To use an RAF expression, some poor pilot “pranged his bloody kite.”
Looking out at our surroundings from the cockpit.
While we were in southern Italy somebody “scrounged up” a civilian aircraft. – “CATO”.
Getting CATO ready for a flight.
Aerial view from CATO.
Italian roads with their winding curves provided many choke points.
Hairpin curves like this gave large military vehicles lots of trouble and slowed convoys to a crawl. Note steepness of hill.
Mountainous roads were little more than a series of hairpin curves and switchbacks.
Local village taken from CATO.
A landing strip somewhere.