P-47 engine change. Amendola Italy, November 1943. Where we were first introduced to the P-47.
The engine is a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 twin row 18 cylinder.
Close up of rear of engine and oil tank.
What would we have done without 55-gallon fuel drums?
Our pipe booms mounted to faithful old 6x6 G.I. trucks with built on winches,
probably manufactured by Gar Wood.
Eddie Silks and his Fiat acquired upon our return to “civilization.”
Lt. Larry Buttacavoli, Eddie Silks and unidentified officer.
Unidentified, Eddie and me.