A Yankee Flier in Italy

by Rutherford George Montgomery

The thrust into Italy was about to begin and Stan Wilson, and his flying pals, March Allison and Bill O'Malley, wanted to be in on the big show. The picked the wrong moment, however, to get into trouble with Colonel Benson. By way of punishment, and much to their disgust, the tamest job in the air force was assigned to them ferrying P-38's from Bizerte to Malta.

But no assignment this crack fighting team was on could remain tame very long and this one was no exception. Led off their course by a clever enemy trick, the three pilots ended up in Italy. The story of how they stole a Fiat bomber, were shot down by their own air force and captured by the Nazis, and how they finally got away to join the fight in the air over Italy is one of timely, hair-raising adventure.

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