Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Italy

Photograph of the Ponte Vecchio (Florence) taken on a navigation exercise on 6.6.1945. Photo & Text Courtesy Of George Wootten.

Verona. Photo Courtesy of John Bailey.

Pisa. Photo Courtesy Of John Bailey.

Bob Simpson and some of his crew visiting the ruins of Monte Casino. Picture & Text Courtesy of Matt Kennedy

Leave in Rome.

Photo was taken when we were on leave in Rome 1945. Left To Right. Chas Mansfield, Stan Mansfield, Maurice Harmes, Cyril King. Photo & Text Courtesy Of Matt Kennedy.

Back Street Naples in Italy. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Cassino Monastery after bombing. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Cassino Monastery after bombing. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Cassino Monastery after bombing 'Out of Bounds'. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Foggia Town. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Jerry Retreats Blows up runways. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Mussolini. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Mussolini and gang in Milan. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Mussolini's First Prison German Paratroops rescued him. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Rome. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Venice. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Venice. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

I was representing the RAF against the other Med forces including the US and my specialty was backstroke. Photo of the RAF swimming team taken at the Stadio Nationale Olympic pool. I am 2nd row extreme right. The little guy in frontof me was a Flight Eng from 40 and I think he was on F/O Watson's crew. As a crew we went on leave to Rome and I remember we hitched a ride on a US dakota.{icture & Text Courtesy of Matt Kennedy.