An A-26 Invades an Avenger Gathering

The fastest bomber of World War II, the Douglas A-26 Invader had a top speed of 355 mph, almost 100 mph faster than the TBM Avenger torpedo bomber flying in formation with it (and 140 mph faster than the Twin Beech that joins them in the air). The video was shot in 2018 at the TBM Avenger Gathering in Peru, Illinois, which drew 11 restored Avengers as well as 15 other warbirds (including the Invader owned by Tim Savage). Those three would almost certainly not have flown together in World War II, but they make a pretty sight over the 10,000-strong audience in a small town in Illinois. (Running time: 1:03) (01:02)