B-25 Mitchell bomber of the 405th Bomb Squadron “Green Dragons” employing the skip-bombing technique against enemy shipping, southwest Pacific, 1944-45.

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Oct 2015 06:48:57 PM


North American B-25 Mitchell of the 405th Bomb Squadron, "Green Dragons" of the 38th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force makes a low level skip bombing attack against Japanese shipping. The unit was activated on Jan. 15, 1941 and flew the both the B-25 and B-26 medium bombers.

The group operated from bases in Australia and
New Guinea attacking Japanese shipping, supply areas and other targets.


What is skip bombing: low level, high speed attack on shipping, bombs dropped would hit the water and skip across the surface until hitting the enemy ship. This was used and gave a much higher percentage of hits than trying to bomb from altitude.

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18 Sep 2021 08:01:24 AM

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3. Anonymous says:
27 Apr 2023 08:41:28 PM

My father Sam Mazzara was in that turret !

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