A-36 Invader pilot, J.P. "Jeep" Crowder gets a chance to see the enemy up close at Comiso, Sicily in mid-1943. These Me 109G-2/Trops were left behind by II.Gruppe JG 53 as the wing retreated north up the Italian boot toward Austria. Excerpted by permission from WWII War Eagles, p. 131.
(JP Crowder via Dorothy Helen Crowder)

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