The 321st Bombardment Group consisted of four Squadrons – the 445th, 446th, 447th, and 448th. They deployed to North Africa as part of the 12th Air Force and began combat operations in March, 1943. They fought throughout the Italian Campaign and in support of the invasion of Southern France, receiving two Distinguished Unit Citations.
Most of the photographs here were taken during the Summer of 1944 when the Group was operating from Corsica. The photographer focused on the nose art and mission scoreboards. Many of the paintings are the work of an exceptionally talented artist so be advised that some might consider a few of the renderings to be a bit risqué.
Modelers note that these B-25Js were delivered in overall natural metal finish and several aircraft had the uppersurfaces camouflaged in the field. The color appears very dark, much darker than the standard Olive Drab used on most USAAF aircraft. I am curious to hear opinions on this color.
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