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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]
13 Apr 1945

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

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