Diary March 17, 1944

captured German Paratroopers Cassino

New Zealand troops, supported by M4 Sherman tanks, have captured German paratroopers in the battle for Cassino.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, March 17, 1944:

Mediterranean

Italy: NZ troops take Cassino railway station.

Sea War

Mediterranean: U-boat U-371 sinks US troopship Dempo (498 killed).

Politics

Finland: Government rejects Russian armistice terms.

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