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Koda Catalog Number:  
DVD Number: 1
Slide Number: 00030
Image Location: 58 2
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Plane Type: Breda 25
Picture Type: AC ground
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Name: Achtung
Description: When the 308th Fighter Squadron's ground crew managed to get a relatively undamaged Italian training plane airworthy, it became thier own to do with as they wished. Pilots taught a few enlisted men how to fly it, and from then on, it was for enlisted men only---they flew it with great enthusiasm. Officers look on at Pomiglaiano, Italy, as Achtung is run up during a maintenance check. So successful was this effort that the aircraft went from field to field as the group moved, remaining an enlisted hack until it wore out. June-Aug 43. Note squadron insignia on fuselage near front cockpit. Part of national insignia is visible and seems to be from the stated period.**
Photographer: Skinner, Bill
Book: FC 28
Nationality: Italian
Location: Italy, Pomiglaiano
Year: 1943
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Image Path: /Galley 1