Stalemate in Italy - Europe August-December 1943

1st Quebec conference, from ILN 1943/08/28
Hotel Frontenac at Quebec

QUADRANT conference


   
HS 293 from SI
map from USAAF
map from USAAF

political problems:

Aug. 25 - Germany used the Hs 293 glider bomb for the first time in the Battle of the Atlantic against anti-sub ship in Bay of Biscay, and succeeded Aug. 27 in using it to sink the HMS Egret. The glider bomb was one of Germany's secret weapons that included the V-1 being developed at Peenemunde that was bombed by the British August 17, 1943.

Aug. 26 - FDR and Churchill granted limited recognition to De Gaulle's FCNL.

Aug. 28 - German Gen. von Hanneken dissolved the Danish government and occupied Denmark

Sep. 8 - FDR announced Italian surrender in his Fireside Chat and the Italian fleet with 3 battleships, 6 cruisers, 9 destroyers sailed for Malta.

AVALANCHE

   

   

Harold Alexander, ILN 1943/05/15
Lt. Gen. Mark Clark from ILN 1943/11/20
Kesselring on cover of Newsweek, 1944/02/21
Rommel in Tunesia, ILN 1943/04/24

Sep. 9 - Salerno - 3 phases:

Italy to Salerno from ILN 1943/09/11 - Italy images
Foggia air base, ILN 1943/11/13 - Air War '43 images
Naples entered by Mark Clark from ILN 1943/10/16
Volturno crossed by Brit troops, part of 5th Army, from ILN 1943/10/30
P-47 Thunderbolt from ILN, 1943/05/15 - 1
Weasel, from Life, 1944/11/27
A sniper in the town of Cupa, Italy, ca. 1943, from NA
"The Slow Advance In Italy" ILN 1943/10/30 - top - mid - bot - big

Sep. 12 - German von Vietinghoff found gap in Allied line

Sep. 13 - Charles E. Kelly won Medal of Honor at Hill 315

Sep. 16 - Kesselring retreated to Volturno River

Sep. 21 - Allied advance on Rome began

Sep. 27 - Foggia taken

Oct. 1 - STRANGLE emphasized air power

Oct. 1 - Naples occupied

Oct. 2 - Termoli attack begins

Oct. 12 - Volturno crossed

Nov. 4 - start of attack on Reinhard line near Mignano

Nov. 15 - advance is halted at the Sangro

Dec. 2 - German bombers attacked Bari

Dec. 3 - attack on peaks of La Difensa & La Rementanea

Dec. 7 - attack on San Pietro failed

   

   

   

Teheran Conference Nov. 27-Dec. 1    

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