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Edwin Warren Martens, a lifetime resident of Nebraska, began his career during World War II as a B-17 pilot with the 92nd Bomb Group in England. He completed thirty missions over Europe and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served as a B-17 instructor until the end of the war.

Martens became a civilian instructor after the war and opened Martens Air Service in Grant, Nebraska. He restored and rebuilt old airplanes, and built new ones. He helped found the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 562, serving several years as president and vice-president. As a regular at local fly-ins, he won several awards for his work on a Waco UPF-7 that he rebuilt from a wreck.

 

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