Reply To: 57th Field Regt Royal Artillery

Frank de PlantaFrank de Planta


57 Fd Regt RA were in neither 46 nor 56 Inf Divs at Salerno so they had to have been part of an AGRA. I have them in Italy on a record taken on 30 Sep 43 so it is very likely that they did land on 9 Sep 43 as part of the Salerno operation. I also have them still in Italy on 10 Apr 44 and 13 May 45.

I also have them in the US Fifth Army record of units under command and that confirms that they were at both Salerno and Anzio.

They fired 25 pounders.