Battle Of Sicily: Burning Isle

A U.S. airman, back again from Sicily with his medium bomber, relaxed at a dusty North African airdrome and sought words for the things he had seen.

"You get the impression," he said, "that the whole of Sicily is slowly burning up."

American, British, Canadian and South African airmen in Fortresses, Liberators, Wellingtons, Marauders, Mustangs, Spitfires and Warhawks created that impression. From North Africa, from Pantelleria, from Malta, Egypt and Libya, they flew over Sicily and Mother Italy, revealing to the enemy and to the world a perfected pattern of the new...

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