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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Anzio

New war, new casualties

Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.


News

Ben Fenwick
World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were killed or injured.
 
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