Declassified Action Report
16 July 1943
Below is a declassified action report from the USS MacKenzie in connection with the Invasion of Sicily.
It covers the period of 11 to 12 July 1943.
The shells apparently hit their intended targets on the road between Gela and Scoglitti, Sicily.
Quoting from the Navy Department's Division of Naval History, Ships' Histories Section:
"Scouring the beaches with flame and steel, the MACKENZIE destroyed 14 tanks and guns."
16 July 1943 - Action During the Sicilian Campaign
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