Reply To: Eric Samuel Manning
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10th July 1943 “Operation Husky” Invasion of Sicily by Allied Forces (American and British/Canadian)
British 8th Army landed on eastern Sicily. This lead to their long slog up the Adriatic side of Italy, stopping off at Monte Casino on the way to Bologna in the north. Including the Battle for Rimini, the right flank anchor of the Gothic Line.
Sept 8th includes the beginning of the Invasion of Italy at Salerno on 9th Sept. Operation Baytown took place on 3rd September 1943 involving 8th Army XIII Corps attempting to draw away Germans from the Salerno area.
Not really my bit if WW2 history (my personal studies in Italy begin with Anzio ending on the Gothic Line overlooking Bologna Jan 1945).
Did he have the Africa Medal as 8th Army kicked off at El Alamein.
Surprised no one else has replied.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Chris Harris.