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Diary September 18, 1943


88 guns during the heavy fighting at Salerno
88mm guns during the heavy fighting at Salerno, Southern Italy. 44 rings on this barrel denote the number of ‘tank kills’.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 18, 1943:

Mediterranean

Italy: 5th Army captures Battipaglia. Germans retreat from Salerno bridgehead.

Sea War

Atlantic: RESUMPTION OF ‘WOLF-PACK’ OPERATIONS AGAINST CONVOYS following re-equipment of U-boats with electronic monitoring equipment, 8×20-mm anti-aircraft guns and acoustic torpedoes.
Pacific: US carrier strike on Tarawa.

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