Activities of British 8th Army in Orsogna, Italy during World War II. British officers of 8th Army stand around a table map. A hand and a pencil point out places on the map. Trees in the background.
Activities of British 8th Army and U.S. 99th Pursuit Squadron of 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) in Orsogna, Italy during World War II. Mechanics work on a United States Army Air Force Curtiss P-40 Warhawk airplane. Negro airmen gather near the airplane and discuss. Two bombs are placed on a rack under the P-40. A hand screws fuses on a bomb.
Activities of British 8th Army and negro U.S. 99th Pursuit Squadron (part of the Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group) in Orsogna, Italy during World War II. Cartridge belts are loaded onto the wing of an airplane. A bomb loaded at the bottom of the airplane. A Negro pilot gets into the airplane. Eleven United States Army Air Force Curtiss P-40 Warhawks take off from a steel-matted runway. British artillery men rush towards a directional range finder. Tents in the background. Other airplanes parked in the background.
Activities of U.S. 99th Pursuit Squadron of the negro 332nd Fighter Group in Orsogna, Italy during World War II. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Curtiss P-40 Warhawk parked on an airfield. Tuskegee Airmen Negro fliers of 99th Squad are briefed. The briefing takes place alongside a P-40. A group of pilots stands near the airplane and discuss amongst themselves.
July 10, 1943, U.S. invades Sicily in Italy. Fleet of warships underway. Navy bombardment of Sicily. Coast Guardsman observes through binoculars. Coast Guardsmen carry troops and supplies in LCVPs (Higgins Boats). LST-356 approaching Blue Beach 2, in the "Cent" area on July 10, 1943, loaded with tanks and other vehicles. A beach master signals with semaphore flags. Troops landing from assault boats. Concentrated enemy air attacks destroy U.S. boats and ships. Enemy aircraft in flight. U.S. troops firing. A map shows Italy. September 9, 1943, amphibious assault on Anzio, Italy. Naval bombardment, followed by troop assault on the beaches.
Convoy of ships at the harbor in Salerno, Italy. Aerial view of ships moving in the sea, aircraft bombing on ships and infantry reinforcement heading in landing crafts. Wounded soldiers in basket litter hoisted to aboard landing craft. Men help in pulling the litter on the landing craft. An army truck coming out from the landing craft while infantrymen getting down along with the wounded ones at the sea shore. A downed U.S. fighter plane at the shore in background is visible while soldiers and infantrymen move in army vehicles in front of it.