First U.S. Air Raid On Italy Leaves Naples Harbor In Ruins

American B-24 Liberators out of North Africa lit up the Italian harbor of Naples with 100,000 pounds of explosives yesterday. After struggling for months to gain ground on the Axis powers in Northern Africa, the Allies recently began to push Nazi General Erwin Rommel’s forces back toward the Mediterranean. The advances have progressed far enough to allow the Allies’ to begin to shift the focus from North Africa to Italy, with the British R.A.F. pummeling the industrial areas of northwestern Italy, and leaving the southwest harbor of Naples to the Americans. Dozens of warships dotted the surface near the...

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