MAKING THE ENEMY AT HOME
THE WESTERN DESERT—An Italian airman shot down in a battle over Mersa Matruh Oct. 31 receives a bandage for his wound and a cigarette for his nerves from attendants at an R.A.F. desert medical station. According to British-censored caption accompanying this photo twelve Italian planes were shot down in the engagement, eight of them in flames, and this airman was the only survivor of the 35 flying the planes.
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