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.

Anzio Losses
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
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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