Diary December 17, 1943

Sherman tanks advance to  Monte Cassino

Sherman tanks deployed for the advance to Monte Cassino.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, December 17, 1943:

Mediterranean

Italy: US assault troops capture the shattered village of San Pietro, key to ‘Mignano Gap’, 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Monte Cassino.

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Failure of German counter-attack in Kirovograd sector.

Air War

Germany: 450 RAF bombers attacking Berlin and dropping 1,185t of bombs.

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