ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.
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On board a Handley Page Halifax Mark II of No. 148 (Special Duties) Squadron RAF, the despatcher, Flight Sergeant J Stewart of Glasgow (right), assisted by the wireless operator, Flight Sergeant R Short of Wembley, Middlesex, demonstrate how supply bags are dropped through the fuselage hatch, when flying supply missions to Yugoslavia. The photograph is most likely to have been taken on the ground at Brindisi, Italy, rather than during a sortie, since neither man has secured his parachute static line to the aircraft.
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