governor David Dewhurst who is instrumental in the expansion of the Utah B-26 Museum with his Marauder father as a main feature. .....[caption id="attachment_1287" align="alignnone" width="300"]Martinsburg and Memphis C-5s retired at the Arizona boneyard Martinsburg and Memphis C-5s retired at the Arizona boneyard[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignnone" width="300"]WWII B-26 veteran Stan Welsh stands by his B-26 photo he took in WWII at... 						
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