6 Jul 1944

17 Jul 1944

  • Allied troops attacked toward Ancona, Italy, with Polish armored units capturing Monte della Crescia and Casenuove, and supporting British units capturing Montecchio and Croce di San Vincenzo. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gothic Line | Marche | CPC]
18 Jul 1944

  • As Polish II Corps advanced toward Ancona, Italy, it captured Agugliano, Chiaravalle, and finally the port city itself by 1430 hours. Meanwhile, troops of US IV Corps began an attack on Leghorn. In the air, US Fifteenth Air Force attacked various German positions throughout the country. ww2dbase [Advance to the Gothic Line | Ancona, Marche | TH, CPC]
29 Aug 1944

  • Allied forces entered the Foglia Valley on the eastern end of the German Gothic Line in Italy. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | Marche | CPC]
30 Aug 1944

1 Sep 1944

13 Apr 1945

  • Italian commandos infiltrated Ancona, Italy by sea, but they were all captured before they did any damage. ww2dbase [Ancona, Marche | 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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