Army & Navy - Seagoing Field Artillery

Sailors on a trim, haze-grey U.S. destroyer cheered as two seamen pulled away the stencil to show off a new decoration on the side of a forward gun turret. It was the white silhouette of a medium "Tiger" German tank, official recognition that their ship had destroyed one of the enemy tanks which gave Major General Terry Allen's "Fighting First" Division a rough time during the initial hours at Gela.

The trophy did not mark the first time that enemy tanks had been destroyed by naval fire— another destroyer claimed four tanks during...

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