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Photographs by James C. "Wabbit" Hare
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Beach at Marina de Grosseto.

Beach at Marina de Grosseto.

Castiglione della Pescaia, ancient town just up coast from Marina de Grosseto.

The quarters for pilots obtained by Sq. CO "Gil" Wymond. 65th FS Villa, Castiglione della Pescaia. Pilots lived here briefly twice, eventually moving out due to it being a bit too far from their airfield at Grosseto.

Close up view - 65th FS Officers Quarters Villa, Castiglione della Pescaia.

Hare, Wilson, Atwood, Eubanks, Wallin, Speir - Castiglione della Pescaia.

Castiglione della Pescaia.

"Gil" Wymonds German speedboat being retrieved.

"Five Italian soldiers, who had been pressed into service by the Tedeschi, came chugging up in a motor boat to surrender to the bathers. The quintet was promptly hustled off to a POW cage but the boat is still doing duty as the club's pleasure craft." - "Stars & Stripes Sep. 20, 1944"

After repairs, ready for launch.

The boat being brought to the channel at Castiglione della Pescaia.

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