Liberation of Rome
N 41° 52.574 E 012° 28.839
33T E 290942 N 4639103
Quick Description: This plaque is fixed to the old Roman walls at the Piazzale Ostiense near to the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/28/2007 2:34:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XK1
It reads :
"On 4 June 1944 The United States : Canadian First Special Service Force commanded by Brigadier General Robert T. Frederick led allied forces of General Mark Clark's Fifth Army, a part of Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander's Fifteenth Army Group, in the attack to liberate the eternal city.
In this action Task Force Howze of the 1st Armored Division, the 463d Parachute Field Artillery and city units of the Italian resistance gave valiant support as we breached the gates of Rome and secured the Tiber bridges.
To our brothers in arms of all the nations who died in the battles of the Italian campaign we dedicate this memorial
First Special Service Force Association
4 June 1984"
Date of Dedication: 6/4/1984
Property Permission: Public
Access instructions: Metro Station Piramide
Access times: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM
Commemoration: Breaching of the gates of Rome
Website for Waymark: Not listed
Location of waymark: Not listed
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