I have had a look at the units that came under command US Fifth Army in Italy.
3485 is sown as an Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company (Q)...
Just read Birth of an Army - a reflection on the Tunisia battles by AB Austin who was a war correspondent with the British Daily Herald....
Does your interest in the ETO stretch to Italy or just NW Europe?
What unit did he serve in?
If you are interested in the Italian Campaign I can help. I am a battlefield guide for Salerno, Cassino, Anzio and the Gothic Line - all of whom...
The Guardsmen of Maj Bill Dugdale's 5 GREN GDS Rifle Company stop in a plum orchard one evening in the late Summer of 1944. After months on...
We may well have tied down good German Divisions but they did a very good job in tying us down.
We should give General George Marshall the last...
If anyone out there has the After Action Reports for 985 FA Bn during their time at Cassino from Jan-May 44 and would be happy to share them with...
I include the Battle of the Hitler Line in my battlefield tour to Cassino so if you ever come over the pond, do look me up. I look...
I will be in Cassino on Mon at the site of the 36 Inf Div crossing of the Rapido on 20-22 Jan 44. Your father clearly survived that one -...
Stamper must have been in a hurry.
The first bit is the War Office 'Crow's Foot' - it seems to have been stamped twice.
All British military equipment was, and still is, stamped...
Was your father involved in the Pantano Ditch incident?
45 Infantry Division had three Regts - 157, 179 and 180.
Not sure where you got 175 from.
I agree with Sheldrake. The Piana delle Orme museum is quirky but it is superb. The vehicle collection is to die for and you can touch every...
Troy Middleton was certainly a good Div Comd. History is littered with the souls of chaps who were good at one level and appalling at another -...
Wonderful as it was as a weapon, the Germans got it all wrong.
Their procurement plans simply could not match the Soviet ability to produce...
Troy Middleton was pretty impressive in Italy too.
I would say that the third one was one of the Italian lakes.
One of the guns - not sure if it is Annie or Express, was taken back to the YS and is parked at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.