Convoy HX72 & U-100
This site describes the events surrounding the loss
of the Canonesa, the attack on Convoy HX72, and the
exploits of the U-boat which sank seven ships in just
over three hours; U-100, captained by Joachim Schepke.
Patton completes invasion of Sicily with taking
of Messina but 100,000 Axis troops escape across
to the mainland.
Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment., a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily's north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo.
September 3, 1943
Allies begin invasion of Italian mainland across
Straits of Messina.