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Museum seeks outdoors link to aviator Glenn L. Martin

August 07, 2010|By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun

Bob Byrnes writes: A young lady, Anna Koliais, is trying to put together some information for the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum on Martin and his relation to the outdoors. There are bits and pieces about his hunting, fishing and conservation work in several places, but nothing that pulls it all together.

Do you know of anyone she could talk to about Glenn Martin and his outdoors exploits? He moved his plant to Maryland because he was familiar with the Chesapeake Bay from hunting trips. He was very big on bay conservation and was a supporter of Ducks Unlimited, but there does not seem to be much written down.

People with first-hand knowledge of Glenn L. Martin and his outdoors activities could contact Koliais through the museum e-mail address: airmuseum@earthlink.net

Outdoors Girl replies: I have a soft spot for the Glenn L. Martin Co. My dad moved from the Leigh Valley in Pennsylvania to work at Martin before he enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II. For starters, I'd check with the experts at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum (410-939-3739) and the Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art in Salisbury (410-742-4988). Can anyone help on this project?

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