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Discussion in 'Italy, Sicily & Greece' started by kerrd5, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

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    28 January 1944.

    "By the 28th, VI Corps had moved beyond the range of naval gunfire support except on its flanks, and much stiffer enemy resistance developed along the entire front. This day Edison was called on twice to give fire support to the VI Corps right flank near Littoria. 'Very, very good,' reported her shore fire-control party after 103 rounds on a troop concentration; 'Brassed off a bunch of Krauts!' But there were plenty more."

    "Sicily-Salerno-Anzio" - Samuel Eliot Morison, pages 350-351.


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  2. RichTO90

    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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    28 January:
    Patrol skirmishes

    1st AD: 1st Armored Regiment 90%, 6th Armored Infantry (-2nd) 50%, 27th and 91st Armored FA 100%, and other elements 90% unloaded by 1200. Division closed in assembly area as of 2100.

    Tank status: 180 mediums and 77 lights operational, 10 mediums and 1 light in repair, 1 medium lost
     
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    75 years ago today the 1st and 3rd Rangers were told to move to an Assembly Area located eight miles south of Cisterna and prepare to advance to capture Cisterna.
     
  4. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

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    Brilliant, Richard.

    Do you have all of 1st AD records from Anzio?


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  5. RichTO90

    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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    No, that was from the VI Corps G-3 Daily Summary. I used to have access to a lot of stuff for the Italian Campaign, but they are all in a filing cabinet in Northern Virginia now. I just have bits and pieces of notes and such like. I'll see what else i can dig out.
     
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