July 31, 1943

We moved our position about 1 1/2 miles west last night. The 11th moved up to cover up two bridges of the Dittaino River. The rumour is very strong that the bombardment starts tonight. Twelve big heavy bombers overhead right now roaring towards the German lines. Two letters from Muriel tonight date June 24 and July 1st. Mike and I are busy today running between the three squadrons which are now separated some little distance.

A Martin Baltimore of theTactical Bomber Force of the North West African Air Forces, flys over its target by a road in Sicily, while bombing retreating German forces heading for Messina. © IWM (C 3772)

A Martin Baltimore of theTactical Bomber Force of the North West African Air Forces, flys over its target by a road in Sicily, while bombing retreating German forces heading for Messina. © IWM (C 3772)

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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