B-25s of 321st BG over Pantelleria

B-25s of 321st BG over Pantelleria

This photograph from the the 321st Bombardment Group's post-war 'Headlines' pamphlet shows bombs dropping from one of the group's B-25 Mitchells during the bombardment of Pantelleria, a rare example of a victory won without the use of ground troops. The garrison of the heavily fortified island surrendered after suffering a massive aerial and naval bombardment.

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 (5 November 2020), B-25s of 321st BG over Pantelleria , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_321st_headlines_pantelleria.html

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