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Sunny Italy

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034881
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038841 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0011
Sunny Italy

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This chapter focuses on naval aviation in the Mediterranean. Of all the Navy's aviation officers, John Callan proved most committed to active operations in Italy. Given his close personal associations, long experience in the country, and sympathetic understanding of national priorities, Callan went to great lengths to assure that Americans behaved in a respectful manner and did not take their hosts for granted. As commanding officer, Callan dealt with a wide variety of issues. One related to the selection of officers for the new stations.

Keywords: naval aviation; Mediterranean; aviation officer; John Callan; Northern Bombing Group; central Italy

Chapter.  12603 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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