1943 — North Africa
Osborne J Amirault; a COMBAT MISSION PHOTOGRAPHER with the 310th BG, 428th BS
Thursday, 26 August 1943
428th BS Mission Summary:(Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # : On the 26th of August, 36 B-25’s took off to bomb the Grazzanise Airdrome just North of Naples.It is the central drome of a triumvirate enemy fighter bases.These aircraft have given some annoyance to formations that have been sent to bomb marshalling yards in the area.
The Northwest and southeast, corners, the North, West, and East areas were hit.One hangar suffered a direct hit.At least two of the twelve aircraft observed were believed destroyed.Dense cloud formations hindered observation.It obscured the target on the bomb run for one element.
One ME-109 was sighted.It didn’t venture an attack.Some light flak was experienced from small craft a mile off shore both in and out from the coast.
Amirault, Osborne J., Sgt, photographer, gunner (31117861)
(Emery Mills, Shaleigh ME)(NARA - 31117861 AMIRAULT#OSBORNE#J#
ME YORK PORTLAND ME 42)