Diary May 19, 1944

Bofors AA Monte Cassino
Bofors anti-aircraft gun below the destroyed monastery on Monte Cassino.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, May 19, 1944:


Italy: British armour and infantry overrun Aquino airfield, in Liri Valley; German anti-tank guns repulse attempted seizure of Aquino town. Americans capture Gaeta.

Sea War

Pacific: 6 Japanese submarines sunk by American destoyer escort England in Southwest Pacific (May 19-31). US carrier planes raid Marcus and Wake Islands (May 19 and 23).

USS England
The destroyer ‘USS England’, which sank 6 Japanese submarines in less than two weeks.

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