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ALLIED UNITS LAND BEHIND NAZIS IN ITALY, 16 MILES FROM ROME; LITTLE OPPOSITION (1/23/44)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/23/44 | Milton Bracker, Don Whitehead, James MacDonald, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin, Raymond Daniell

Posted on 01/23/2014 4:59:42 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson

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THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
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1 posted on 01/23/2014 4:59:42 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Eastern Europe, 1941: Russian Leningrad and Ukraine Offensives – Operations, 2 December 1943-30 April 1944
Allied Advance to Volturno River, Reorganization, and Attack on Gustav Line (17 January-11 May 1944)
Anzio-Cassino Area, 1943: Attempts to Cross Rapido and Garigliano Rivers, 17-20 January 1944. Anzio Landing, 22 January 1944. German Counterattack at Anzio, 16-19 February 1944
New Guinea and Alamo Force Operations: Clearing the Huon Peninsula and Securing the Straits, 19 September 1943-26 April 1944
Cartwheel, the Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls, and Concurrent Air and Naval Operations, 30 June 1943-26 April 1944
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Original Allied Strategic Concept, May 1943; Situation in Pacific, 1 November 1943
2 posted on 01/23/2014 5:00:14 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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[Continued from January 20.]

23 January. The 2d Battalion, 126th Infantry, patrol reported many small enemy patrols, apparently foraging for food.

A special patrol from the 2nd Battalion, led by Lieutenant Mohl, left to get some prisoners. It consisted of 10 men and 15 native carriers.

Major General H.W. Blakeley, USA, Ret., The 32d Infantry Division in World War II

3 posted on 01/23/2014 5:00:58 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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The first of these excerpts is continued from January 21.

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Winston S. Churchill, Closing the Ring

4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:02:20 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
Harbor Captured (Bracker) – 2-3
Allies ‘Just Walked’ Ashore on Empty Italian Beaches (Whitehead) – 3
Great Risk Seen in New Landings – 4
Their Destination was the Rear of Nazi Line in Italy (photo) – 4
1,000 Bombers Out (MacDonald) – 5-6
War News Summarized – 5
Russians Close In (Parker) – 6-7
Five Nations’ Navies Back New Landing – 7
Australians Begin Drive on Madang – 7
Allied Land Force Nears Burma Fort – 7
Japanese ‘Tricks’ Related buy Flier – 8
Swift Air Mapping Vital at Kula Gulf – 8
Post-War Policies-VI (Baldwin) – 9
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the War – 10-12
Six Marine Corps Dogs are Cited for Bravery in Pacific Fighting – 12

The News of the Week in Review
First Move Toward Invasion (photo) – 13
Tempo Heightens – 14-17
Abroad – 17-18
Fifteen News Questions – 19
Allied Invasion Team is Planning for D-Day (Baldwin) – 20
The Red Army Pounds Ahead in Its Third Winter of War (map) – 22
Red Army Puts Lessons of Experience to Work (Parker) – 23
Answers to Fifteen News Questions – 24

The New York Times Magazine
Ten Who Will Lead the Invasion (Daniell) – 25-28

5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:03:49 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1944/jan44/f23jan44.htm

Australians crossing the Finisterres
Sunday, January 23, 1944 www.onwar.com

Australian troops on the Finisterre Range [photo at link]

In New Guinea... Australian forces in the Ramu valley advance up the Finisterre Range toward Shaggy Ridge, taking Maukiryo. Allied air superiority in the area influences the battle.

In Italy... There are now about 50,000 Allied troops concentrated in the Anzio beachhead. General Lucas commands. German resistance is light but the Allied forces advance slowly. Meanwhile, Kesselring believes it is possible to maintain the Gustav Line defenses at the same time as containing the Anzio landings. The commander of the German 10th Army, von Vietinghoff favors a withdrawal from the southern defensive line.

From Berlin... The German High Command allots German reserves from France, northern Italy and the Balkans as well as the German 14th Army headquarters to organize defenses around Anzio. Within a week a total of 8 German divisions are concentrated in the area.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 5:11:07 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/thismonth/23.htm

January 23rd, 1944 (SUNDAY)
FRANCE: Paris: Marcel Bucard of the Franciste party (French Fascist) writes in the newspaper Le Franciste, “If everything cracks up, the men from Moscow will be cutting off our heads.”

ITALY: 50,000 men are now ashore at Anzio. A German air attacks sinks the British destroyer HMS JANUS at 41 26N, 12 38E and damages her sister ship, HMS JERVIS. An air-launched torpedo sets off the magazine of JANUS and she blows up with heavy loss of life. There are 162 casualties. (Alex Gordon)(108)

Pte George Allen Mitchell (b.1911), London Scottish, took two gun posts alone and led two further assaults before being killed - by a soldier who had surrendered. (Victoria Cross)

U.S.A.: Minesweeper USS Swerve commissioned.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 5:12:20 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Thanks Homer!

This is the one I've been waiting for. My dad was with the 45th Infantry Division and landed at Anzio.

8 posted on 01/23/2014 7:05:23 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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I dug a little deeper into the P8 article about Maj. Alexander Guerry Jr., a pilot in Gen. Kenney's 5th Air Force.

Maj. Guerry survived the war and had a successful private sector career.

http://chattem.com/about10.asp

9 posted on 01/23/2014 12:53:34 PM PST by fso301
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My dad was with the 45th Infantry Division and landed at Anzio.

God bless him. I hope he came out of it in one piece.

10 posted on 01/23/2014 3:43:30 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Thank You Homer,

Dad was with the 45th from North Africa through Anzio. He was severely wounded, and at first left for dead, on the road to Rome.
He recovered from his wounds and lived a good life until January 16,1999.

He was a radio man and as you probably know about the 45th, they were the original code talkers because of their origin and he had a native-American always with him at all times.

11 posted on 01/24/2014 5:14:08 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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