Sicily 1943
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These memorials I found at various locations on Sicily during my trips there.

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Most of these are self explanatory but I will add a description:

 

1. The landing of the US 3rd Infantry Division.

2 & 3. An Italian memorial. (someone translate?)

4. Memorial to those killed in the battle of Ponte Drillo.

5. Ponte Drillo today.

6. Memorial to the crew of a C47 involved in the landing.

7. The C47 memorial erected by the owner of the hotel in whose grounds

the crash occurred,

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#3

Thanks Colin,

 

Great Pictures !!!

 

Thanks for sharing !!

 

Vee ;)

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#4

Yes, thanks for your great post. Sounds like your trip to Sicily was a great success.

 

We have a new Italian member, so maybe he can assist us with the translation. How about it Massimo? :waving:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Most of these are self explanatory but I will add a description:

 

1. The landing of the US 3rd Infantry Division.

2 & 3. An Italian memorial. (someone translate?)

4. Memorial to those killed in the battle of Ponte Drillo.

5. Ponte Drillo today.

6. Memorial to the crew of a C47 involved in the landing.

7. The C47 memorial erected by the owner of the hotel in whose grounds

the crash occurred,

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#6

Ah, looks like you are having problems posting. Many do at first.

 

When you write, just hit ADD REPLY You don't have to include the QUOTE again.

 

If you are still having problems, make sure you read our HELP section. It has images too, which should help!

 

Ciao,

Marion

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#7

A day at the beach between Castellammare del Golfo and Scopello led to my discovering these old WW2 defences on the west coast of Sicily. The landings on the island in 1943 came many miles away on the south east coast and only Patton and the US 7th Army came this way on it's venture to Palermo.

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#8

Please don't hesitate to put some more here. Very interesting Colin !!

 

Vee ;)

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#9

Thank you for your comments Vee. I do have more pics to post. :)

 

Also thanks to you Marion for fixing my spelling mistake. :rolleyes:

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I had a request from a relative in Canada, to try and find the place where her uncle was killed in Sicily. She had a hand-written map drawn by a veteran who was also taking part in the battle. His signals truck had a direct hit and he died instantly.

I also sent a picture of his headstone in the Agira Canadian Military Cemetery.

 

1. The headstone of Norman Walker.

2. The hill town of Valguarnera.

3. The track (now tarmacked).

4. General view of the battle area.

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