20 Aug 1879

10 Feb 1941

  • The first German convoy, carrying German troops and with one Italian destroyer and three torpedo boats in escort, departed Palermo, Sicily, Italy for Tripoli, Libya. ww2dbase [Operation Sonnenblume | Palermo, Sicilia | CPC]
2 Mar 1942

  • 16 British RAF Wellington bombers from Malta attacked Palermo, Sicily, Italy, destroying ammunition ship Cuma, whose explosion damaged five warships and eight freighters nearby. ww2dbase [Palermo, Sicilia | CPC]
3 Jan 1943

  • Lieutenant R. T. G. Greenland RNVR and Leading Signalman A. Ferrier penetrated Palermo harbour in Sicily, Italy on a Chariot human torpedo and sink the Italian light cruiser Ulpio Traiano. ww2dbase [Chariot-class | Palermo, Sicilia | AC]
28 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1943
Bernard Montgomery and George Patton near Palermo, Sicily, Italy, 28 Jul 1943
11 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 11 Nov 1943
United States Army LtGen George Patton placing a wreath at the Palermo American War Cemetery, Palermo, Sicily on 11 Nov 1943 during World War I Armistice Day ceremonies.

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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