The invasion of Sicily would be the largest Allied amphibious landing at that time undertaken. After just 38 days of bitter fighting the Allies conquered the Island, but thousands of Germans had escaped capture, evacuated over the Straits of Messina.
The Allied Air force had a crucial role to play, but it wasn’t just over Sicily they operated in support of the operation…
In this episode I’m joined by Alexander Fitzgerald-Black.
Alex gained his MA at the University of New Brunswick. His thesis “Eagles over Husky: The Allied Air Forces and the Sicilian Campaign” investigates the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.