World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ITALY: Operation Strangle

From Femina Morta ("Dead Woman's Corner"), U.S. tanks and infantry on the Anzio front punched within two miles of the Appian Way. Along the whole beachhead front, attacks great & small flared up and died. The Allied forces were still stalled. But in the air, infantrymen saw some cheer.

Major General John K. ("Uncle Joe") Cannon's Twelfth (Tactical) Air Force was working harder than ever on a job hopefully christened "operation strangle." If Cannon's tacticians spoke medical terminology they might have called it "arteriotomy," for they were quite literally cutting the German...

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