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Battle of Piano Lupo
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Conflict:

World War II

Date:

July 11, 1943

Place:

Piano Lupo, Sicily

Outcome:

American victory

Combatants

48-star U S flag United States of America

Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Kingdom of Italy
Flag of Nazi Germany Nazi Germany

Commanders

48-star U S Naval jack.svg Henry Kent Hewitt
48-star U S flag Cpt. James

Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Alfredo Guzzoni
Flag of Nazi Germany Obst. Paul Conrath

Strength

US 1st Infantry Division SSI 1st Infantry Division
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne
Light infantry with minor artillery support

Royal italian army flag Royal Italian Army
Balkenkreuz Hermann Goering Panzer Division [1]
Heavy infantry with armor support

Casualties

Moderate

High

The Battle of Piano Lupo was an air and ground engagement between the American forces and the Italian forces backed by German armor in the Battle of Gela. The Battle of Piano Lupo took place in the Piano Lupo Valley, as portrayed in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red OneEdit

A platoon-sized unit from the 82nd Airborne Division became isolated and surrounded by Italian forces in Piano Lupo, fending off multiple attacks throughout the night. Fox Company was tasked with relieving the unit from the 82nd. Before pulling out, German Stukas attacked the American base but where fended off by anti-aircraft emplacements. With artillery support, a column of Italian armor of vehicles were taken out when Pvt. Roger called in respective coordinates. After the squad passes the destroyed Italian armor, they make their way to an ancient ruin where Italian soldiers had set up camp. They rescue a U.S. Navy radioman before they make they make their way to the paratrooper camp. When the paratroopers were relieved, Cpt. James ordered Sgt. Hawkins to take his squad forward through tunnels carved through the mountainside and up to the front line. After arriving at a bunker, the squad defended the position and destroyed over a dozen advancing German tanks.

References Edit

  1. Piano Lupo, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One campaign.