U.S. soldiers inspect wreckage of enemy airplanes on a captured airfield in Sicily, Italy during World War II.
Sicily Italy Date:1943, August 14 Duration:2 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Airfield damage in Sicily, Italy, from Allied "Operation Husky" and associated bombings by USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) 86th Fighter Bomber Group airplanes during World War II. A U.S. soldier inspects wreckage of enemy airplanes on captured Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Sicily. Wrecked aircraft include: Fiat G 50 fighter bomber from 378° squadriglia; A Macchi 202, Breda built XII sr AS belonging to 91° squadriglia, 10° gruppo, 4° stormo ct. (The 91° squadriglia was commanded by ten. Mecatti. 4° stormo ct was based in three airstrips in the "Piana di Catania" and fought fiercely and bravely against Allied air offensive just before and during "Operation Husky.") U.S.soldier removes long ammunition belt from an airplane. The soldiers inspect airplanes in a hangar,One of the German fighter planes in the hangar has a painted picture of "Minnie Mouse", riding atop a bomb, and wielding a battle axe. Close up of the picture is shown.
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