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Spitfires sharing an airfield with Douglas A-20 Havocs get a taste of “sunny” Italy. The winter season of 1944-1945 was remembered as particularly wet and muddy. Due to the widespread use of airfield surfacing materials, the air operations towards the end of the war could continue regardless of the conditions such as this.
Perhaps someone would help to identify the place and the Spitfires shown. The photo is dated 22 February 1945. [US National Archives]