Massicault

Airfield
Five personnel of the Women's Army Corps in Tunisia serving near Lieutenant J. Driscoll, of the 566th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group. Handwritten on slide casing: 'WACS, 2AD.'

Object Number - FRE 10823 - Five personnel of the Women's Army Corps in Tunisia serving near Lieutenant J. Driscoll, of the 566th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group. Handwritten on...

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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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728838
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Group Gunnery Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 301st Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron 419th Bomb Squadron 49th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lady be good
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 429th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 301st Bomb Group 353rd Bomb Squadron 96th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 301st Bomb Group 353rd Bomb Squadron 483rd Bomb Group 20th Bomb Squadron 99th Bomb Group 348th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 301st Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron 49th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date23 Mar 2017 10:22:10
ContributorLucy May
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Associated images that have '389th Bomb Group' and 'Tunisia' in caption.

Date31 Oct 2016 23:40:27
Contributor466thHistorian

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