The Crew of 'Ginger' Discusses a Mission
This airplane is an American B-26 Marauder and the picture (Photo by Frank Scherschel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) was taken when it was sitting on the tarmac of Andrewsfield Airport near Stebbing, Essex, England in 1944. Do you know that at first they received the reputation of "Widowmaker" because of the early models' high accident rate during takeoffs and landings. That problem was later fixed. The one in the picture must not have had takeoff and landing problems because of all the missions it flew and returned. At least it didn't before this picture was taken. Since I was born during WW2, I don't have too many memories of it, except for my Mom holding me up, pointing at a picture of my Dad, and telling me who he was so I would recognize him when he got home. Hey, make sure you all have a great day today, you hear?