The Castle at Villafranca (Page 128)

The airfield’s war diary records that in 1944 the tower of Villafranca Castle was the post for an air raid reporting spotter:


(Below) The Castle, photographed by Brian Beale in August 2001:



For "Focke-Wulfs bombed Forlė town, hitting the Main HQ of Eighth Army" read "Focke-Wulfs bombed Forlė tow and in Cesena Eighth Army’s main telephone exchange was hit". [Source: National Archives AIR 24/443, Operations Record Book, Desert Air Force, October 1943–December 1944).

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