Douglas A-20C, 42-33229 ‘A’, flys over the target area as bombs explode on enemy armoured units on the slopes of Djebel Bou Kournine, Tunisia, during a raid by 30 Bostons of No. 326 Wing RAF against 10th Panzer Division units which were holding up the advance of the 6th Armoured Division to Tunis. 1942
This is Maj. Raymond Wilkins' last mission over Simpson Harbor on Nov. 2, 1943. The painting itself (done by Jack Fellows) will be published in one of our books on the 3rd Bomb Group. If you want to know more about this raid or about how Wilkins received a posthumous Medal of Honor, we wrote a post about it on our blog: https://airwarworldwar2.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/bloody-tuesday/
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