MEN AT WAR: Look at Those G.I. Shoes!

Waggling its wings, a German Messerschmitt 109 skimmed in low and fast to the huge air base of the Fifteenth Air Force Headquarters in Italy. U.S. gunners held their fire. Reason: a U.S. flag was painted crudely on the fuselage, white stars daubed on the wings. The plane landed, braked to a stop. Tall, handsome Captain Carl Cantacuzino of the Rumanian Air Force climbed out. To the crowd of airmen who ran up, he said: "I have somebody here you'll be glad to see."

He unfastened the fuselage plate of the radio compartment....

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