Port Charlotte, Fla. man flew B-26 ‘Marauder’ in WWII

Another brave airman

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This is John Nemeth at 26 when he was flying a twin-engine attack bomber in the 9th Air Force in Europe. Photo provided This is John Nemeth at 26 when he was flying a twin-engine  “Marauder” attack bomber in the 9th Air Force in Europe. Photo provided

By D-Day, June 6, 1944, former 1st Lt. John Nemeth of Port Charlotte, Fla. had flown 40 combat mission over Nazi-occupied Europe in a Martin B-26 “Marauder” bomber named “Johnny Come Lately.” He would fly 27 more in his bomber dubbed “The Widowmaker” by some because of its propensity to crash during takeoffs and landings.

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