Eleanor Roosevelt arriving in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 9 Sep 1943, welcomed by Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger and other officersExplosion aboard Roma, Strait of Bonifacio between the Mediterranean Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 9 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2Explosion aboard Roma, Strait of Bonifacio between the Mediterranean Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 9 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2Light cruiser Philadelphia and a motor minesweeper making a smoke screen to cover the landing area from German air attack, Salerno, Italy, 9 Sep 1943
Eleanor Roosevelt arriving in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 9 Sep 1943, welcomed by Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger and other officersExplosion aboard Roma, Strait of Bonifacio between the Mediterranean Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 9 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2Explosion aboard Roma, Strait of Bonifacio between the Mediterranean Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 9 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2Light cruiser Philadelphia and a motor minesweeper making a smoke screen to cover the landing area from German air attack, Salerno, Italy, 9 Sep 1943
Map depicting Operation Avalanche against mainland Italy, 9 Sep 1943RAAF Flight Sergeant Roberts Dunstan posing outside of a tail gun position of a Lancaster bomber, Britain, 9 Sep 1943Vice Admiral H. Kent Hewitt and Rear Admiral Spencer Lewis aboard USS Ancon off Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943
Map depicting Operation Avalanche against mainland Italy, 9 Sep 1943RAAF Flight Sergeant Roberts Dunstan posing outside of a tail gun position of a Lancaster bomber, Britain, 9 Sep 1943Vice Admiral H. Kent Hewitt and Rear Admiral Spencer Lewis aboard USS Ancon off Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943


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