Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Trivia question...
From: Chandos Michael Brown <>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 20:21:36 -0400

I learned to fly in a Super Cub Oh lo those many years ago, but am not at 
all current.  Airplanes were the obsession of my youth.  The B-26 had the 
reputation of being "hard to handle" or something like that.  In a less 
enlightened age than ours, this naturally suggested a comparison with, er, 
difficult women.

I've logged hours in the J-3, a Taylorcraft BC-12D, a Cessna 120, a 
Luscombe Silveraire, an Aeronca C-3, and Aerocoupe 415C (if I recollect), a 
Piper Tri-Pacer, and a Stearman PT17.


At 04:49 PM 4/18/02 -0700, you wrote:

>     Do we have any aviation buffs here?
>The bumblebee comments have prompted this.
>During the early days of WW2, the Martin B26 Marauder was
>sometimes compared with a bumblebee.  It was also called
>"The Flying Prostitute"
>Who knows the origins or rational for that nickname?
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