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President Kennedy Flies Back to Washington

July 2, 1963 - President Kennedy ended his 10-day tour of 4 European countries tonight and flew back to Washington. His last appearance, in Naples, like his first a week ago in Cologne, Germany, was a smashing success. The hot and humid Mediterranean city gave the President one of the wildest receptions of his tour and provided a fitting climax for it. As Mr. Kennedy took off from Capodichino Airport (pictured), he carried with him some unexpected satisfaction in an Italian visit that had turned out better than expected and a European swing that was viewed as having proved almost entirely successful. President Kennedy, in a speech delivered at the Naples headquarters of NATO, said: “I return to the United States more firmly convinced than ever that common ideals have given us a common destiny and that the Atlantic partnership is a growing reality.”


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