September 16, 2019

FRITZ X BOMB HIT AT SALERNO, 9/11/43: From the historical photo gallery – the light cruiser USS Savannah is struck by a German radio-controlled bomb, while supporting Allied forces ashore during the Salerno amphibious operation, September 11, 1943. Thanks to the damage control skills of U.S. Navy sailors, the ship survived what should have been a fatal hit. After repair the cruiser returned to duty.

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