Prelude to the invasion of Sicily: air bombardment

Object Title

Prelude to the invasion of Sicily: air bombardment

Prelude to the invasion of Sicily: air bombardment

Date

1943

Reference

BEN 81

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Allied Forces under the command of General Eisenhower began landing operations on Sicily on 10th July. The invasion forces were composed of British, Canadian and American troops, and the whole operation was preceded by round-the-clock bombing gradually rising in intensity. Here is one episode in the bombing prelude. Photo shows: Bombs from Liberators of the US Army Air Force burst across the airfield of Catania in Sicily during a daylight attack. The heaviest concentration fell in the administrative building area (left). The others fell in a pattern across the landing ground runways and dispersal areas. Picture issued July 1943.

Numbered US.102 (WP).

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

  BEN 81 - Prelude to the invasion of Sicily: air bombardment