|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1911|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1982|
Peyton was born at Fort Riley, Kansas to a miliary family with military heritage,(Generals & Admirals). His father was a Brig. General and his early life was a series of moves from one Army post to another as General Marshall Magruder`s career required.
By 1937 Peyton had completed schooling and had several jobs involving aircraft design and manufacturing. Glenn L MARTIN hired Peyton as a draftsman in Baltimore, Maryland just as the war in Europe was heating up. Martin was producing bombers for England as well as the U.S. A new requirement came in from the Army Air Force for a new twin engine high performance bomber that would be faster then the persuit planes of the era. After many preliminary attempts at designs, 27 year old Peyton was given a chance to sketch his ideas. When Glenn Martin saw Peyton`s sketchs-----the B-26 Maurader was born!
Marshall Magruder (1885 - 1956)
Julia Graham Magruder (1916 - 2009)*
Douglas Graham Magruder (1943 - 1967)*
Peyton Marshall Magruder (1911 - 1982)
Anne Marshall Magruder Cole (1914 - 2010)*
Created by: LAWRENCE HEIDLEBAUGH
Record added: Nov 01, 2011
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