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military and commercial aircraft. The B-10 bomber was a great advance over previous designs and was the subject of the Robert J. Collier Trophy Award for 1932. Orders were received from the Netherlands, and Argentina, in addition to large orders from our own Army Air Corps. In 1934 a group of B-10s flew to Alaska and return under command General H.H. Arnold. Martin dive bomber, cost-patrol flying boats, the large long-range Clipper flying boats made for Pan American Airways, and Navy PBM Mariner boatplanes were manufactured in large numbers and it became necessary to enlarge the factory. With the attack on Pearl Harbor Martin's operations expanded further to include the "Baltimore", "Maryland", and "Marauder" bombers, and the huge martin "Mars" 4-engine flying boat which was the largest operational seaplane in the world at that time. They set several weight-carrying and distance records. Martin produced 7,420 millitary aircraft during the first year of the war and even larger numbers as the war continued. Another plant was opened in. Omaha, and there the famous atomic bomber "Enola Gay" was made. In 1934 Glenn Martin had been elected President of the National War Production Council. As the war neared its victorious end, Martin began to consider the future commercial needs and started the design of the Martin"202". The "404" transport was a product of 1950. By that time the company had advanced into the/rocket-powered missile age with the production of the "Viking". Glenn Martin's interest in huge flying boats resulted in the design and limited production of the P5M, and in 1954 completion of the prototype XP6M-I, a beautiful 4-jet-engined, mine-laying flying boat capable of speeds of over 600 mph., but the Navy was phasing-out flying boats and/ some of the officials of the company had less interest in their production, especially after accidents resulted in loss of two of the P6M "Seamasters". In 1949 Glenn martin resigned as President of the firm to become Chairman of the Board. As a place of recreation, he had bought a property on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay which he named "Glenmar". It was near Chestertown, Maryland and provided a restful place for fishing, hunting and boating. There after gradual failing health, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on December 4, 1995, dying a few hours later at University Hospital in Baltimore, age 69. He had been a life-long bachelor. A sister survived. He was buried in Santa Ana California, beside his parents. Glenn Martin was recipient of a long list of well deserved honors and awards. He was a member of The Early Birds of Aviation, The Institute of Aeronautical Science, and many /10
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