×
Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About
     

World War II Database

22 Jan 1944

Italy
24 Jan 1944

Italy
  • At Anzio, Italy, Private George Mitchell charged alone through intense machine-gun fire, jumped into the weapon pit and killed the crew. Shortly afterwards, he similarly assaulted a second position, killing six of the enemy and taking 12 prisoners. He was killed moments later when one of the Germans who had supposedly surrendered snatched up a discarded rifle and shot him. Mitchell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross medal. ww2dbase [Anzio, Lazio | AC]
  • German forces in the Anzio, Italy region increased to over 40,000 men. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
25 Jan 1944

Italy
  • General Eberhard von Mackensen assumed overall control of forces in the Anzio, Italy area. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
27 Jan 1944

Italy
  • To the west, Allied Major General John Lucas by now commanded 70,000 men, 237 tanks, 508 heavy guns, and 27,000 tons of supplies at Anzio, Italy, but he decided to still maintain a defensive posture. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH]
28 Jan 1944

Italy
  • German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring ordered a counterattack against the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
29 Jan 1944

Italy
  • Total Allied strength at the Anzio, Italy beachhead totaled 69,000 men, 508 guns, and 208 tanks by the end of this day. On the other side of the lines, German strength rose to 71,500 men. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
30 Jan 1944

Italy
  • Allied forces attacked out of the Anzio, Italy beachhead, advancing toward Cisterna and Campoleone, but none of the two forces would be able to capture the objectives; during the process, an entire US Army Ranger battalion was destroyed. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
3 Feb 1944

Italy
  • The American attempt to break out of the Anzio beachhead in Italy was halted, followed by the first German counterattack against the beachhead. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH]
4 Feb 1944

Italy
5 Feb 1944

Italy
6 Feb 1944

Italy
7 Feb 1944

Italy
  • German and Allied artillery pieces bombarded each other at Anzio, Italy; at 2100 hours, Germans launched a full attack on the beachhead. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
10 Feb 1944

Italy
  • German 4.Fallschirmj√§ger Division, with a Italian parachute regiment within its ranks, arrived at Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
11 Feb 1944

Italy
  • Major General John Lucas ordered a counterattack from the Anzio beachhead in Italy, which was repulsed by the Germans which had intercepted Allied radio communications and had prepared for this attack. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
13 Feb 1944

Italy
14 Feb 1944

Italy
16 Feb 1944

Italy
  • The Germans launched Operation Fischfang, throwing 7 divisions against the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy. On the same day, Harold Alexander inserted Lucian Truscott and Vyvyan Evelegh under Major General John Lucas in an attempt to alleviate Lucas' poor performance at Anzio. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
18 Feb 1944

Italy
  • The Germans made progress at Anzio, Italy, but were finally beaten back by artillery and naval gunfire. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH]
20 Feb 1944

Italy
  • The Germans called off Operation Fischfang aimed at the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
21 Feb 1944

Italy
  • Three Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy, damaging USS PC-545 and USS Pioneer before dawn. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
22 Feb 1944

Italy
23 Feb 1944

Italy
  • Three Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and losing two boats. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
24 Feb 1944

Italy
  • Two Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and losing one boat. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
25 Feb 1944

Italy
  • Five Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and suffering no losses. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
29 Feb 1944

Italy
  • The third major German offensive was launched at Anzio, Italy, which would again fail to dislodge the Allies. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
1 Mar 1944

Italy
  • Three Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and suffering no losses. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
3 Mar 1944

Italy
  • Three Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and suffering no losses. During the day, the Germans called off the attacks on the beachhead. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
5 Mar 1944

Italy
  • Three Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and suffering no losses. ww2dbase [Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
9 Mar 1944

Italy
  • One Italian motor torpedo boat attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
14 Mar 1944

Italy
  • One Italian motor torpedo boat attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and suffering no losses. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
  • "Barbarigo" naval infantry battalion of Italian Navy Xa MAS arrived at Anzio, Italy and was placed under the command of German 715th Division. ww2dbase [Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
19 Mar 1944

Italy
  • Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, engaging in brief combat. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
22 Mar 1944

Italy
  • Four Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and losing two boats. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
24 Mar 1944

Italy
  • The Anzio beachhead in Italy was subjected to heavy German artillery and guided bomb attacks. Out at sea, an Italian motor torpedo boat attack sank one cargo ship; one Italian boat was sunk in the attack. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | TH, CPC]
29 Mar 1944

Italy
  • Two Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and losing one boat. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
6 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1944
Major General Lucian Truscott and Lieutenant General Ira Eaker at Anzio, Italy, 6 Apr 1944
13 Apr 1944

Italy
  • Italian motor torpedo boats claimed the sinking of an Allied corvette off Anzio, Italy; this sinking was not confirmed. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
20 Apr 1944

Italy
27 Apr 1944

Italy
  • Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
23 May 1944

Italy
  • Three US and two British divisions launched a new assault out of the Anzio, Italy beachhead at dawn, inflicting heavy casualties on German formations but also suffering similarly. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]

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




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Random Photograph

Hyuga underway, May-Jun 1927


Famous WW2 Quote
"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943