Despite its reputation as a "widow maker", the B-26 proved to be a great bomber and a truly safe airplane. When the final numbers were in, the Marauder held the record for the lowest combat loss rate of all bombers, less than one-half of one percent. This painting shows the B-26 "Flak Bait" pulling up and away after making an attack run on a German V-1 launching site.  "Flak Bait" flew no less than 202 combat missions and is now on display in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.