Added slide photos to A-26A/B-26K Gallery

Today I have added 8 of my slide photos to the A-26A/B-26K Gallery.  From my research it seems that this aircraft was part of the Farm Gate program that was used to transfer aircraft to Vietnam.  These aircraft were flown by American pilots in support of the VNAF.  They were remanufactured by “On Mark Engineering”:  and the wingspars were strengthened.  Even after the mods the plane could not stand the stress and pilots were pulling the wings off, which of course meant loss of aircraft and pilots and the remaining aircraft were grounded.

Farm Gate Wikipedia link:

The A-26A/B-26K Counter Invaders were flown by American 603d Air Commandos … call sign “Nimrods”

Nimrods Link:

This particular A-26A/B-26K was originally built in 1944 as SN# 44-34108 and was remanufactured by “On Mark Engineering” as SN# 64-17677.  The Tail Code was:  TA 677.  This series of B&W photos and Color slides were taken by me at Bien Hoa AB RVN in 1969.


A-26A/B-26K  TA-677. "On Mark Engineering" remanufactured SN# 64-17677 original SN# 44-34108 at Bien Hoa AB '69.  Part of FARM GATE.

A-26A/B-26K TA-677. “On Mark Engineering” remanufactured SN# 64-17677 original SN# 44-34108 at Bien Hoa AB ’69. Part of FARM GATE.


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Served with the USAF at Bien Hoa AB RVN for 1 1/2 years from 18Jun69 to 17Dec70. During this time I was assigned to Detachment 6 600th Photo Sq. where I worked the flight line servicing the camera systems that were employed by all aircraft. After Vietnam I went to Norton AFB and served the rest of my USAF enlistment at Hq. AAVS to complete my 4 years active duty, I went to work for Mobil Oil Corp (33 years) and served with TXANG (Tex Air National Guard 12 years). Now retired and live in Galveston, Tx.. Hobbies: Flying, Sailing, Photography, Motorcycles ( 4 Harley's), Amateur Radio ( WB5VDC Extra Class), computers, & my 2nd Amendment Right,

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