- Apr 11, 2005
Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing them. I love the shot of the P-47's buzzing the Kittyhawks.
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To further what Crimea River kindly forwarded, location is most probably Udine-Campoformido, Friuli.
Is by chance your grandfather Lt. Noel Lennard Johnson ?
Thanks for sharing
Hi Jason,Hi Guy's
I have a selection of WWII aircraft photo's from my Grandfathers memoirs. After he passed away i scanned a few of them and they have been siting on my Mac for some time. I thought i should probably share some of them to places where there might be some interest.
All i know for sure is that he was with 1AD in the South African Air Force, and was based in Egypt and later sent to Italy.
So here it goes... Hope you enjoy them.
Markings on the tail (yellow tail stripe with black borders) are for the 27th Fighter Group. Tail markings also included a letterWhat a treasure. I just found the thread. I am interested the post # 7. Did anyone have information on the P47 with the ? on the tail, maybe a WW? I was also surpriswd the see British P40s in the same photo as American P47s.
My Grandfather also had quite a unique, but eerie photograph of Benito Mussolini and Mistress Claretta Petacci looking "a bit hungry", and hanging upside down in the Piazza Loreto in Milan.
Here are a few more from his collection. I wont post the Mussolini photo without Moderator's approval. Would hate to get blocked or banned on my first topic and 3rd post!
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Great photos. I read (somewhere) that the treatment of Mussolini and his mistress's bodies was the reason Hitler issued instructions that his and Eva's bodies were to be burned completely after their suicides.It would be interesting to know how he managed to get the picture of Mussolini and Petacci