Pilots of No. 239 Wing RAF standing in front of a Curtiss Kittyhawk at Cutella landing ground, south of Vasto Italy, after returning from a shipping strike off the Yugoslavian coast. In front of the aircraft are, (left to right): Flight Sergeant E H Mills of Maidstone, Kent; Warrant Officer H Curno of West Ham, London; Flight Lieutenant L A Malins of ealing, London; Flight Sergeant M W Curteis of Chingford, Essex; Flight Lieutenant L V Flury of Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada; Warrant Officer N R H Nichol of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Flight Sergeant R H Mansfield of Brighton,and Sergeant J Smith of Edinburgh. On the wing are (left to right): Sergeant J Roberston of Edinburgh; Flight Sergeant R W Russell of Carshalton, Surrey, and Lieutenant K W Johnson SAAF of Johannesburg, South Africa. Malins, a flight commander of No. 260 Squadron RAF, led the attack and was promoted to command the Squadron in March 1944.