Many surfaces of the B-26 Marauder Flak-Bait bear the penciled autographs of service members.

Many surfaces of the B-26 Marauder bear the penciled autographs of service members. Flak-Bait was a celebrity by the end of World War II; soldiers left their mark as proof they’d met a star. (Credits: Michelle Z. Donahue)

Many surfaces of the B-26 Marauder bear the penciled autographs of service members. Flak-Bait was a celebrity by the end of World War II; soldiers left their mark as proof they’d met a star. (Credits: Michelle Z. Donahue)