American troops landing on Sicily, 10 Jul 1943Crew of a German Tiger I heavy tank resting beside a road during Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943, photo 1 of 2Crew of a German Tiger I heavy tank resting beside a road during Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943, photo 2 of 2Crew of M4 Sherman tank
American troops landing on Sicily, 10 Jul 1943Crew of a German Tiger I heavy tank resting beside a road during Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943, photo 1 of 2Crew of a German Tiger I heavy tank resting beside a road during Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943, photo 2 of 2Crew of M4 Sherman tank 'Eternity' checking the tank after landing at Red Beach 2, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943
George Patton at a beach in Sicily, Italy, 10 Jul 1943German Panzer III crew of 2nd SS Panzer Division German soldiers of SS-Panzer Grenadier Division Landing scene on Red Beach at Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943; note LCI(L)-220 at left, a LCM from USS Bellatrix, two LCVPs, and a jeep
George Patton at a beach in Sicily, Italy, 10 Jul 1943German Panzer III crew of 2nd SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich' resting near Belgorod, Russia, Jul 1943German soldiers of SS-Panzer Grenadier Division 'Das Reich' advance through the southern Voronezh Front during Battle of Kursk, Jul 1943; note Panzer VI/Tiger I tankLanding scene on Red Beach at Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943; note LCI(L)-220 at left, a LCM from USS Bellatrix, two LCVPs, and a jeep
LCVP landing craft suspended from a transportLCVPs from APAs Barnett and Monrovia unloaded supplies onto the beach near Gela, Sicly, 10 Jul 1943; note LST-344 and LST-338 in backgroundLST-4 off the beaches of Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943. Note the LCVPs suspended from her davits and note the LCVPs peculiar spoonbill bow that was so instrumental to the boats success.Map noting the Allied assault on Sicily, Italy, 10 Jul 1943
LCVP landing craft suspended from a transport's davits, off the Gela invasion beaches, 10 Jul 1943; note LCM of APA Oberon in backgroundLCVPs from APAs Barnett and Monrovia unloaded supplies onto the beach near Gela, Sicly, 10 Jul 1943; note LST-344 and LST-338 in backgroundLST-4 off the beaches of Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943. Note the LCVPs suspended from her davits and note the LCVPs peculiar spoonbill bow that was so instrumental to the boats success.Map noting the Allied assault on Sicily, Italy, 10 Jul 1943
Men of the British Highland Division unloading stores on a landing beach on the opening day of the invasion of Sicily, 10 Jul 1943Red Army machine gun crew during Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943T-34 armored recovery vehicle (ARV) towing a disabled tank at the Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943
Men of the British Highland Division unloading stores on a landing beach on the opening day of the invasion of Sicily, 10 Jul 1943Red Army machine gun crew during Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943T-34 armored recovery vehicle (ARV) towing a disabled tank at the Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943


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