The National Air and Space Museum is embarking on the preservation of one of its signature artifacts, the Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder Flak-Bait. This medium bomber and its crews flew more missions than any other American aircraft during World War II. Today, the artifact still bears the patched holes from combat damage, chipped paint, dents, and the wear and tear of a true survivor of the air war over Europe. The completion of this multi-year project will mark the first time Flak-Bait will be fully assembled since the end of World War II.

Learn more about the history and preservation of Flak-Bait, hear from the team, and share your connections with the artifact.