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.
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.