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To: Homer_J_Simpson

http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1944/feb44/f28feb44.htm

Germans counterattack Anzio again
Monday, February 28, 1944 www.onwar.com

American sheltering from German artillery barrage at Anzio [photo at link]

In Italy... German forces launch a second offensive against the Anzio beachhead held by forces of the US 6th Corps (Truscott). Four German divisions attack on either side of the Cisterna-Anzio road, defended by the US 3rd Division. German forces fail to break through.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 4:15:57 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/thismonth/28.htm

February 28th, 1944 (MONDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Submarine HMS Artemis laid down.

Destroyer HMS Zealous launched.

Minesweeper HMS Sylvia launched.

ITALY: The second offensive from Anzio begins. The attack fails to break through.

U.S.S.R.: Polar Fleet and White Sea Flotilla: (Sergey Anisimov)(69)Submarine loss. “M-108” and K-22 - by surface ships, at Sulten-fjord area.

Soviet minesweeper Gruz torpedoed and sunk by E-boats off Cape Myshako.

Murmansk: The Allied convoy JW-57 - 42 merchant ships and a tanker - arrives safely having sunk two U-boats but lost the destroyer HMS Mahratta.

CANADA: HMC MTB 461 commissioned.
Frigate HMCS Teme (ex-HMS Teme) commissioned.

Corvette HMCS Hespeller commissioned.

U.S.A.: The last Vultee SNV-2 is delivered to the USN.

Submarine USS Sea Devil launched.
Destroyer escort USS Leland E Thomas launched.

Aircraft carrier USS Bennington launched.
Minesweepers USS Vigilance and Change commissioned.

Destroyer escort USS Martin H Ray commissioned.

Destroyer USS Moale commissioned.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 4:17:37 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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