In September 1943 the first A-26Bs were delivered.
Used towards the end in World War II, but also used in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Sixty seven were lost in European operations and seven enemy planes were shot down by the A-26 Invaders.
The first four A-26Bs used in combat were in New Guinea with the 13th Bombardment Squadron. Low-level sorties were unpopular.
United Kingdom / Europe
Eighteen A-26s were received by the 553rd Bomb Squadron in Great Dunmow, England.
The first mission of the A-26s was on November 9, 1944, with the 9th Air Froce.
11,567 missions were flown and 18,054 tons / 18,344 tonnes bombs dropped.
One aircraft was credited with a probable kill of a Me 262 jet fighter.
There were three A-26 USAAF bomb groups that were used against the Japanese on Okinawa, Taiwan, and mainland Japan.
88 A-26Cs were supplied to the United States Navy.
The A-26 was changed to the B-26 and was used in the Korean War with 60,096 sorties flown. There were 1,054 B-26s still available. Damage inflicted on the enemy was 38,500 vehicles, 3,700 railway cars, 406 train engines, and seven planes.
B-26Bs and B-26Cs that were in Air National Guard units were used in Vietnam as night ground attackers. Additional models were used in counter-insurgency operations.
The final B-26 (a staff transport) was retired in 1972.