A Yankee Flier in Italy

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A YANKEE FLIER

IN ITALY

"WE'LL TAKE OVER NOW," STAN SNAPPED. A Yankee Flier in Italy “WE’LL TAKE OVER NOW,” STAN SNAPPED.
A Yankee Flier in Italy

A YANKEE FLIER

IN ITALY

BY

AL AVERY

ILLUSTRATED BY

Paul Laune

GROSSET & DUNLAP
PUBLISHERS :: NEW YORK

Copyright, 1944, by

GROSSET & DUNLAP, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

Printed in the United States of America

[Transcriber’s note: Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright
on this publication was renewed.]

For

AVON KIRKS


CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I Farewell Party 1

II Special Task 13

III Reunion 23

IV Beach-Head 38

V Prison Ship 52

VI Firing Squad 75

VII Rest Cure 90

VIII Escape 98

IX Homeward Bound 110

X Lone Eagle 127

XI Rescue 140

XII Salerno 162

XIII Night Raid 184

XIV Night Flight 200


A YANKEE FLIER

IN ITALY


CHAPTER I

FAREWELL PARTY

The party was about to break up. It had not been very successful. Lieutenant O’Malley had devoured only one blueberry pie. This meant he was feeling far from par. He sat sprawled in a big chair that once had belonged to a Moslem prince, his skinny legs elevated to the top of the mess table.

“Sure, an’ you fellows are skunks, beatin’ it off to do a soft stretch in Alexandria,” he growled.

Lieutenant Stan Wilson, United States Army Air Corps, grinned at his Irish pal.

“They need brains in Alexandria to tell them what to do.” Stan sipped his coffee and continued to grin.

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