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United States Army Air Forces bombers bombard Leghorn, Italy and provide air support to U.S. 5th Army during World War II.

USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) squadron provides air support to U.S. 5th Army in Leghorn, Italy during World War II. Animated map of Italy highlights Leghorn. USAAF bombers drop bombs over the port of Leghorn on 20th April, 1944. Smoke billows up from explosions.

Date: 1944
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army 91st Reconnaissance Squadron near Leghorn (Livorno) Italy during World War II.

U.S. soldiers in Italy during World War 2. M8 and T27 armored cars, of the U.S. 91st Reconnaissance Squadron, cross narrow pontoon bridge over a river in Leghorn (Livorno) Italy. A destroyed steel bridge and bombed out buildings in background.

Date: 1944, July 23
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Farewell to American soldiers as they board a transport to leave Italy at Leghorn.

Farewell to American soldiers in Leghorn, Italy. Over 1600 American soldiers stand ready to leave Italy, ending U.S. troop presence there after World War II. Soldiers salute as the American flag is lowered. The Allied flags on the transport USS Admiral Sims (AP-127). American soldiers on the ship. General James and the U.S. Ambassador to Italy, James Clement Dunn at the ceremony. Flag of Italy. American soldiers embark the ship. The last soldier, Sergeant Pave, waves as he boards the ship. General James bids farewell to Ambassador Dunn as he boards the ship. American soldiers stand on the ship deck. Italian soldiers wave goodbye. The ship leaves the port.

Date: 1947, December 19
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle Banners presentation ceremony as ships enter service in Leghorn, Italy.

Soldiers opening a box and taking out banners in Leghorn, Italy during 'Battle Banner' presenting ceremony. Banners displayed in front of Navy soldiers. Soldiers hold rifles on shoulders. Naval Chaplain gives blessing and the banners are given to the vessels commanders. Fleet of ships at the port.

Date: 1939, June
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various Allied Generals assume new commands in Italy during December, 1944, World War II.

On 12 December, 1944, at an airport in Naples, Italy, British General Sir Henry Nathan Wilson inspects an honor guard of American Military Policemen in formation. (Narrator states he is en route to replace the late Field Marshal Sir John Dill, in Washington, DC, USA) A contingent of British troops is also present as part of the honor guard, on the wet airport tarmac. (Narrator states that Wilson will head the British Joint Staff Mission and be personal military representative for Prime Minister Winston Churchill.) He approaches a line of U.S. military officers who salute him. Closeup of General Wilson With U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker, next to U.S. Vice Admiral Kent Hewitt. Also with them (back to camera) is British Admiral Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet. Next, General Wilson and his party are seen boarding a British Avro York four-engine Heavy Transport aircraft. View from the ground, of the aircraft cockpit and the engines running as it taxis out for takeoff. Change of scene shows troops gathered in open air battlefield environment. General Mark Clark, now Commander-in-Chief of the Allied 15th Army Group, decorates some members of the 5th Army, as General Lucian King Truscott Jr. (new 5th Army Commander) stands by his side. General Clark says farewell to members of the 5th Army and shakes hands with many of them. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1944, December 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
On 8 December, 1944, U.S. soldiers test a new type rocket launcher at Viareggio, Italy, during World War II

U.S. soldiers insert charges into rockets and then load them into a multi-barrel rocket launcher mounted on a 37mm gun carriage, set up on the shore at Viareggio, Italy in World War 2. They load the 4.5 mm rockets into the firing tubes. Next the rockets are seen being fired by a soldier from a remote position. (Ordnance and Artillery Sections of the U.S. 5th Army developed this rocket launcher.)

Date: 1944, December 8
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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