Allied Naval Task Force operations supporting Amphibian assault on Salerno, Italy, in World War II
Salerno Italy Date:1943, September Duration:3 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening scene shows the USS Savannah (CL 42), on 11 September, 1943, after being struck by a German remotely controlled glider bomb released from a high flying German aircraft, She was supporting Allied amphibious operations at Salerno, Italy, in World War 2. Next, after fires were put out and smoke cleared, The disabled Savannah is seen sitting low in the water, making way slowly, among other Naval Task force ships in the background. (She made way to Malta under her own steam for emergency repairs.) Views of the Savannah passing as she heads for Malta. A Fletcher class destroyer fires her naval guns at the shore. Attack transports and other support ships are seen nearby. More views of support ships, including the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). A barrage balloon seen above the convoy in some scenes. Sailors manning a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun aboard a U.S. warship. A British Escort Carrier with number 337 on her bow. Sailors with a Oerlikon 20 mm cannon aboard a warship. The British Escort Carrier seen earlier, (with number 337 on her bow) passes the camera ship. Aircraft are seen on her flight deck. A Navy warship firing 40mm Bofors and 5-inch guns as it lays down a smoke screen.
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