Augusta, Sicily, Italy, September 1943. A Pilot Officer John of No. 3 (Kittyhawk) Squadron Royal Australian Air Force aboard an Italian CRDA Cant-Z-501 Gabbiano float plane found intact on occupation of this Regia Marina's (Italian Royal Navy) base.
“Little Caproni” for Australian pilots A school and tourist plane Caproni Ca.100, perhaps of a Sicilian flying club, seized by the Royal Australian Air Force after the conquest of the Sicily, repainted by the RAAF’s colors and insignia.
Lot 11638-7: Operation Husky - Invasion of Sicily, Italy, 9 July – August 17, 1943. Italian Airmen and Their Liberators. Hundreds of Italian aviators escaped from the mainland and volunteered their services to the Allies. Here is one working on an engine, September 1943. Office of War Information Photograph.
World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron: "Mail call." Handwritten on back: "Must read a letter from home!" Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech), Italy, 1944 or 1945
World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group: photo taken at Repple Depple (replacement depot), Cpl. Donald Krasno (4th Photo Squadron - Photo Lab Tech), "Red" Loder, Italy, May, 1944
World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 32nd Photo Recon Squadron, S/Sgt. Jake Jacobson (Cook), handwritten on back "mess sgt. messes around", Italy, May, 1944
The Italian Campaign of World War II was the name of Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe. Joint Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) was operationally responsible for all Allied land forces in the Mediterranean theatre, and it planned and commanded the invasion of Sicily and the campaign on the Italian mainland until the surrender of German forces in Italy in May 1945