Catalogue description Southern Europe: Hermann Goering Division's intention to withdraw across River Volturno...

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Reference: HW 1/2078

Southern Europe: Hermann Goering Division's intention to withdraw across River Volturno by Oct 5; Germans claim bridges over Volturno undamaged, Oct 4; 76th Panzer Corps situation report and intentions, Oct 4; attacks by 16th Panzer Division probably in Termoli area, Oct 4; 2nd Air Corps report Allied attack on Bolzano with slight effect, Oct 4; between Sept 15 and Oct 2 2500 men evacuated from Corsica by air; further reports on situation in Istria, Oct 3.

South-east Europe: GAF operations report gives details of scale of effort over Kos, Oct 4; ground operations on Kos during Oct 3; Allied air attacks on Greece, Oct 4; Department of Foreign Armies West review on Mediterranean and Balkans including violentresistance to German advance in Slovenia, Oct 3.

Russian Front: GAF to concentrate effort in Dnieper-Pripyat triangle in support of counter-attack by 2nd Army, at cost of weakening Orsha sector, Oct 4; strong Russian defences at south-eastern Black Sea bases compels GAF to use high-altitude aircraft for reconnaissance, Oct 1.

Western Europe: ships damaged by Allied air attack off Norway, Oct 4.

SHARK: success on Oct 1.

Date: 1943 Oct 5
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: c/4555
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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