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List Of Allied Invasion of Sicily in WW2 Battles

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List of every major Allied invasion of Sicily battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Allied invasion of Sicily battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Allied invasion of Sicily, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Allied invasion of Sicily list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Allied invasion of Sicily battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list contains battles like Battle of Troina and Operation Chestnut.
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Battle of Gela

The amphibious Battle of Gela was the opening engagement of the United States portion of the Allied Invasion of Sicily. United States Navy ships landed United States Army troops along the eastern end of the south coast of Sicily; and withstood attacks by Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica aircraft while defending the beachhead against German and Italian tanks until the Army captured the Ponte Olivo Airfield for use by United States Army Air Forces planes. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gela, Italy

Part of: Allied invasion of Sicily, World War II

Battle of Troina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Allied Invasion of Sicily in WW2 Battles
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The Battle of Troina took place between 31 July and 6 August 1943, a part of the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II. Forces of the US II Corps, part of the US Seventh Army, engaged in fierce fighting around the town of Troina in the central portion of Sicily along the Caronie Mountains. The battle focused around the numerous hills and mountains surrounding Troina which the Germans had heavily fortified and used as bases for direct and indirect fire. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Troina, Italy

Part of: Allied invasion of Sicily, World War II

Combatants: Kingdom of Italy, Nazi Germany

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Operation Chestnut

During World War II, Operation Chestnut was a failed British raid by 2 Special Air Service, conducted in support of the Allied invasion of Sicily. Two teams of ten men each, codenamed 'Pink' and 'Brig', parachuted into northern Sicily on the night of 12 July 1943, to disrupt communications, transport and the enemy in general. All radios were broken and much ammunition, explosives and food lost in the jump. One team landed near an inhabited area, alerting the defenders. Without radios neither team was able to contact and direct the planes bringing in reinforcements, which subsequently returned to base without any drops being made. The raiders were unable to achieve anything worthwhile and ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Sicily, Italy

Part of: Allied invasion of Sicily, World War II

Combatants: Kingdom of Italy

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Operation Fustian

Operation Fustian was a British airborne forces mission during the Allied invasion of Sicily in the Second World War. The operation was carried out by the 1st Parachute Brigade, part of the 1st Airborne Division. Their objective was the Primosole Bridge across the Simeto River. The intention was for the brigade, with glider-borne forces in support, to land on both sides of the river. They would then capture the bridge and secure the surrounding area until relieved by the advance of XIII Corps, which had landed on the south eastern coast three days previously. Because the bridge was the only crossing on the river, and would give the Eighth Army access to the Catania plain, its capture was ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Province of Catania, Italy

Part of: Allied invasion of Sicily, World War II

Combatants: Kingdom of Italy