The Martin Star published monthly by the Glenn L. Martin Company, Baltimore, Md. The format is 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has an average of 20 to 24 pages.
|The Martin Star 1942 02|
Vol. 1 No. 1 ....... Articles Inside: ... A Message From the Chief ..... Hitch Your Wagon ..... High Stakes ..... Now We Have Reached Our Full Growth - Martin Prepared Early ..... Ship With Wings ..... Photo Pages ..... Box Kites to Bombers - How Nation's Oldest Plane Firm Became Also One of the Largest ..... We had with Us Yesterday - Guests at Martin ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... Sports and Recreation - World's Biggest Bowling League ..... News From the War Fronts [ Dutch Bomb Two Jap Warships, Two Transports - When Cairo was Worried - Dutch Sink Jap Transport - Marylands Beat Messerschmitts ] ..... The Big Broadcast...Better Late Than Never ..... Guardians of Our Safety By E. A. Schurman "Chief of Protection"
|The Martin Star 1942 03|
Vol. 1 No. 2 ....... Cover: "Take 'Em Army". ....... Articles Inside: ... A Quarter Century of "Know How" ( Joseph Tracy Hartson ) ..... Block that Whisper! ..... A Personal Message by R. M. Jones, Colonel, Air Corps, Eastern District Supervisor ..... Martin Developments...They Have Eased the Load ..... "Mariner" Makes Bow ..... News From the War Fronts - "Baltimores" Offer No Comfort to Axis - Philippine Clipper's Hair-Raise at Wake - Hitler's Headaches ..... Box Kites to Bombers - How Prairie Winds Carried the Destiny of Glenn L. Martin ( Chapter I ) ..... Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... Colorful Machinists ..... Sports and Recreation - Cage Loops Improving ..... We had with Us Yesterday - Guests at Martin ..... New U.S.O. Building Opened ..... First Ford Engines Take Wing on B-26 ..... Guns in Last War, Tools in This One ..... Martin's Magic Carpets...Materials Take to the Air ..... Perrin Field Dedicated ..... Women at Work
|The Martin Star 1942 04|
Vol. 1 No. 3 ....... Cover: "Mars" Plays Pickaback....... Articles Inside: ... Martin's Man o'Manufacturing ( Harry F. Vollmer ) .....
Security By Captain N. H. White, Jr., U.S.N. .....
Month of the "Mars" - Colossus Nearly Ready .....
Group Insurance for Martin Folk - Covers Life, Health, Accident and Hospitalization .....
New Airport Building - Administration Center Ready .....
Box Kites to Bombers - News of Kitty Hawk...First Martin Plane with a Motor ( Chapter II ) .....
Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants .....
Sports and Recreation - Spring Sport Plans Made .....
We had with Us Yesterday .....
Robot Effects Huge Economies - Relieves Engineers, Speeds Factory Production .....
Anti-Air-Raid Precautions - Protection Men Busy. By E. A. Schurman .....
New Martin Board a Boon to Engineers .....
News From the War Fronts - The Men who Man Martin Marylands on African Fronts ..... More Housing Soon - 1200 New Units
|The Martin Star 1942 05|
Vol. 1 No. 4 ....... Cover: Scene at Martin Airport ....... Articles Inside: ... Engineer Jekyll and Test Pilot Hyde ( William Kenneth Ebel ) ..... Tempo ..... Stretch Rubber, Save Cars ..... Two Programs Set to Speed Production - 7-Day Around-Clock Plan, Employe-Management Boards Started ..... Nerve Center of Mars....Flight Deck a "Bridge" ..... Insurance Over Top ..... Blackout - Gone Is the Glitter ..... They'll Keep 'Em Flying ..... Photo Pages ..... The Contact Man Keeps the Home Front Happy ..... Box Kites to Bombers - The First Plane and First Plant of Martin Company ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... Sports and Recreation - Engineering "Wings" Grab Cage Title ..... Teams Which Figured Behind Wings of Engineering in the Glenn L. Martin Basketball Championship Play-Off ..... We Had With Us Yesterday - Guests at Martin ..... Building Bombers A Family Affair ..... From the War Fronts ..... It Can Happen Here...Be Careful!
|The Martin Star 1942 06|
Vol. 1 No. 5 ....... Cover: Martin Whirligig ....... Articles Inside: ... From Warfront to Production Front ( Harry T. Rowland ) ..... Our Answer ..... American Design Award to Martin - Top Honors to Plane Builder For Big-Boat Development ..... B-26 Outfights Zeros in Raids ..... Photo Pages ..... Chiefs Laud 7-Day Week ..... "Shake & Shudder" Boys Feel Mars' Flutter Pulse ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants - 1000 Sign For First Aid ..... Sports and Recreation - Softball Loop Has 150 Teams ..... Box Kites to Bombers - Prize Monies Kept Martin Firm Afloat..The Catalina Flight ( Chapter IV ) ..... From the Warfronts [ PBM-1 Lands In 12-Foot Sea - Housing Projects Well Under Way - AMCO "Steps on it" ] ..... Production Drive.....Committees Formed
|The Martin Star 1942 07|
Vol. 1 No. 6 ....... Cover: "Retreat". ....... Articles Inside: ... He Holds the Purse Strings ( Myron G. Shook - Treasurer ) ..... Mareng Cells as Solution to Fuel Shortage ..... Martin Gift for Air Research - Martin endows $450,000 to Institute Lab in honor of his mother ( Mrs. Minta Martin ) ..... "College of B-26 Knowledge" - Army enrolls 500 in maintenance school ..... Heroes Talk to Martineers ( Capt. Hewitt T. Wheless and Lt. Joseph A. Jaap ) ..... News from Nebraska ..... Our Two New Executives ( Waid V. Clark and Thomas J. Dunnion ) ..... Aero Acres Center Ready ..... Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... New Bus Service - Seven more routes with almost 90 buses adds 10,000 employees ..... Sports and Recreation - Battle of Wits at USO Ends in Tie ..... Box Kites to Bombers - How Glenn Martin opened new vista of war with bombs ( Chapter V ) ..... From the Warfronts [ B-26 Emerges as a Powerful Torpedo Ship - Martin 167 a gallent Ship ] ..... We had with Us Yesterday - Guests at Martin..... Air-Raid Instructions
|The Martin Star 1942 08|
Vol. 1 No. 7 ....... Cover: Mars ....... Articles Inside: ... He Gets 'Em Flying ( Thomas B. Soden - Factory Manager ) ..... Mars in Maiden Voyage - July 3rd ..... Giant Flying Ship Supercharged and Air Conditioned ..... Mars Opens an Epoch - Hailed as War Cargo Answer ..... Martin's Wage Rate - $46.75 per week verses $36.15 manufacturing nation wide ..... Scrap Campaign Lauded ..... John A. Slowik is Honored ..... Car Pooling Sets Record ..... Inspectors' School Opened ..... Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... The Plant in Pictures ..... Nebraska and Ohio ..... Gasoline in Box Cars - Mareng Cell May Provide Fuel Answer ..... Naval Commander's Wife, Bombed Out of Hawaii, Now Martineer ( Mrs. Pauline Bell ) ..... Suggestion Prize-Winners ..... Box Kites to Bombers - Martin's Bomber Showed Army the Future --- in 1913 ( Chapter VI ) ..... Martin Golfers Qualify ..... Sports and Recreation - Girls of Plant 2 Crowned Champs of Martin League ..... From the Warfronts [ RAF Veteran Lauds Martins ( Squadron Leader Michael Lowry ) ..... U.S. Air Power Called Key to Allied Victory ..... Maryland Writes a Heroic Chapter - From Mediterranean campaign
|The Martin Star 1942 09|
Vol. 1 No. 8 ....... Cover: Purple Martin ....... Articles Inside: ... People are His Problem ( Daniel W. Siemon - Director of Personnel ) ..... Mareng Cell in Box Car - May Solve Oil Problem ..... Plant 2 Second Shift Crews Win Praise for Air-Raid Drill Efficiency ..... Badge of Honor - The Purple Martin ..... Patent Plan Opens Door to Profits - Seven Martin Men Among Company Inventors ..... They Say of Us ..... Minute Biographies ( Capt. Newton Harris White, Jr and Capt. Hadley V. Saehlenou ) ..... The Speed of Air Cargo...In 1923 ..... News from the War Fronts - How B-26's Smote Japs in Aleutians ..... Mars Model Wins Maker a New Job ( George Hartman ) ..... We Had With Us Yesterday ..... Photo Pages ..... Posters Spur Production ..... Box Kites to Bombers - Multi-Passenger Plane and First Free-Fall 'Chute ( Chapter VII ) ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... News from Nebraska ..... General Arnold on the Topic of Your B-26 - Too Tough for Japs to Handle, He Says ..... Sports and Recreation - Stewart Wins Golf Tourney Over Fowler ..... Upgrading: Education Comes of Age - Pioneer Beginnings Bring a Gigantic Training Plan
|The Martin Star 1942 11|
Vol. 1 No. 10 ....... Cover: Subs Beware! ....... Articles Inside: ... From Autos to Airplanes ( Lincoln Robert Scafe ) ..... Give Thanks ..... Plane Firms in East Form New Council - Eight companies to cooperate for full production ..... Accident Record Still Improving ..... Martineers Take Parts in New Film - "This is America" Soon to be Released ..... Baltimores are Still Writing Saga in Africa ..... British Aircraft Makers Visit Martin Plants - Leaders Study Methods as Part of National Inspection Tour ..... First Year for Martin Girls ..... Navy Fliers Under Byrne Study 'Mars' - First of Three Crews Get "Biggest Ship" Training ..... Brother's Death Steels Girl Worker ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... We Had With Us Yesterday ..... Mars Lauded by Rep. Cole ..... Eighteen Suggestion Awards to Workers ..... News from the War Plants - 187's Writing Brave Saga In Desert Fight - Arnold Praises Nebraska ..... Box Kites to Bombers - World War Aircraft Debacle and the "Martin Bomber" ( Chapter IX ) ..... Sports and Recreation - Third Shifters Given Trophy - Basketball Teams Ready ..... Meet Mrs. Palewick: She Feeds an Army Every Day ..... Scrap Campaign Wins WPB Praise ..... Minute Biographies ( Charles Rideout Shawyer and William E. Wood ) ..... An Appeal for Safety ..... Production Rate Shown ..... Three R's for Women Workers - Fair Martineers Quick to Learn in New Courses
|The Martin Star 1942 12|
Vol. 1 No. 11 ....... Cover: December 7, 1941 ....... Articles Inside: ... Brief Life of a Hero ( Donald Davidson ) ..... The Year ..... These We Must Avenge ..... These Look to Americans ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... Photo Pages ..... A Report on Britain's Fighting Spirit - Vice-President Ken Ebel Returns from Trip to England ..... Six Army Dogs Help Plant Protection ..... Box Kites to Bombers - World War I Record...Rabbit Out of Hat ( Chapter X ) ..... From the Warfronts - B-26's Cared for by a Pair of Buddhas ..... Charles Day Renews Ties with Martin - Leaves Army for Post in Nebraska ..... Sports and Recreation - Many Basketball Stars are Active - Water Skiers Close Third Season ..... Three Safety Engineers Given Certificates ..... Here's How Work Simplification Works
|The Martin Star 1943 01|
Vol. 1 No. 12 ....... Cover: Martineers who posed for the cover on this issue of the STAR are, from left to right: Isabelle Greenlay, Cafeteria; Margaret Roberts, Metal Benches and Welding; Anna Rumbley, Protection; Marian Willson, Telephone Switchboard, and Leanna Law, Hospital. Third shift photographer Harry Little made the shot. ....... Articles Inside: ... All-Around Aircraft Man ( Robert Young, Superintendent, Plant 1 ) ..... Another Year of War ..... Albert Kahn, Architect, is Dead - Designer helped greatly in plant expansion. ..... Merit Award is Presented to 29 Men and Women ..... Plan to Add Special Lab for Tests - "Cold Room" and "Altitude Chamber" to be built ..... Scope of War Effort Amazes Polish Premier - Leader of exiled government is Plant Visitor ( Premier Wladyslaw Sikorski ) ..... Transportation Covers Million Miles a Year ..... Martin Hospitals are a Miracle of Wartime - 13 Units Equipped to Handle Any Emergency ..... Telephone System a Great maze of Wires, Lights and Statistics ..... New Year's Eve Cinderellas ..... Heard Here and There - Around the Martin Plants ..... Photo Pages ..... News from the War Fronts - B-26 'Proved' as Fighter in Year of War ..... Martin Bombers Need No Escort, Reynolds Finds ..... Box Kites to Bombers - Transport By Air Takes a Pioneer Into New Field ( Chapter XI ) ..... Tommy Taylor : Engineer, Pioneer, Martineer - Air Career Began When He 'Thumbed' Ride 13 Years Ago - Flew Chinese Army Payroll to Avoid Bandits on River ..... Nebraska Women Learn to Build Bombers Quickly ..... What Betty Thought of Martin's: The Impressions of a Schoolgirl ..... Handbooks for Victory ..... Sports and Recreation - 1942 A Banner Year in Martin Sports Parade ..... Martin Company Gives John Hix Cartoon Ideas ..... Inspection Starts in a Classroom
|The Martin Star 1943 02|
Vol. II No. 1 ....... Cover: The photographer who took this month's cover was a little out out of his specialty when he made the picture, but Charles Cignatta has a lot of specialties and not all of them concern photography. Motion pictures occupy much of his time and he takes nearly all of the movies made in the plant. Outside of working hours, he is a connoisseur of classical music, Italian cooking and water skiing. He also started horseback riding, but three spills somewhat dampened his ardor for that recreation. ....... Articles Inside: ... Informal Efficiency, Inc. ( James C. Scott ) ..... By Which We Live ..... With the Vigilant Eyes of the Navy's Ocean Patrol; a Correspondent from Martin's Reports on the PBM-3 - Mission Sights No Subs, But Proves How Vital Our Ships Are In War. By Avery McBee ..... USO to Celebrate First Anniversary ..... New Wrinkle in Scrap Gathering ..... Follow Up Squad Leads 40 Teams in Duckpin Race ..... Introducing a Nasty Guy, the Krudgeon - Gremlin's Cousin Does His Dirty Work on Ground ..... First Purple Martins ..... Box Kites to Bombers - Bomb Heard 'Round World Dropped From MB-2 ( Chapter XII ) ..... Star Reporters Named On All Three Shifts ..... Plant Aids in Plastics Exhibition ..... B-26's Bomb and Strafe Africa Port ..... Plant Firemen Ready For All Emergencies ..... Photo Pages ..... Plant 2 Welder Wins Three Awards ( Earl Willhite ) ..... Woman Chauffeur in Second War ..... Martin Guard Saw Action on Wake ( Raymond A. Swafford ) ..... Surface & Floats' Signaling System ..... We Had With Us Yesterday ..... Letters From The Boys... ..... 10 Peruvians Visit Plant ..... Correspondent Reports on Navy's Ocean Patrol ( Cont. ) ..... News from the War Fronts - Service Men Return Home ..... Part Played by "139's" in Macassar Fight Told ..... Only Seven Undefeated Cage Clubs ..... February Schedule of Sports ..... Sports and Recreation - Ice Skating Champ Now at Plant 1 - Plant 2 Team Holds Lead with Tallest Player ..... Martin Turret Wins Praise in Pacific Theater ..... A Bomber Is Born - Bird's-Eye View
|The Martin Star 1943 03|
Vol. II No. 2 ....... Cover: Practically everyone about the plants is acquainted with the wide smile which belongs to William Neal Siebold, STAR staff photographer, who took this month's cover and most of the other pictures herein. If there is a picture to be had, on land, at sea or in the air, Neal is the boy who can make it. The cover was made during a lunch period at the Army Division, and for his models the photographer picked Jane Kocienda, Metal Bench and Welding; Eleanor Kreiner, Body; Leslie Kilgore, Metal Bench and Welding; Countess Marshall, Body; and Ruby Gray, Metal Bench and Welding. ....... Articles Inside: ... Gambled and Won ( Clifford Evans Roberts ) ..... What did you do today for Freedom? ..... Enterprise + Ingenuity - Michaels ..... Dean Steinberg Inspects School ..... Anniversary Observed By Middle River USO ..... Four Finish 25 Years of Service Each - Milestone Passed by Vollmer, Soden, Kramer, Pike ..... Protecting a War Plant ..... Women At War - Aids in Safety for Women Practical and Keep Charm Intact - Mrs. Jones Gives Hints on Planning War Meals ..... Veteran of 24 Describes Life in Africa at War ..... News from the War Fronts - B-26's on All Fronts - Former Martineer with 2 Navy Crosses Visitor ..... Flying Trips Over World Recalled by Sam Shannon ..... A Vera Cruz Veteran Now PBM-3 Foreman ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XIII ) ..... Photo Pages ..... Safety Committee at Canton is Organized ..... Minister from South Africa Visits Here ..... Graduate 50 in Shop Supervision ..... Artists Desert Normal Lines; Talents Aid in Building Bombers ..... Story of a Fall into a Well ..... Tells How British Continued Work in Spite of Raiders ..... Aero Acres' New Cafeteria ..... Explains Her Job for Vassar ..... Sports and Recreation - Cage Teams Get Ready for Championship Games - Former Dive Champ Is Now Martineer ..... Many Cage Stars work in Plants ..... Swim Records Made By Martin Women ..... School Teaches B-26 Maintenance to Service Men ..... Many New Star Reporters Named ..... A Martin Fable ..... Hilmer in Charge of Modification ..... A Bomber Is Born - The Engineer's Job
|The Martin Star 1943 04|
Vol. II No. 3 ....... Cover: During the Middle Ages when battle was waged on a man-to-man basis and the chief weapon was the sword, the armorers of ancient Toledo in Spain made the finest, most flexible, most durable of them all. The possession of a "Toledo Blade" was a source of pride to those ancient warriors and are treasured items today among collector's trophies. The Martin Baltimore is such a weapon in modern warfare - sturdy, reliable, capable of downing a worthy foe when in the hands of a competent fighter. The cover was photographed in Kodachrome over the Martin airport by W. Neal. Siebold, Star staff photographer. ....... Articles Inside: ... Learned the Hard Way ( G. T. Willey ) ..... A Message from the Chief ..... "It's All Airplane-- ...the soldier has learned to know its voice and thank God that these birds of death are over him." ..... Grem Ricks Are Undoing Naughty Gremlin Deeds ..... Photographic Laboratory Playing Essential Role ..... Two Ships Shot From Underneath Former Seaman ..... Grounded 'Chute Jumper Made New Record Fro Sex - Rudy Warner Baled Out From 25,000 Feet ..... Payroll Machines Almost Think on an Intricate Job ..... Fellowship Church Will Be Opened Easter Sunday ..... News from the War Plants - "Central's" Gift B-26 Rechristened "My Pop" ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XIV ) ..... "Walking Encyclopedias"---That's Service Department ..... Child Care in Wartime...World-Wide Problem ..... How to Get More Wear From Shoes ..... Three Cities Hear Speech on Flutter - Martin Experts Discuss Our Development ..... Collection of Martiniana Has Stories To Tell ..... Models War Clothes ..... We Had With Us Yesterday ..... Watersprite Built From Old Monoplane ..... Neal Recalls Bombing Sub ( Albert A. Neal ) ..... Native of France Builds Bombers ..... Leaders Complete Supervision Test ..... Tool Design Crowned New Cage Champs - Defeat 1942 Titleholders to win Crown ..... Letters From the Boys ..... The Calhouns of W. Va. "All Out" In War Effort ..... Navy Inspector Puts Inventive Talent To Use ..... Wild Game Hunter Now Helps Build "Tin Fish" Hunters ..... A Bomber Is Born - Planning the Job
|The Martin Star 1943 05|
Vol. II No. 4 ....... Cover: The front cover on this month's Star was taken in a PBM-3 jig in "B" Building and pictures four workers performing some of the initial steps in the construction of a Mariner hull. Taken in Kodachrome by W. Neal Siebold, the picture shows Leona B. Fraley, Loraine Hlaston, Myron O. Mack, and Barbara J. Bobst. ....... Articles Inside: ... Wouldn't Take "No" ( Nils Lou ) ..... Letter From London ..... Martineer Quartet Makes Public Bow ..... Flyers From Cuba and Mexico Here On Tour of Plants ..... 4 Latin Aviators On Visit to Plant ..... Martin's Has Own Initialed Girls WAAM's ..... Airfields of Alaska Know "Pinky" ..... Letter of Praise From North Africa ..... "B-26 Fastest and Best of All," Says Technician ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XV ) ..... Cleaned Clothes Save Money, Keep Freshness ..... Martineers Making Own Victory Plots For Extra Foodstuff ..... Modern Smiths Are the Men of Drop Hammer ..... Art Department Envisions Ideas of Engineers in Various Media ..... War Trophies Are His Hobby ..... Mother's Day, 1943 ..... 'Til Their Boys Come Home ..... Names! Names! Names! Great Ones on Payroll ..... Rule Keeps Tab on B-26 ..... Pigeon Fancier Raises War Birds For Signal Corps ..... First Song About Martin Employees Just Published ..... Eight Tons of Stationary Used Daily at Plant ..... Hold Flower Mart May 12 ..... Sergeant Submits Winning Insignia ..... Summer Sports Program to be Greatly Expanded ..... Sports and Recreation - Diamond Star Guards Plant ..... Model Builder Has Priorities ..... Like Fishing? Here are some tips ..... Engineering A Marauder - There Are Many More Than the Proverbial "Thousand and One Things" To Be Done in These Hectic Times ..... Shielded Room to Test Radios ..... A Bomber Is Born - Building the Plane
|The Martin Star 1943 06|
Vol. II No. 5 ....... Cover: Another "first" is established on the cover of this issue of The Star, which is a reproduction of a water-color by John T. Gorsuch, of the Art and Development Group. His work has frequently appeared in this magazine in the form of pen-and-ink sketches and numerous lay-outs, but this is his first color assignment, though by no means his last. A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. All day long he is making paintings, draftsmen's drawings, perspectives and the other art work required, then goes home for relaxation; he...yes, you guessed it...paints. Other interests include a charming wife and one child. ....... Articles Inside: ... His Is No Alger Story ( Morgan R. Schermerhorn ) ..... Our Part ..... Marauders Come Home ..... "Phantom Bombers" Help Blast Axis - Spare Parts Keep Planes In Fray ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XVI ) ..... Soldiers' Hardships Make Rations On Home Front Seem Luxurious ..... Two-Fifths Mile of Steel Cable in PBM-3 ..... Flyer Brings News of Son ..... Navy Pilot Of "Mariner" Wins DFC For Sinking Submarine ( Lt. Richard N. Schreder ) ..... Women at War ..... Wartime Hints ..... Fighting Food Waste Job Of Housewife ..... Making Own Clothes Is Lots Of Fun ..... Two Veteran Marauders Come Back Home ..... New Development Group Handles Numerous Design Change Problems ..... Cornelius Moylan's Little, Maybe, But A Mighty Athlete ..... Esquire Lauds B-26 Marauder ..... Damon-Pythias Role Re-enacted By Pilots of B-26 Marauders ..... "Marty Mariner" ..... Patient Labor And Research Reproduce First Martin Plane ..... Secretary By Day Poetess, Collegian, Nights and Sundays ..... Martin Mittsters Practice Punches For Fight ..... Moe Marauder ..... Defeats Polio Attack to Aid in War Effort ..... Sports and Recreation [ Softball Leagues Organize With More Than 100 Teams Entered ..... Martin Bombers Lead in Local Ball League ..... Drop Hammer Wins Bowling League Title ..... Metal Bench Leader, Once 'Stunter', Fractures Arm in Bowling Game ..... Baseball League Opens New Season ..... Bowling Leagues Enter Final Lap ..... Martin Glee Club Attracting Singers ..... Concert Singer Teaches School Until War's End ] ..... Streamlined Inspection Technical Groups Aim ..... Five Brothers In Royal Air Force ..... A Bomber Is Born - Inspection's Job
|The Martin Star 1943 07|
Vol. II No. 6 ....... Cover: As the men stationed at the Service Training School near Army Division stood at attention for retreat. A STAR photographer took the picture reproduced on the front cover. It is at this school where ground crews are given intensive training for the maintenance of Martin Marauders all over the world. The complete story of the school will be told in pictures and text in the August issue of the STAR. ....... Articles Inside: ... Gets the Material ( Thomas J. Dunnion ) ..... Independence ..... The March of Martin Time -- And Progress By W. K. Ebel ..... A "Must" Delivered - Martin engineers pioneered in developing the power- operated turret and were ready with many answers when this type armament was urgently needed ..... Love For Planes Began At Early Age In Life Of INA ( Commander Robert S. Hatcher ) ..... PBM-3 Mariner Weathers Storm ..... Choir Director Aids In War, Too ( B. Louis Goodyear ) ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XVII ) ..... Women at War ..... Fight Those Moths ..... Wartime Hints ..... Finishing School - MacDill Field, one of the country's outstanding air bases, is where combat teams are trained to fly and fight in Martin Marauders ..... Photo Pages ..... Ask the Man Who Flies One ..... Too Busy Fighting To Be Serviced - Martin Planes So Sturdy They Kept Going Against Axis ..... Training School Turns Out Service Men For Mariners ..... Sound and Fury? No! ..... Calls Marauder Safer Than Jeep ..... Teletype System Speeds Replenishment of Stock ..... Sports and Recreation - Martin Boxers Capture Title In Tournament of War Plants ..... Martin Bombers Cleaning Up In Amateur Baseball Loops ..... Service Men Exemplify All-Out Cooperation ..... All Purpose Plane ..... Mother Builds, Son Flies, B-26's ..... A Bomber Is Born - Ready to Fight
|The Martin Star 1943 08|
Vol. II No. 7 ....... Cover: Taken from a speedboat heading down Middle River, the cover picture, a Kodachrome, shows a PBM-3 Mariner taxiing away from the ramp preparatory to taking off for a test flight. The ship was almost opposite Stansbury Manor Beach when the shot was made. The ramp and "D" Building show faintly in the background. ....... Articles Inside: ... Chief of Production ( Edwin Allen Schurman ) ..... To the Ladies ..... Five Who Came Back ..... Looking to the Future ..... A Job Well Done ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XVIII ) ..... Post Graduate Course ..... Capt. Voorhees Calls Himself A Provincial New Yorker ..... Girl of 19 Directs Musicians Forming Martin Symphonette ..... Chasing Axis Old Story for Baltimores ..... Photo Pages ..... Rivet Team Given Merit Award for Outstanding Production Job ..... Sports and Recreation - Makers of Champions in Sport ..... Women at War - Many Recreations Offered to Women - Care for Your Vacuum Cleaner ..... Nutrition Quiz ..... The Lunch Box ..... Wartime Hints ..... Glenmar Post Elects Officers ..... Two Women Speed Identification Job ..... Women Supervisors Carry On Tradition ..... A Bomber Is Born - Seeing It Through
|The Martin Star 1943 09|
Vol. II No. 8 ....... Cover: Marauders go through their ground and flight tests and are flown away so fast that it's seldom there are enough of them around to get a picture like the one on this month's cover. Photographers Charles Cignatta and Fred Parker were in the photographic ship ( Likewise a Marauder ), busily snapping both black and white and color shots of the formation. Whose was selected for the cover is not certain, so they'll have to take joint credit for the job. The two are shown above after the flight was completed, Charlie on the left. ....... Articles Inside: ... "Axed" For A Ride ( Thomas L. Taylor ) ..... So You Think It's Almost Over! ..... Youngest Air Corps Sergeant Will Help Build Marauders ( S/Sgt. Clifford R. Wherley ) ..... New Plastic for Plane Floors is Developed Here ..... Martin Airport Scene Of Action, Drama - Work! ..... English-Based Marauders Raid Nazis, 8th Air Force Reveals ..... Former Martineer In Success Story ( Lt. Paul S. Bundick ) ..... "301" Is Important Number In His Life ( Randoph E. Bound ) ..... Box Kites to Bombers ( Chapter XIX ) ..... Women at War ..... Lunches ..... Be a Cinderella! ..... Time to Eat ..... Photo Pages ..... Thousands Offered Job Training In Many Courses At "Martin U." ..... Moberly Family Is All-Out Against Foe ..... "Objective Successfully Accomplished!" ..... Tall Story Dept. ..... Former Martineer Performs Ghost Act ( Arthur Stavely ) ..... Well Rounded Athletic Program Is Planned for Fall and Winter ..... Fifteen Give Blood to Help Girl's Father ..... Receives Posthumous Award For Brother ( Constance Fornaro ) ..... New Wire Labeller Helps Build Mariners ..... Marine Department Hums As It Readys Mariners for Navy
|The Martin Star 1943 10|
Vol. II No. 9 ....... Cover: If you want to know how a bombardier looks when his ship is on its bombing run, study the cover of this month's Star closely. Seated in the nose of an A-30 Baltimore is Lieut. William W. Wilson, Air Transport Command. Ferrying Division, and Assistant Control Officer at the Martin Airport. Complete with throat mike, bomb release button, bomb sight and the other paraphernalia of his trade, Lieut. Wilson is just at the point of releasing his deadly load on the enemy below. The picture was taken on the flight line. The back cover is a picture of a group of B-26 Marauders returning to their North African base after a raid on Sicily, a picture only recently received in this country and one of the best showing Marauders in mass flight over enemy territory. ....... Articles Inside: ... Local Boys Makes Good ( Guy L. Bryan, Jr. ) ..... "Firsts" for War; "Firsts" for Peace ..... Marvinol - New Elasto-Plasitc Promises To Outmode Rubber In Many Fields ..... Mariner Survives Waterspout ..... Marauders Can Take It-- ..... Veterans Of Mediterranean And Their Marauders Welcomed Home ..... Women at War ..... Directing Efforts of Glee Club ..... Photo Pages ..... Inspection's Vital Role in Making Martin Bombers ..... Beehive Today, Canton Refused Role In Oblivion ..... Navy Hero's Mother Visitor At Martin's ..... Navy Department Production Experts Watch Mariners Being Manufactured ..... Pacific War Hero "Grew Up" With B-26 Marauders ( Captain Otto B. Maciver ) ..... New British Technical Officer Torpedoed on Way to Post Here ..... "Nor Snow, Nor Rain,-- ..... "Big E" Officer Visitor At Martin's ..... Does Job in 45 Seconds That Used to Take 10,800 ..... "Firemen Save My Job"
|The Martin Star 1943 11|
Vol. II No. 10 ....... Cover: The PBM-3 nicknamed "Nickle Boat" has had quite an adventurous career with the United States Navy, as told in the story beginning on Page 6. When returned to the factory recently, Photographer Charles Cignatta had a Roman holiday taking pictures of the ship from every conceivable angle. It was more than taking pictures, though, as Charlie was using a new film, Auscocolor, with which he had been experimenting. That his experiments were successful is evidenced by the cover shot. Others you'll undoubtedly see from time to time in various publications. Incidentally, we forgot to credit Charlie with the swell color shot on the October issue of The Star. Our public apologies along with belated recognition. ....... Articles Inside: ... Reason For the Deacon ( Roland Lee Sansbury ) ..... Again the Month of Thanks! ..... Mars Passes Flight Tests "Cum Laude"; Sets Many Records on Grueling Trips ..... The Story of A Hero Airplane ( Nickle Boat ) ..... Marauders Play for Keeps By Roger Ward ..... Despite Age; "Gran Pappy" Going Strong ..... Club Just for Boys To Open This Month ..... Women at War ( Flight Captain Miss Rees ) ..... Joseph T. Hartson Elected President of Glenn L. Martin-Nebraska Company ..... Photo Pages ..... Suggestions Made For "Two-Fifty Ship" Save Hundreds of Man Hours on PBM-3's ..... Streamlined Receiving Dock Speeds Materials at Canton ..... Service School Wins Efficiency Banner; First Awarded in East to Factory Unit ..... Harry P. Kupiec Honored by SAE ..... Cadets Choose B-26 ..... Spectograph Does in 20 Minutes What Humans Took 600 To Do ..... Tall Story Dept. ..... Went Third of Way Around the World All "On the Cuff" ..... From Cellar to Roof...It's Maintenance That Keeps It Going!
|The Martin Star 1943 12|
Vol. II No. 11 ....... Cover: The cover on this month's STAR was taken through the open bomb bay of an Army Air Forces plane in a recent raid on Italy and is an exceptionally clear shot. A stick of bombs has just been released, two of them not having yet fallen far enough to be out of the shadow cast by the plane's wings, while a third is just emerging into daylight. It is operations such as this, thousands upon thousands of them, that spearheaded the Allied attack during the second year of the war, and are bringing ever closer the day of victory. ....... Articles Inside: ... The Glenn L. Martin Company Roll of Honor ..... Retrospect ..... Our 2nd Year of the War ..... The Year Ahead ..... The Marauders Came Through By Col. Samuel E. Anderson ..... "Human Modification Center" Teaches Navy Personnel to Care for Mariners ..... Women at War ..... Martin Women Doing Their Bit To Get Service Husbands Home ..... Photo Pages ..... RAF Pilot and Nickle Boat Crew Visit With Martineers ..... English Counterpart of Martin Plant Keeps Baltimores Flying ..... Proud of His Sons In U.S. Services ( Paul Young ) ..... Chewing Gum Plugs Holes In B-26's Hydraulic System ..... Matthew Brockmeyer Now in South Africa ..... Pays Tribute to Wright Brothers On 40th Kitty Hawk Anniversary By Glenn L. Martin ..... Full Recreational Program Outlined Will Give Martineers Busy Winter ..... Former Martineer Lost His Trainer ( Lt. Maurice Barrett ) ..... After Bad Start, Marauder "Coughin' Coffin" Made History ..... The Clean Up Squads Take Over
|The Martin Star 1944 01|
Vol. II No. 12 ....... Cover: The picture on the front cover is another of those combined efforts of The STAR's indefatigable photographers Charles Cignatta and Fred Parker. Both were in the camera ship while the Mars was making its famous 32 hour test flight recently, both madly snapping picture in black and white and in kodachrome. Which one took the picture is unknown. The drawing on the back cover was made by John T. Gorsuch, Art Department, who did the June, 1943 cover in color and whose work has frequently appeared on the pages of The STAR. ....... Articles Inside: ... Began at Beginning ( Edwin L. Zivi ) ..... Straws in the Wind ..... Martineers Fly Over One Million Miles Carrying Vital Material To Warfronts ..... Marauder Is Safest Bomber In Combat! Losses .3% In 100 Missions, 6700 Sorties ..... Mars Flies World's Heaviest Air Cargo ..... The Lady Is Defended ..... Tail Turret Tales ..... It Is A Woman's World! First All-Girl Crew In Ground Test ..... Fame Comes to Martha ( Mrs. Martha E. Connolly ) ..... Photo Pages ..... Former Martineer "In" On Raid On Ploesti ( Lt. George J. Makin ) ..... Heavy Score for Baltimore In Australia Air Service ..... Structural Material Search Afoot In New Martin Laboratory ..... Archimedes Up To Date -- Or How To Load A PBM-3 Mariner ..... The "Coughin' Coffin" Pays Us A Visit ..... Dodge City Grads Become Phi Bomma Kappas of Air ..... It Takes Warehouses Too!
|The Martin Star 1944 02|
Vol. III No. 1 ....... Cover: The young lady on the cover is Mary Curlee, who is making a titration of steel test to determine the amount of manganese. Locale is the Chemical Laboratory. The photograph was made by Charles Cignatta during the course of taking the pictures illustrating the Laboratories story beginning on Page 4. Charlie got some other swell kodachrome shots, too, and we may see some of these at a later date. ....... Articles Inside: ... Aircraft Won Out ( Herman C. Wieben ) ..... Help! ..... Laboratories Are Watchdogs Of Martin Quality, Testing Engineering Ideas, Materials Processes ..... With Marauders In 8th Air Forces ..... Sugar and Spice! - B-26 Gentile as Lamb In Hands of WASPS ..... Delivery of Spares By Air May Set Post-War Pattern ..... W. K. (Ken) Ebel Named As Vice-President of I. A. S. ..... Credits Martin Turret With 14 Jap Kills ..... Lightweight Lock for PBM Ailerons ..... Martin Women, Bless 'Em, COULD Build Planes All By Themselves ..... Photo Pages ..... Collects Americana Books and Pamphlets ( J. Allen Wood ) ..... Flood Drove Her Out Of Business ( Marjorie C. Smith ) ..... Builds Home Organ In His Spare Time ( Art Machesney ) ..... B-26 Crew Plays Santa to Orphans ..... "Personal" Posters Remind Us To Keep Backing Up Loved Ones ..... Can A Flying Boat Land On Sand? A PBM Did -- Not A Rivet Popped! ..... Golf Pro Now An Inspector In Plant ( Harry W. Snead ) ..... Former Martineer Is Awarded Commendation ( Donald V. Easterday ) ..... 'Too Much of Texas' Too Much for Nazis ..... Martineers Serving with "G. I. Gypsies" ..... Martineers Take Active Part In CAP ..... Mars In Active Service With NATS In Pacific
|The Martin Star 1944 03|
Vol. III No. 2 ....... Cover: As Martin Turrets move along the Sinclair Division assembly line on their way to be installed on planes for combat duty at aerial war fronts all over the world, Charles Cignatta, Photo Laboratory Dept., caught the excellent Kodachrome shot on the cover of this issue. Charley is fast becoming as well known for his color pictures as he is for his spaghetti and other "palate delights" ( see story in this issue ) ....... Articles Inside: ... Duties as Varied as Allahs' Names ( Waid V. Clark ) ..... Salute to Sinclair! ..... Martin Turrets on all War Fronts - In aerial combat all over the world you'll find Martin turrets aiding and protecting our fighters in their battle to smash the Axis. ..... Mariners in Pacific ..... Shadow of the Future ..... "Taiyo Dantyaku" - The Silver Fleet in Action - New Guinea Natives Help With Ground Crew Duties ..... Twenty for the Navy ( JRM-1 ) ..... Blueprints For Efficiency ..... Rubber Sheeting Substituted for Grease on Stretching Machine ..... Martin Technicians at War Fronts ..... Requests for Pictures Reach 100 Each Day ..... Martin Juke Box ..... First B-Layout Women Engineers to Work on Drafting Boards ..... "Just Like Home" - Martinettes Find Their Jobs Similar to Household Tasks ..... Spare-Time Hobbies - Boat Builder ( Herman Koplin ) - They Grow Potted Plants ( Charles and Mary Barnes ) ..... Mariners Patrol Over Rio ..... Chief Cook and Photographer ( Charles Cignatta ) ..... World Famous Sign Guest Book ..... The R.A.A.F. Service Boys Have Slang of Their Own ..... Martineer Lived in Hunter's Paradise in Belgian Congo ..... Drop in Foreign Mail Disappoints Philatelists ..... Woodworkers
|The Martin Star 1944 04|
Vol. III No. 3 ....... Cover: Credit for the excellent shot of the A-30 Baltimore on this month's cover goes to the Photographer Fred Parker, who reported for service with the Merchant Marine since the last issue of the Star. A picturesque story of the Baltimore's war activity appears on page 4 in this issue. ....... Articles Inside: ... "Unreconstructed" ( Custis G. Stephens ) ..... People Are Power ..... Ships of the Desert Skies - How the Martin Baltimores Spearheaded the Allied Drive in the Mediterranean ..... A.A.F. Materiel Command - Taskmaster for Industry ..... Machines With Windows ..... Sturdy Limbs for the Marauders ( Landing Gears ) ..... "Making" of a Mars ..... Alarums and Excursions ..... Hedron 5-2 ..... Photo Pages ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... In Her Easter Bonnet ..... Hobbies ..... Brother Allies ..... French Student Pilots Enrolled in Marauder Flight Training Course ..... Commander Biglow Joins Navy Group ..... New Legimeter Saves Blueprinting ..... Signs of Spring ..... Finishing and Plating
|The Martin Star 1944 05|
Vol. III No. 4 ....... Cover: While Henry Combs and Eunice Smith inspected Wing Tips. Photo by Charles Cignatta ....... Articles Inside: ... He Rode his Hobby ( William H. Hilmer - Superintendent Plant 1 ) ..... Hold the Line! ( Manpower Problems ) ..... Martinettes On the Home Front ..... Marylands Now Serve As Hospital Planes ..... Victory Gardens ..... Martin Mariner Saves 48 Men in Sea Rescue ..... Annual Elections ..... Mars Carried 25,000 Pounds of Airmail ( 800,000 letters from the Pacific ) ..... Chief Bill Perry, Mars Veteran, Gives Praise to Big Ship's Record ..... Encore to "Orchesirated Hell" ( Edward R. Murrow and his bomber flight over Berlin ) ..... Men of Two World Wars ..... Martin Engineer Develops New Type Sponson Fuel Tank ( John D. Pierson ) ..... Strawberry Point Site of New Martin Seaplane Base ..... Recreation ( Photo Pages ) ..... Hobbies ..... For Sports...For Parties ..... Mothers and Daughters at Martin ..... Four Artists' Work Exhibited ..... Marauders Fight Around the Globe ..... New Cable Test Device Speeds Production Time ..... Mariners are Multi-Service Planes in Caribbean Area ..... Baltimores ..... Cook Book is now Best Seller ..... Frenchmen Study Maintenance of Martin Marauders ..... Building and Field Department
|The Martin Star 1944 06|
Vol. III No. 5 ....... Cover: Two branches of the Armed Forces get credit for this month's covers of the Star. The "eye to the future" photo on the front showing the Mariner in transport service came from the photographic group of U.S. Navy Public Relations Section, while the Italian bombing on the back cover was furnished by the U.S. Air Corps. ....... Articles Inside: ... Stork of the Marauders ( Norman Stewart ) ..... NATS and the Future ..... The Mars and Post-War Markets ..... Marauder Maintenance Now Routine In Mediterranean ..... Partners in Destruction ..... New Hardness Certifier Developed by Martineer ..... Martin A-30 Has 102 Missions ..... Laughlin Field - Del Rio Center Is B-26 Training Base ..... Gardeners ..... Martin Joins Aircraft Groups to Participate In Sale of Surplus Items ..... Materiel Command ( Part II ) ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... War Time Tips ..... Toolmaker ..... Bomber Trackmen Win Feature Mile at Penn Relays ..... 'Til Our Daddy Comes Home ..... Enough's Enough! ..... New Martin Machine Makes Three Dimensional Drawings ( The Axonograph ) ..... Mrs. Minta Martin Is Hobby Painter ..... Letterrors ..... Wins Art Award ( Dorothea Cram ) ..... Outside Transportation
|The Martin Star 1944 07|
Vol. III No. 6 ....... Cover: The Patriotic Motif of this month's cover is furnished by the American Flag which flies in front of the Administration Building, but the picture is enhanced by the Martin Military Band, directed by Jack Cary, which is grouped at the base of the flag pole. The Band, complete with drum majorettes and the other gadgets of a modern musical group is making quite a name for itself in and near Baltimore. Photo by Ed Eisenmeier ....... Articles Inside: ... Ward of the Warfronts ( Roger Ward ) ..... The Victory March is On! ..... The Ship That Flew From a Desert ( Mariner - "The Mirage of Willcox Dry Lake" ) ..... Praised Received from Army and Navy ..... 600-Mile Winds Will Test Planes Models at Wright Field ..... VR-8 Squadrons Now Flying passengers ..... Martineers Thrilled At Yawata Raid By B-29s Which They Helped Build ..... New Aileron Will Increase Load, Safety ..... 2 Navy Men Perfect New PBM Bomb Rack ( R. Cooley and N. C. Kukhahn ) ..... PBM Transports Deliver in a Hurry ..... "Nickle Boat" Crew Members Receive Decorations ..... Mechanical "Mouse" Saves Hours and Footwork at Army Division ..... Photo Pages ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... "Figure"atively Speaking - Sisters keep fit by exercising ..... Fashion Tipster ..... Letter from Burma ..... Hobbies - Turtle Racing Hobby Proves to be Money-Making Business ..... Marauders Spearhead Invasion! ..... Gunners Keeping in Practice With Martin Turret Water Gun ..... "Star" Turns Up in New Guinea ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Starlight on Aviation ..... "Hell's Belle II" Was Really First 100-Mission Marauder ( All 100 Missions Listed ) ..... "Soup's On!"
|The Martin Star 1944 08|
Vol. III No. 7 ....... Cover: Sons and daughters of Martineers living at Stansbury Manor were caught by the color camera of Photographer Charles Cignatta as they played on one of the recreation grounds of of the community. Happy and carefree, these youngsters are giving little more than passing fancy to the constant parade of Mariner patrol bombers and cargo carriers which go down the ramp and into the waters of Dark Head Creek. A number of the ships are visible in the background, both on the water and the ramp. ....... Articles Inside: ... "Life Saver" ( George Ferguson Laird ) ..... A Year of Anniversaries ..... Merchant Mariner - PBM Is Best All-Around Transport Now Flying for NATS, Say Members of VR-8, Who Fly 'Em From Patuxent to West Indies and South America. ..... Marauders Complete First Year In England; Drop 52,000 Tons of Bombs on 29,000 Sorties ..... With The Martin Mars On the Job ..... Easier Assembly, Maintenance In New Electric Junction Box ..... "Mild and Bitter" Returns, Honored ..... Martineers Are Lauded By WPB For Suggestions ..... They Say: ..... Award of Merit Presented to Newspaperman By WPD Group ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... Sew for Yourself ..... Hobbies - A to Z, Hazel Freze Has Dope On Animals, Especially Dogs - Know What's A Herpetologist? There's One Here At Martin's ..... Small Scale Stuff - Big Planes From Little Models Grow ..... Play Ball! ..... Brighter Paint Is Credited With Improving Safety Record ..... Naval Officer Designs Beaching Cradle for Use on Flying Boats ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Starlight on Aviation ..... Baseball Stars See How Bombers are Built ..... Marauder Men In 9th Air Force Praised by Gen. Anderson, C. O. ..... Martin Turrets Prove Ruggedness At Navy's Dam Neck Training Unit ..... "The Ghost Walks"
|The Martin Star 1944 09|
Vol. III No. 8 ....... Cover: Its seldom quite as peaceful at the Martin Airport as it seems to be in the picture on this month's cover. What with final installations, ground testing, flight testing and the numerous other activities, the Airport is on the jump all day long and far into the night. Photo by Lee Dougherty. The drawing on the back cover is by John Gorsuch, Art Department, and is the first of a series picturing Martin planes -- pictures uniform in size and reproduction, suitable for framing. The Mars will be on the back of October STAR. ....... Articles Inside: ... Flyin' Man ( O. E. "Pat" Tibbs ) ..... You Can Help! ..... Martin Engineers Develop New Transport for Post-war Use; Airlines Show Interest ..... Tale of the Ancient Mariners ( Naval Air Transport Squadron VR-6 ) ..... "Minich is My Co-pilot" By Lt. Allan F. Minich USAAF ( Saga of a Marauder Crew ) ..... The JRM Mars Takes Shape ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... Favorite Recipes of Martineers ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Old Marylandia, and We Do Mean Old, Shown In Dioramas ( Milton Oler ) ..... Collects Books and Paraphernalia On Yankee Ingenuity ( Cloyde Reppert ) ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Starlight on Aviation ..... Flying "Pin-Ups" ..... Plastic Tools - Synthetics are being used for nearly everything else, why not tools? Tool Design investigated and found they could, with resultant savings of man hours and critical materials. And It's only the beginning! ..... Martin Natatress Won Many Trophies ..... Martin-Nebraska Built B-29 ..... Double Trouble Due Japs; Twins Chase 'Em With Martin Turrets ( Dwaine and Blaine Warstler ) ..... Training Stand Will Teach Turret's Use ..... Pilots Learn Instrument Flying On Link Trainer at the Airport ..... Paratrooper Prof. Calls U.S. Equipment Best In the World ..... B-26 Pilots Adopt Orphans ..... Commando Knives Made From Scrap ( Frank A. Keller and Floyd Snyder ) ..... "Modern Tintypes"
|The Martin Star 1944 10|
Vol. III No. 9 ....... Cover: The year 1944 being an important one for anniversaries in The Glenn L. Martin Company, John Gorsuch, New Design, conceived the front cover..portraying the ten most important aircraft built by the Company in the 35 years of its existence. The dominant plane is, of course, the JRM Mars; above it are the PBM Mariner and the B-26 Marauder. Just back of the Mars are the A-30 Baltimore on the left and the famous China Clipper on the right. Further back is one of the most famous of all Martin planes, the B-30 which was purchased by governments all over the world. Still further back are the BM-1, the first Navy dive bomber and the first plane built at the Middle River plant; the MB-2, the Army's standard bomber developed at Cleveland during World War I and made for several years; and the TT, the Army's first trainer, built in Los Angeles. In the bottom oval is the first Martin airplane, built at Santa Ana in 1909. ....... Articles Inside: ... Pyramid Builder, '44 Style ( Paul E. Tignor ) ..... Things to Come ..... Baghdad On Middle River - The year 1944 is an important one in the history of The Glenn L. Martin Company, the thirty-fifth year of its existence; the fifteen of its operations at Middle River; the fourth of its famous B-26 Marauder bomber, among others. It's quite a cosmopolitan center which has grown up around the plants. ..... Martin Teat Pilot Has Flown "Hump," African Ferry Route ..... New "Home" for the ... MARS ..... Action Off Saipan! ..... Star Lighting The Girls ..... Give Us More Like 'Em! ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Royal Blood of Turf Flows in Horses Bred By Martineer - Finds Collecting Indian Relics is Interesting Hobby ..... Business NOT!..As Usual - Flak-damaged bombers are not choosey about where they land, so mechanics of the mobile repair units lead a hectic life patching up planes on a beach, in a field or any other inconvenient place. But they've saved hundreds of ships and deserve, though they seldom get it, the highest praise. ..... Amateur Baseball World's Series In Near Future, Hope ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News In Brief ..... Bauxite to Bombers...The Story of Aluminum ..... Marauders Hit Nazis...But Hard! ..... First Brush With Nazi Night-Fighter Won By Marauder ..... "A Star Is Born"
|The Martin Star 1944 11|
Vol. III No. 10 ....... Cover: The PBM Mariner shown being unloaded in the picture on the front cover is one of the group based at Patuxent River, Md., Naval Air Transport Station. A story about this station appears elsewhere in this month's Star. ....... Articles Inside: ... Master of Minutial ( Joseph Paul ) ..... Thanksgiving ..... V-E Celebration ..... Tremendous Part Played by Marauders in Invasion is Told by Cliff Roberts - The Martin Company's Assistant Chief Engineer found out many things on a recent trip to Europe and feels that the future in the future in the Aircraft industry is rosy. ..... "Old Lady" at Work - The Air Age is already here to San Franciscans who watched, open-mouthed, the Martin Mars on its regular flights to Hawaii. Seeing this reality, they're ready to believe anything the future holds. ..... You Can't Cure a Radio 'Ham' - War halted the ether amateurs' avocation, but they quickly found a way to enjoy their hobby and help the war effort at the same time. Many Martineers are active participants in a closely-knit emergency service. ..... Aviation! Communication! Navigation! - These an many other things are taught the crews who man Martin Mariner transports. Here's the story of how they are trained at VR-8, the Patuxent River station, which makes all things possible. ..... For Exceptional Service - The Purple Martin is not easily won. Those who wear the coveted pin have done something fat beyond their normal duty. ..... SSSSwish and It's Off! - With jet assistance on the take-off, PBM Mariners are getting into the air faster and with heavier loads than ever. Here's how it's done. ..... Hull - Undamaged - A Martin Mariner demonstrated the hard way that it can take a terrific beating and still be sound and water-tight. The saga of a ship lost through no fault of its own. ..... New Tube Connection Developed Here Solves Hydraulic Problems ..... Photo Pages ..... The First 100 Missions are the Hardest By T/Sgt. Paul E. Mathis ..... Marauders Now Pound Targets with Leaflets ..... They're 1-C in the Army But 1-A in the Shop ..... Martineers Trace Family Tree to 16th Century British Knight ..... Fall, Winter Sports Program Is Now In Complete Operation ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... JATO ..... "Hotel de Gink"
|The Martin Star 1944 12|
Vol. III No. 11 ....... Cover: In commemorating the tenth anniversary of the China Clipper this month, we reproduced on the front cover one of the most famous pictures of that gallant ship, made on the occasion of its first flight from San Francisco westward to Hawaii and the Philippines. The still uncompleted San Francisco and Oakland Bay Bridges are seen in the background. The orange stripe across the top wing was painted there to make spotting easier in case the ship was forced down while at sea. The story of the China Clipper and her sister ships, the Hawaii Clipper and Philippine Clipper, begins on page 8. ....... Articles Inside: ... "Legal Beagle" ( Joseph C. Little ) ..... Things are Different Now ..... From 1 to 5,000 ( Photo page on Marauders ) ..... 5000 Harbingers of Doom - Five thousand Marauders have been built in four years. The ship that once was the "outcast" of the AAF is now its darling, the scourge of the Axis. It's been a great help in winning the war. ..... Change It! Change It! Change It! - Perfection will never be attained in design alone, but only in constant testing and constant revision ( Orville Wright ) ..... The First Year - Summary of Mars Operations ..... ...and Still Going Strong ( 10 Year Old China Clipper ) ..... That's a Lot'a Firepower ( Martin Power Turrets ) ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... A Day in the Life of a WAVE ...at Martin's ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Historical Firearms Owned by Martineer ..... Quick Wing Change Technique Resulted from Bet of Pound ( Warren Hohl ) ..... Roll of Honor - Employees Serving in Armed Services that have been Killed in Action, Missing in Action, Prisoners of War, or Decorated ..... The St. Bernard and the Doberman Pinscher ( WASP Doris Marland ) ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... Shady Ladies By Roger Ward ..... Shutterbugs
|The Martin Star 1945 01|
Vol. III No. 12 ....... Cover: The White PBM Mariner pictured on the front cover this month is one of the many being flown by the Naval Air Transport Service to all parts of the world, carrying supplies, mail and men. It is pictured taking off from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and was caught in Kodachrome by staff photographer Charles Cignatta. ....... Articles Inside: ... Designing Man ( O. J. Schaefer ) ..... 'Twixt Cup and Lip ..... There's Reason to be Proud ..... More Plasma Needed ..... "JATO!" - Jet Assisted Take Off ..... Martin Company Gives $1,700,000 to Endow Aeronautical School ( University of Maryland ) ..... Johnny Came Marching Home - Fighting the Japs on Corregidor, New Guinea and Saipan brought Johnny Pratt two Purple Hearts and the Silver Star, plus a discharge. But he's in there pitching at a war job he can do, helping his buddies still in the Pacific. ..... "Leemans Demons" - After doing patrol duty in the Atlantic, VPB-202 was transfered to the Pacific, first Navy "big boat" squadron to see duty against both Nazis and Japs. They flew Martin Mariners, of course, and the "Demons" sobriquet is well justified. ..... Birthplace of Giants ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... The Leisure Hours ..... What's Your Hobby? ..... Sign Language ( Hand Signals ) ..... Trailing the Japs in a PBM Mariner By Bill Hoenig - Bill Hoenig is a foreign service technician of The Glenn L. Martin Company on duty in the Pacific with PBM Mariner squadrons stationed there. Here he relates his thoughts and some of his experiences with the big flying boats. ..... It's Easy...If You Just Know How... - Rolling cigarettes ..... Varied as Rainbow Hues are the Reasons for Forgetting Badges ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... Portrait of Glenn L. Martin Painted by Soldier Martineer ( Pvt. Russell Fatsinger ) ..... Scotch Lassie Wins B-26 Beauty Contest ( Molly MacArthur ) ..... Mariner Cripples Jap Carrier in Celebes Sea ( Lt. James D. Fallon and "Nightmare" ) ..... B-26 "Top Sarge" Tough as Namesake ..... Ten-Year Advance Made in 3 Years ..... P.S. She Gets the Job
|The Martin Star 1945 02|
Vol. IV No. 1 ....... Cover: The photograph of the B-29 Superfortress on the front cover was taken on the runway at The Glenn L. Martin-Nebraska Company and is work of Larry Baell of the Photo Art Department at the Omaha plant. Larry began work with The Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore in 1941 in the Photography Department and went to Omaha four months later when the need for additional help arose at Martin-Nebraska. ....... Articles Inside: ... Landlord De Luxe ( Jan Porel ) ..... End of the Trail ..... Martin-Nebraska built B-29s - Martin-Nebraskans are justly proud of their two-year "on schedule" production record. They're now making B-29 Superfortresses that are helping bring the Japs more quickly to knee. ..... Wartime Gullivers... - So you'd like to be a Martin road man, would you? Travel by air, the best hotels, good food and see America. Maybe you won't feel so enthusiastic after reading this tale of woe. ..... Ken Ebel Reporting: - PBM operation in the Pacific was studied first-hand by the Vice President in charge of Engineering on a recent trip as guest of the Navy. They're doing a swell job, he reports, and crews are enthusiastic about the ship. ..... 50 Million Frenchmen... ..... Mobile Marauders - MTU crew members are taught to show others how to service a particular plane, but they know so darned much about their job they'll tackle anything that flies and fix it up pronto! ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... Mother of Three Sons in Service Is At Army Division ..... To My Valentine ..... Hobbies ..... It's Easy - If You Just Know How!! ..... Doing a Mans' Job - And doing it mighty well are 135 Omaha boys who are attending school, learning a trade and getting paid all at the same time. They're helping build B-29 Superfortresses for current use and themselves for the future. ..... Flak Boat ..... Thompson Elected To Head National Aero C of C. Standards Committee ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... Pardon My French by Roger Ward ..... The Martin Girl ..... Major Congleton Becomes AAF Resident Representative Here ..... Protection!
|The Martin Star 1945 03|
Vol. IV No. 2 ....... Cover: The B-26 Marauder on the front cover was taken over the Martin Airport at Baltimore by Ed Eisenmeier, Photo Lab. ....... Articles Inside: ... Marauder Maker ( Robert G. Bounds ) ..... A Dream Comes True ..... The Red Cross ..... Handymen of the Air - Martin Marauders, designated as model JM-1 in the Navy, have played an important but unsung part in training anti-aircraft gunners. Their crews fly without glory, but without them lots of Jap planes would still be flying. ..... ..."Very Impressive Job"... - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gates praising Mariners ..... Rags to Riches by Roger Ward ..... "JATO" to the Rescue! ..... You Can't Keep a Good Ship Down! ( The 12th AAF's B-26 "Idiot's Delight ) ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... For the Easter Parade ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Dolls and Wood Carving ..... It's Easy...If You Just Know How... - Income Taxes ..... Competition Evolves a Cam Slotter ..... By Their Masks Shall Ye Know Them ..... Top Ice Skater Now Helps Build Bombers ( Frank Dockendorf ) ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... Inside Transportation
|The Martin Star 1945 04|
Vol. IV No. 3 ....... Cover: The two young ladies working in what looks big enough to be the Holland Tunnel are in a tunnel, but it's on a PBM Mariner in D Building, Final Assembly. They are putting on some of the final touches before the big flying boat is ready to be ground tested and flown. They are Elizabeth Karan and Yettive Meadows Pauly, both first shift. The picture was made in Ansco color by Charles Cignatta and Howard Kleuber, Photo Lab. Ed Audsley processed the transparency. ....... Articles Inside: ... Quarterback with a Key ( Thomas Hoyt Jones ) ..... Signs of the Times ..... Get Outdoors ..... The 7th War Loan ..... Giants Take Form ( JRM Mars' and PBM Mariners ) ..... Schools Over - Martin teachers have taught 12,000 men to expertly service the B-26 Marauder. ..... Record of Solid Achievement ( A-30 Baltimores ) ..... Now it can be Told - The Martin Company played a very important part in the success of the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. The story has just been revealed by the War Department. ..... Air Ambulance - A dramatic 2,200-mile flight to a tiny Pacific Island made rescue history, and the ship was a PBM Mariner, which added another role to its already impressive list of accomplishments. ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... For Beauty's Sake! ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Gardener, Movie Man and an Artist ..... Air Grips Tighter Than Steel ..... Now You See It...No You Don't! ..... It's Easy...If You Just Know How!... - Bowling ..... Some are Sports ..... Mariner Brings Out Films of Iwo Battle ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... The Martin Girl ..... Weather-makers!
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Vol. IV No. 4 ....... Cover: Last of the famous B-26 Marauder medium bombers are shown on the front cover as they looked lined up at the Martin Airport prior to delivery to the Army and Navy. The yellow ships in the background are the Navy ships, which are designated JM-1. The picture was taken in Ansco color by Charles Cignatta. ....... Articles Inside: ... Just Plain Bill ( Bill Ruttig ) ..... Reward for Teamwork ..... $$ for Your Ideas ..... The Old Army Game - Even the Service Reps. learn the tricks of the trade in a hurry, as Shorty Mace, Senior Rep. with the 1st Tactical Air Force, reveals in this harrowing tale. ..... Elect H. T. Rowland 1st Vice-President of Martin Company ..... College of JRM Knowledge - Flying and servicing those 20 Mars ships for the Navy will require expert knowledge, and the training program opened here this week will give "the works" in a minimum of time. Here's how the "college" will operate. ..... Electric School Ma'rm - Trainees at Patuxent Naval Air Station learn to fly PBM Mariners without leaving the ground in the newest electrical wonder, which is so realistic you can almost get airsick. ..... Army-Navy "E" Presented in Colorful Ceremony ..... No Bed of Roses ( Foreign Service for Reps.) ..... Diary of an English Woman Aircraft Worker By Elizabeth Stephens ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... Play Ball ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Wilsonia, Pennies and Birthdays ..... Up in the Air - and How! - New non-stop endurance record is made by PBM Mariner, which almost broke the world's record held by its "Big Sister," the Martin Mars. ..... Baltimores Leading Attack in Italy ..... $$ for Your Ideas ..... It's Easy...If You Just Know How!... - Car Repairs ..... Now It's Plastic Tools ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Unique Martinette By Roger Ward ..... Weather is Bad, but B-26s Keep On Flying ..... The Martin Girl ..... Canton ( Division )
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Vol. IV No. 5 ....... Cover: High over one of Greenland's icy fjords is the yellow JM-1 shown on the front cover. The designation is U.S. Navy terminology for the more famous B-26 Marauder of the U.S. Army. The JM-1 is a many-purpose ship in the Navy's service. The picture is from an Official U.S. Navy color transparency. ....... Articles Inside: ... Quality is the Password ( Charlie Pritchard ) ..... What's All the Cheering About? ..... Adventure in Crete - Almost certain capture awaited the crew of a Martin A-30 Baltimore forced down in Crete, but they landed among patriots, had a swell time and eventually got back to their squadron. Another of those "impossible" true stories. By F/L W. K. Robertson ..... Can You Top This? ..... Fix 'Em on the Spot - Navy seaplane tenders are keeping the PBM Mariners in the air by going into advanced areas to make repairs. A Martin service man who spent nine months aboard one, tells how they do things. ..... A Mariner Brought It Out! ( The Joe Rosenthal picture of the flag raising on Iwo Jima ) ..... Catching Trouble at its Sources - The Cleveland Division of the Martin Company inspects some 60 percent of all rough forgings and castings, most of which are made nearbythereby saving tremendous amounts of time and shipping space by culling defective parts. ..... Flying Schoolroom - The Mars, world's largest flying boat, came "home" last month to become a winged laboratory, where those who will man the 20 sister ships now building will learn to fly and service them ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... In the Good Old Salad Time ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Doll Furniture, Acting and Statues ..... Omaha to Tokyo Via B-29 ..... Saving Scrap with Scrap - Scrap is saved so it can be put to some other use. An ingenious idea built a rivet-sorting machine from scrap to save rivets that had dropped on the floor. ..... It's Easy...If You Just Know How!... - Gardening ..... Martin Star Players ..... The Martin Family Album ..... The Martin Girl ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... Tools for the Hands that Build
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Vol. IV No. 6 ....... Cover: The drawing of the American Flag and the two Army-Navy "E" pennants on the front cover this month is the work of George L. Stachnick, Art Department, Engineering. It is a very fine example of what can be done with an air brush, as most of the painting was made with this medium. The top "E" pennant is the one recently awarded The Glenn L. Martin Company for excellence of production at the Baltimore plants. The lower pennant with stars flies over The Glenn L. Martin-Nebraska Company, Omaha, which has maintaineda high excellence for B-26 Marauder and B-29 Superfortress manufacture for nearly two years. ....... Articles Inside: ... Has a Thirst for Knowledge ( Al Bortner ) ..... Proof of the Pudding ..... Voices on Stilts ..... Where There's a Jap...There's a Mariner! - Hitting the Japs from all sides, Martin PBM Mariners are not only establishing some enviable records in destroying enemy shipping but their rescue and transport work are speeding the end end of the Nips. ..... B-26 Is Used as Baseball Simile ..../. Martin Men Will Teach at Lafayette College Air School ..... Songwriter Bergere Forsakes Tunes for War for Duration ..... Genii At Work - "Little ideas" are paying big dividends in speeding production and making work easier for Martineers. Here are some of the latest devices turned up by the Suggestion System. ..... "Carries Her Age Well" ( The B-26 Flak-Bait ) ..... NAF Middle River - The letters NAF stand for Naval Air Facility and mean the men who test fly and accept for the Navy the PBM Mariner flying boats which are establishing such a wonderful record in the Pacific. ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... Art for Art's Sake ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Plane Models, Insignia and Auto Builder ..... Some Work with Heat- Some Work with Cold ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... It's Easy if you just know how ..... We Have With Us from Time to Time ..... The Martin Girl ..... It Takes A Lot O'Talk ..... Communications
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Vol. IV No. 7 ....... Cover: When the original Martin Mars, the "Old Lady," returned recently from transport duty in the Pacific to Patuxent Naval Station and the Martin plant, two photographers flew to a point near Patuxent to get pictures of the last leg the flight. In the camera ship were Howard Kleuber taking movies, and Lee Dougherty, shooting stills in both black and white and color. The cover this month is from one of Lee's Ansco color transparencies. ....... Articles Inside: ... Production Expert ( W. C. Miles ) ..... A Dream Comes True ..... Spearhead of Invasion - A Martin service man. Wade Epperson, reveals some information about PBM operations in the Pacific which have already been given wide circulation. It's a swell job those ships are doing. ..... "Hawaii Mars," First of New Giant Flying Boats, Christened at Colorful Ceremonies - Distinguished guests from Navy, Army, State and City attend launching. Thousands thrilled at seeing world's two largest flying boats in air. Work on 19 others being" rushed. ..... The Autobiography of the Blue Goose ( PBM ) By Earl Tucker ..... This is WGLM ** The Martin Broadcasting System - A very tight little network is the MBS, whose total power wouldn't excite envy in a commercial broadcaster, but it's just about the biggest thing of its kind and doing a bang-up job. ..... Star Lighting the Girls ..... From Here There Everywhere ..... Photo Pages ..... Hobbies - Sculptor, Timetables and Indian Costumes ..... If You Gotta Ditch a B-29...Here's How! ..... Oregon Trail 1945 Version - Today's Oregon Trail being in the great northwest and heads westward to Tokyo. But today's travelers are as intrepid as those of Lewis and Clark - and they fly and fight in PBMs. ..... It's Easy...If You Just Know How!... - Entertaining Youngsters ..... Martin Star Players ..... The Martin Girl ..... Perfect Method of Picturing Takeoffs ..... The B-29 Firebomb - M-69 ..... Oddments at Martin's!
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Vol. IV No. 8 ....... Cover: It takes all kinds of planes to make the mighty Fleet Air Arms of the U.S. Navy, and few pictures better exemplify this than the one on this month's cover. Taken at the Naval Air Base in the Caribbean, there are lined up in the foreground an NH-1 instrument training plane, a Grumman Goose, amphibian, and a mighty Martin PBM Mariner flying boat. More Mariners form the background. The color plates were made from an official U.S. Navy Kodachrome. ....... Articles Inside: ... Terry And The Turrets ( Willard A. Terry ) ..... Testimonials By the Customer ..... Pictures From the Stratosphere - Television programs broadcast from a fleet of Martin airplanes flying six miles up may soon be a reality...and the answer to scientists' need for a wider horizon for "stratovision." ..... Canning the Sinews of War - Army ordnance is now protected against deterioration by wrapping it in aluminum "tins" which will keep it like food is preserved on the kitchen shelf. A good can opener will be an important piece of equipment should there ever be another war. ..... Post-War Preview - The Mars-type flying boats of the near-future will be luxurious beyond all present conceptions, swifter than ever before, more economical to operate. They bid well to set the standards for air travel in the coming years. ..... The U.S. Navy Presents: JATO and DUMBO World's Greatest Life-Saving Act! - Hundreds of American fliers owe their lives to the "team" and here are some good examples of how it operates. ..... Building Planes on Paper - It's highly technical, this axonometric projection illustration, but it simplifies work in the shop and that's important. Soon the equipment will be available to all manufactures with improvements. ..... Photo Pages ..... The Martin Family Album ..... Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ..... Proved It's Not A Man's World - Former Martineer Ruth Jones Brown is continuing the bang up job she did here....but now she's working for the Air Transport Command and has been a big factor in keeping them flying at Morrison Field. ..... On Far Pacific Shores ..... The Martin Girl ..... We Pause to Take a Bow ..... Try This For Size
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Vol. IV No. 9 ....... Cover: How the Martin Model 202 transport plane will look in flight is pictured on the front cover this month by Charles Weigand, Art Department, Engineering. A story about the 202 and other pictures of it begins on Page 4. ....... Articles Inside: ... V-Day Still to Come ( Fred Cross ) ..... The Outlook Ahead ..... Community Fund ..... New Martin Transport, Model 202, Praised By Press and Air Line Men at Preview - 30-Passenger ship has many innovations for crew and passenger comfort and safety and is aimed at "three-cents-a-mile" operation for economy. ..... Flyin' All Over Jap "Heaven" ..... Master of Radar - The Navy wanted the "impossible" when it decided to put radar installations on PBM Mariners at the plant. But a group of bright young men learned radar operation in a hurry and licked the problem. ..... Photo Pages ..... Distinguished Guests See 202 Mock-Up ..... The Champs! - "The Martin Bombers" the All-American Amateur Baseball Team ..... Lying Down on the Job - It sounds like a cinch to have a job where you lie down to work, but those tables in master lines are hard, no cushions are allowed, and the work must be accurate and fast. ..... The Martin Family Album ..... The Martin Girl ..... Looking Inside a Spotweld
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Vol. IV No. 11 ....... Cover: The Martin Mars' ....... Articles Inside: ... Big Job, Big Man ( H. T. Rowland ) ..... Still a Beehive ..... Flying Boats vs. Land Planes ..... PCA, Eastern and Colonial Airlines Place First Orders for Model 202 ..... They Came to View the 202 ..... Rags to Riches - Conversion of C-54 Transports into Luxury Airliners ..... Flying the Baltimore - Very little was heard about the Martin Baltimore twin-engine bombers during the war. They were built for the RAF, did a swell job and only occasionally got a pat on the back in the public press. In a recent issue of The Aeroplane, a British magazine, Flight Lieutenant P. L. Hanson-Lester wrote of his experiences flying the Baltimore so glowingly that we reprint it herewith as a fitting tribute for a grand airplane. ..... Photo Pages ..... Versatility on Wings ..... Tintypes for Peace ( Photo-lofting ) ..... The Martin Family Album ..... The Martin Girl ..... Flyer to Submariner In Hour Is Experience of Ex-Martineer ( Lt. Cleveland L. Null ) ..... Flying Sailors