Today in World War II History
US guards at the Temple of Neptune, Paestum, Italy,
which served as US Fifth Army HQ after the landings at Salerno, September 1943.
(US National Archives)
70 Years Ago—Sept. 14, 1943:
At Salerno, Italy, US repels German counterattack. Meanwhile, British Eighth Army progresses to control “heel” and “toe” of Italy.