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Massicault

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

During World War II, the airport was known as Massicault Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. Known units assigned were:[3]
2d Bombardment Group, 31 Jul-2 Dec 1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
320th Bombardment Group, 29 Jun-28 Jul 1943, B-26 Marauder
68th Reconnaissance Group, Oct-Nov 1943, F-4/F-5 Lightning

English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 68th Reconnaissance Group

    68th Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The group was first established as the 68th Observation Group in 1941 at Brownwood Army Air Field, Texas, on 1 September 1941. Its primary mission was observation aircraft training and antisubmarine patrols. The group moved to several different U.S....

  • 320th Bomb Group

    320th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 320th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 19 June 1942. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

People

  • Jack Dieterle

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    After completing his training as a bomber pilot at Biggs Field in Texas, his squadron, the 566ᵀᴴ BS of the 389ᵀᴴ BG, was established at Hethel Field in Norwich early in 1943. In subsequent action, his ship was the sole survivor of his element of three...

  • John Driscoll

    Military | Captain | Group Gunnery Officer | 389th Bomb Group
    Flew first D Day mission in B-24 'Delectable Doris' with pilot Graff.

Aircraft

  • 42-3392

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/6/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 8/8/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Cerignola; 89m 97BG Amendola as weather ship in summer of ‘44; depot 11/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-5397

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; New Castle 15/12/42; Assigned 352BS/301BG Biskra 9/1/43; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43; 61 missions ...

  • 42-95742 Eight Ball

    B-26 Marauder

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 10:22:10 Lucy May Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated images that have '389th Bomb Group' and 'Tunisia' in caption.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2016 23:40:27 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borj_El_Amri_Airport

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