B-25Js of 321st BG over Southern France

B-25Js of 321st BG over Southern France

This photograph from the the 321st Bombardment Group's post-war 'Headlines' pamphlet shows a pair of B-25J Mitchells operating over the south of France in support of Operation Dragoon. Aircraft 327742 was a a B-25J-1 and is recorded as being named 'Vicious Vera', although the name can't be seen here.

Original Captions: 12th AIR FORCE WORKHORSES - Throughout the battle for southern France B-25 Billy Mitchell mediums helped to keep communications behind the enemy lines so snarled that virtually no organized resistance was met by the onrushing Allied forces. Favored with excellent flying weather, the veteran 321st Group flew 68 missions during the 30-day campaign.

This document comes from a pamphlet produced by the 321st Bombardment Group after the war, which told the story of the group's activities from 15 March 1943-15 March 1945 in the form of a newspaper.

Many thanks to Christine Stewart for sending us this document, which came from the collection of her father in law Eugene W. Stewart, a staff sergeant in transportation with the 321st Bombardment Group.

 

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 November 2020), B-25Js of 321st BG over Southern France , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_321st_headlines_southern_france.html

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