Operation Avalanche started on September 9 , 1943 , the Italian Government had surrendered on the 8th. The landings where on the Gulf of Salerno. Between Salerno and Agropoli ,the Germans had sown minefields and established strongpoints. Within 400 yards of the beach were many 88mm guns . The American Sector was divided into 4 beaches code named Red, Green, Yellow and Blue and running from North to South . The Germans had positioned 6 divisions on the West coast of Italy to prevent any Allied landings , the Divisions where : The Hermann Goering Panzer Division, 26th and 16th Panzer Divisions, the 15th and 29th Panzergrenadier Divisions, and the 2nd Fallschirmjager (Parachute) Division. Heinrich von Vietinghoff, the German Tenth Army commander, specifically positioned the 16th Panzer Division in the hills above the Salerno plain.
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thats because resistance was very limited. There were of course contingents of Italian forces stationed there, but resistance was very low.
And I'm confused about what u mean by D-Day+2? Salerno was in italy.
Really? From what I understand, Salerno was quite a mess. The main elements that were keeping the panzers back and the beachhead from collapsing were the naval bombardments and artillery. Then of course the invasion fleet also had to deal with Smokey Joes and the Luftwaffe. And the Panzers units broke through the line numerous times throughout the battle.
Are you sure you're not talking about Anzio?
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5