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“The Odyssey of the 324th Fighter Group” from Toby Soto

  • Dedication page of The Odyssey of the 324th Fighter Group

    Dedication page of The Odyssey of the 324th Fighter Group

  • Caption reads, "Heroes to be looked at and listen to as World War I ace, Eddie Rickenbacker talks."

    Caption reads, "Heroes to be looked at and listen to as World War I ace, Eddie Rickenbacker talks."

  • Photo taken in Africa. Caption reads, "A Tunisian family smiles for the camera-man." 

    Photo taken in Africa. Caption reads, "A Tunisian family smiles for the camera-man." 

  • Soldier working on mechanics. Photo taken in Africa. Caption reads, "Working on some axis poison."

    Soldier working on mechanics. Photo taken in Africa. Caption reads, "Working on some axis poison."

  • Soldier getting his hair cut. Photo taken in Africa. Caption reads, "An amateur job is better than none."

    Soldier getting his hair cut. Photo taken in Africa. Caption reads, "An amateur job is better than none."

  • Background shows an image of a place in the foreground with a smoking volcano in the background. Transition page to the se...

    Background shows an image of a place in the foreground with a smoking volcano in the background. Transition page to the section on Italy.

  •  Photo of the Coliseum in Rome

     Photo of the Coliseum in Rome

  • Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "A Warhawk rests uneasily in the face of Vesuvius' flaming wrath."

    Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "A Warhawk rests uneasily in the face of Vesuvius' flaming wrath."

  • Page of photos. All taken in Italy. Includes scenes of daily life, such as cooking, socializing, and throwing each other i...

    Page of photos. All taken in Italy. Includes scenes of daily life, such as cooking, socializing, and throwing each other into the ocean.

  • Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "Ruins of the San Chiara church in Naples. Just outside are the remains of Germa...

    Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "Ruins of the San Chiara church in Naples. Just outside are the remains of German armored vehicles hit by our bombers."

  • Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "Main lounge in the Red Cross Club in Naples."

    Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "Main lounge in the Red Cross Club in Naples."

  • Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "The millionth pound of bombs which the 324th dropped in the war."

    Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "The millionth pound of bombs which the 324th dropped in the war."

  • Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "A group of soldiers receive the Pope's blessing."

    Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "A group of soldiers receive the Pope's blessing."

  • Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "Remember that beautiful piece of feminity, Louise Albritton? That's Harry ...

    Photo taken in Italy. Caption reads, "Remember that beautiful piece of feminity, Louise Albritton? That's Harry Barris, on of the original Rhythm Boys."

  • Photo taken at Corsica. Caption reads, "A jeep of the 314th squadron is among the first off at Corsica."

    Photo taken at Corsica. Caption reads, "A jeep of the 314th squadron is among the first off at Corsica."

Photos from The Odyssey of the 324th Fighter Group, edited by Frederick H. Ziervogel. 


  • Toby Soto

    Air Force

    Served in: World War II