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a group of B-10s flew to Alaska and return under command of General H. H. Arnold. Martin dive-bombers, coast-patrol flying boats, the large long-range Clipper flying boats made for Pan American Airways, and Navy PBM Mariner boat planes were manufactured in large numbers and it became necessary to enlarge the factory. With the attack of Pearl Harbor Martin's operations expanded further to include the "Baltimore," "Maryland," and "Marauder" bombers, and the hug[[crossed out]]h[[crossed out]]e Martin "Mars" 4-engine flying boat which was the largest operational seaplane in the world at the time. They set several weight-carrying and distance records. Martin produced 7,420 military 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 1943 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 the product of 1950. By that time the company had advanced into the rocket-powered missile age with production of the 45-foot "Viking." Glenn Martin's interest in huge flying boats resulted in design and limited production of the P5M, and in 1954 completion of the prototype XP6M-1, 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 the 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 for recreations, he had bought a property on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay which is named "Glenmar." It was near Chestertown, Maryland, and provided a restful place for fishing, hunting, and boating. There after [[crossed out]]gradual[[crossed out]]gradually failing health, he suffered a cerebral 11
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