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Diary May 23, 1944

German aa gun Rome
German anti-aircraft gun near St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, May 23, 1944:

Mediterranean

Italy: Allied 6th Corps breaks out of Anzio bridgehead (Operation Buffalo). British 8th Army attacks ‘Adolf Hitler‘ Line.

[tableX caption=”Anzio Losses” colwidth=”30|30|40″ colalign=”left|cneter|center”]
, Soldiers, Ships
British, “9,203”, “2 cruisers, 3 destroyers, 5 other ships”
US, “23,860”, “2 minesweepers, 2 Liberty, 6 landing ships”
German, “10,306”, –
[/tableX]

Far East

China: Chinese launch counter-offensive in Honan Province.

Air War

Western Europe: Paris radio announces railway system in chaos.

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