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served the Navy as Commander of a troop transport in the Pacific. in 1949 he became interested in the development of a small special automobile.

Following the war Martin made his home in Paramus, New Jersey, where he passed away on February 28, 1956, at age 73. He was a member of the Early Birds, the Masonic Order,  and a Master Mate of the Mates and Pilots Association. he had received many awards for his lifetime achievements.

Flying Pioneer James V. Martin was an unusually gifted man of many occupations who traveled and lived in many parts of the world. A man of vision, he conceived the basic ideas of several aviation features that have become standard on modern aircraft. Early pilot, plane builder and inventor, his accomplishments deserve a prominent place in aviation history.   

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