A-26 Invader primary refurbishment complete at MAPS

The newly finished Douglas A-26 Invader being towed out recently at MAPS Air Museum!

The Douglas A-26 “Invader” (S# 43-22602) as depicted in this picture when obtained by MAPS.

MAPS received this A-26 in January of 2012.  Over the next 7 years, volunteers put in excess of 10,000 worker-hours into refurbishing the Invader to its former glory. Congratulations to Crew Chief Ken Ramsay and his crew for a job well done.  Over 46 people have worked on the A-26 over the years.

Current crew:

  • Ken Ramsay – Crew Chief
  • Gary Shapiro – Assistant Crew Chief (sadly passed away earlier this year before the A-26 was finished)
  • Bob Stoller
  • Mark Hanna
  • Tyke Bixler
  • Jacob Weiner

Assembly crew – Ken Ramsay, Kim Kovesci, Jim Jackson, Jacob Weiner, Chet Starn, Carl Bergsneider, Dennis Bachtel, Rick Hamlet and Larry Lewis

The A-26 on 11/18/18, almost finished having its wheels, wings, tail and engines reattached in the main hangar.