11.29.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Deadly Trio
Acme News photo, dated February 27, 1943

Three Douglas A-20B Havoc attack bombers, most likely from the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force (based on the tail number assignments), are shown in flight over Tunisia, North Africa. The tail number of the nearest aircraft is (4)1-3011, and -57 and -43 are alongside. Note the "home-brew" mottled camouflage paint scheme. All planes have what appears to be squadron nose art as well.

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