The Allied Invasion of Sicily, aka “Operation Husky” began on July 10, 1943 with combined amphibious and airborne landings.
THE WAR, 1941-1944
From the State Department series: Moving Images Relating to U.S. Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations
Now arriving…at the haunted air field:
Happy Halloween! October 31st and Senior Airman Garth Horton, USAF, crewchief, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, gets in the spirit as he marshals out an aircraft at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily. Air Force members are deployed to Naval Air Station Sigonella in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, 10/31/2001
On January 22, 1944, the Allies began their assault of Anzio, Italy during World War II. Pictured on the Anzio beachhead are members of the 99th Fighter Squadron (aka the Tuskegee Airmen) of the Army Air Forces, an African American unit, which provided crucial air support during the invasion.
Art Treasures Returned, 07/23/1945
A photo from a collection about looted World War II and Holocaust-era assets, the caption reads:
One of the trucks that transported the art treasures to Florence, Italy. The paintings had been stolen by the German Army and recovered by the U.S. Army and returned to the city of Florence.