12 Sep 1943

Italy Photo(s) dated 12 Sep 1943
Otto Skorzeny, Harald Mors, and Benito Mussolini in front of Hotel Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 4Otto Skorzeny, Harald Mors, and Benito Mussolini in front of Hotel Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 4Otto Skorzeny, Harald Mors, and Benito Mussolini in front of Hotel Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943, photo 3 of 4Otto Skorzeny escorting Benito Mussolini to the aircraft which would extricate him from the Hotel Campo Imperatore in Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943
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13 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 Sep 1943
German troops and R75 motorcycle deployed in support of the Gran Sasso raid to free Benito Mussolini, Abruzzo, Italy, 13 Sep 1943
3 Nov 1943

Italy
29 Nov 1943

Italy
30 Nov 1943

Italy
2 Dec 1943

Italy
3 Dec 1943

Italy
7 Dec 1943

Italy
  • After sundown, 21st Infantry Brigade of Indian 8th Infantry Division formed a defensive line near Canadian 1st Infantry Division to allow the Canadians to launch a new offensive in the Moro River region in Italy on the following day. New Zealand troops attacked Orsogna in failure. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Orsogna, Abruzzo | CPC]
18 Dec 1943

Italy
  • A Canadian-Indian attack across the Ortona-Orsogna road in Italy was repulsed by German troops with heavy losses. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Abruzzo | CPC]
20 Dec 1943

Italy
  • Canadian troops assaulted "The Gully" in Italy, only to find that the German troops had already fallen back to Ortona. The Canadians attempted to advance to Ortona, but was driven back by heavy machine gun fire. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Ortona, Abruzzo | CPC]
21 Dec 1943

Italy
22 Dec 1943

Italy
23 Dec 1943

Italy
24 Dec 1943

Italy
  • New Zealand 5th Infantry Brigade engaged in combat along the Gustav Line in Italy. In Ortona, Italy, German troops counterattacked against Canadian positions and caused heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Ortona, Abruzzo | CPC]
25 Dec 1943

Italy
28 Dec 1943

Italy
  • Canadian 1st Division succeeded in taking Ortona, Italy after a heavy battle with German airborne troops; the Germans fell back across the Moro River. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gustav Line | Ortona, Abruzzo | TH, CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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