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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