Operation Bowler was an air attack on Venice harbour by Allied aircraft on 21 March as part of the Italian campaign of the Second World War. It was led by Acting Wing Commander, later Group Captain, George Westlake of the Royal Air
Werner Wolf, one of the members of the partisan unit that shot the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The man sounds German. Note the discarded German MGs on the ground (left). He may have been a German army deserter?