SPITFIRE PILOTS DESTROY FIGHTER-BOMBERS OVER ALLIED BEACH-HEAD
Original wartime caption: Two squadrons of an R.A.F. Spitfire Wing operating from an airfield near the 5th Army front had a field day when they destroyed eight FW.190 and Me.109 fighter-bombers and damaged three over the Allied beachhead South of Rome. Flight Sergeant J.r. Andrew, of Sheffield, intercepted six bomb carrying Me.109s as they were about to attack Allied shipping off the beaches, and he shot down two of them. Soon afterwards his engine failed and he made a forced landing just behind the lines. Picture (issued 1944) shows - Flight Sergeant J.R. Andrews of Sheffield [left] with Captain T.R.J. Taylor, S.A.A.F. Spitfire pilot from Kensington, Johannesburg, who shot down an Me.109 and damaged a FW.190.