Diary June 4, 1944

US soldiers advancing into Rome

US soldiers advancing under cover of M4 Sherman tanks into the suburbs of Rome.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, June 4, 1944:


Italy: 5th US ARMY ENTERS ROME. MAAF fighter-bombers decimate German columns retreating north along Highways 1, 2 and 3, destroying or damaging 1,000 vehicles. By night, Wellingtons and B-24 Liberators plaster Highways 3 and 4 with heavy bombs.

Cassino Losses
Dead and Wounded PoWs
British 5,500 (in Dead and Wounded)
US 21,500 (in Dead and Wounded)
Free-French 10,500 (in Dead and Wounded)
Poles 4,000 (in Dead and Wounded)
German 10,000 20,000
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