"Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment., a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily’s north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo., 1943"
On August 11, 1943, Lt. Col. Bernard led an amphibious assault on German forces near Brolo, Sicily. This photo was likely taken a day or two afterwards as Patton resumed his drive for Messina.
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
August 9, 1943 — Treating a wounded soldier
The original caption reads “Private Roy Humphrey of Toledo, Ohio is being given blood plasma by Private First Class Harvey White of Minneapolis, Minnesota, after he was wounded by shrapnel on 9 August 1943 in Sicily.”
July 10 - Lt. Col. Lyle Bernard … discusses military strategy with Lt. Gen. George S. Patton.
On July 10, 1943, the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II began. Taken near Brolo, Sicily, the caption of this photograph reads: “Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment, a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily’s north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo., 1943”