Glider bomb hits USS Savannah
11th September 1943: German attacks on the Salerno invasion fleet deploy a new technology - the era of the 'Guided Missiles' has arrived
The slender bridgehead that the Allies had established at Salerno remained under contention as the Germans prepared to counter-attack. Offshore the Allied Naval force continued to provide much-needed firepower to support the troops on land.
Overhead the Allied airforces, operating from Sicily and North Africa, were very far from establishing the virtually complete air superiority that would later be seen at Normandy. The Luftwaffe was able to break through often enough to cause significant problems. And the era of ‘Guided Missiles’ had arrived.
Since I was one of the small guys, I was lowered into the hole on top of turret 3 to inspect the damage and look for survivors.
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