B-25s of 321st Bombardment Group attacking Toulon

B-25s of 321st Bombardment Group attacking Toulon

This photograph from the the 321st Bombardment Group's post-war 'Headlines' pamphlet shows a formation of the group's B-25 Mitchells flying through heavy flak over Toulon during an attack on former units of the French fleet on 18 August 1944.

ORIGINAL CAPTION: FLAK OVER TOULON - No less than 82 heavy anti-aircraft guns protected the harbor at Toulon and it seemed that all of them opened up on 321st B-25's when the group attacked shipping there on August 18, 1944. Target of the attack was the battleship 'Strasbourg', cruiser in the 'La Galissonnier' class and a submarine. The heavy barrage of flak damaged 27 bombers but all returned from the mission safely.

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-25s of 321st Bombardment Group attacking Toulon , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_321st_headlines_toulon.html

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