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Additional photos from Vern Christensen' collection. The photos on this page were taken by Vern Christensen during trips to Rome. The daily mail run by aircraft from Capodichinno offered easy opportunities for squadron personnel to see the Italian capitol and its many attractions.

Anyone who has photos or information they wish to contribute to the VR-24 website is encouraged to send them to Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

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Adventures farther afield included flying to Rome on the daily mail runs. This low-level view of Rome, perhaps not that unusual when it was taken in the early 1952s, would be hard to imagine possible today. Visible below the wing tip of the TBM in which Vern Christensen was riding is the Dome of Saint Peter's basillica, and to its left, the Vatican.

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Ground view of Saint Peter's Colonade in front of Saint Peter's Basillica. The Jaguar sedan adds interest.

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Low light view of the Victor Immanuele, the first king of united Italy. Today is serves as the tomb of Italy's unknown soldier.

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View of Castel Sant'Angelo, otherwise known as Hadrian's Tomb on the south bank of the Tiber River. This mausoleum built by Roman Emporer Hadrian in 135 AD.

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One of the many monuments to Rome's past glory. This obelisk, which stands in Piazza del Popolo, is the largest in the world at 24 meters in height. It originally stood in Thebes, Egypt and was brought brought to Rome by Constantine II in AD 357.

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View of Titus's arch in the area near the forum.

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The Roman collesium, possibly the most famous of the ancient Roman ruins.

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A different view of Rome showing another of its many churches.



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