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    Augusta, Sicily, Italy. September 1943. Airmen of No. 3 (Kittyhawk) Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, looking over an Italian Breda Ba-25 seaplane which was captured intact when the port of Augusta was occupied by Allied Forces. The Breda was flown by the Squadron and later handed over to the Free French. Victor Sierra

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