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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. [[strikethrough]] and [[/strikethrough]] He had received many [[strikethrough]] meritorious [[/strikethrough]] awards for his [[strikethrough]] noteworthy [[/strikethrough]] lifetime achievements.

[[strikethrough]] Early Bird, [[/strikethrough]] Flying Pioneer James V. Martin was an unusually gifted man of many occupations who [[strikethrough]] had [[/strikethrough]] 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 [[strikethrough]] aviator [[/strikethrough]] pilot, plane builder and inventor, his accomplishments [[strikethrough]] were legend and richly [[/strikethrough]] deserve a prominent place in aviation history.