Dec. 8, 1943: heavy shell fire

Heavy shell fire during last night and today. Right now we are having a barrage of 400 guns, in preparation for an attack which will go in in a few minutes. 1st Div and 1st Army Tank Bde (brigade), 14th first – then we pass through them. A terrific din at present – haven’t heard so much noise for ages. Kitty Hawks dive bombing him also. Glad I’m British. The barrage has lifted – the Infantry have crossed and the Engineers are here with us waiting to start the detour. A Kenyon, the chap we carried at Locri is here. We evacuated three wounded at San Vito. Brig. McCuchen DADMS (deputy assistant director of medical services) paid me a visit. Very heavy fire from both sides during the night. (More photos of the Moro River attack can be seen here)

Kittyhawk IV  FX515/OK-K. 450 Squadron, Italy, May, 1944,  via Mike Mirkovic.

Kittyhawk IV
FX515/OK-K.
450 Squadron, Italy, May, 1944,
via Mike Mirkovic. ADF Serials.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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