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Convoy UGF.9, a Date with Destiny

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  1. kerrd5

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    Seventy-five years ago today, 8 June 1943, Convoy UGF.9 sailed from Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation carrying the 45th Infantry Division (reinforced) on its voyage to the Old World and to destiny.

    Thirteen attack transports, five cargo ships, two fleet oilers, a combat stores vessel, an ammunition ship, with a screen of ten destroyers and the cruiser Philadelphia, 35 ships in total, under the command of the USS Ancon ferrying 22,000 GIs and 46,000 tons of cargo across the Atlantic. This fleet would become Cent Force 85 in Operation Husky, the allied invasion of Sicily.

    157th
    USS Charles Carroll (1st Bn)
    USS Thomas Jefferson (2nd Bn)
    USS William P. Biddle (3rd Bn)
    USS Susan B. Anthony
    USS Procyon

    179th
    USS Leonard Wood (1st Bn)
    USS Harry Lee
    USS Dorothea Dix (2nd Bn)
    USS Florence Nightingale (3rd Bn)
    USS Alycone

    180th
    USS Calvert (1st Bn)
    USS Neville (2nd Bn)
    USS Frederick Funston (3rd Bn)
    USS Ann Arundel
    USS Bellatrix

    158th FA Bn
    USS Charles Carroll
    USS Thomas Jefferson
    USS William P. Biddle
    USS Susan B. Anthony
    USS Procyon




    Dave
     
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    I do not know why, but with my IPad I could not get yours to open. I tried it in Google and it worked, but even when I posted it here and previewed it I couldn’t get it to open either. Maybe just my iPad.
     
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    It took about 15 seconds to start, but the video works on my iPad2.


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