(Washington, DC: 1947). He wanted to be part of the action. It was an important action because it marked the beginning of the Italian Campaign. In 1991, Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. and Fredrich von Stauffenberg published The Battle of Sicily: How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory. It began with a large amphibious and airborne operation, followed by a six-week land campaign, and initiated the Italian Campaign. The Operation began on the night of 9/10 July. The operation, which got off to a disastrous start, lasted for six weeks. Historical Section. Yet few Canadians today are familiar with this part of Second World War history. It was the beginning of the Italian Campaign. The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major campaign of World War II, in which the Allies took the island of Sicily from the Axis powers. Lucky Luciano and WWII’s Operation Husky Posted on July 9, 2011 By Tim Newark. Theirs is the common interpretation about the battle for… Other leading and trailing events may also be included for perspective. Bureau of Naval Personnel. It was a large amphibious and airborne operation, followed by a six-week land campaign. More than 2,000 soldiers were wounded during the Allied Invasion and 562 were killed. Operation Husky was the unlikely codename for the invasion of Sicily by Allied forces in the summer of 1943. [This manuscript, identified as United States Naval Administrative History of World War II #148c, is located in the Navy Department Library's Rare Book Room.] In it, they offer a scathing review of the performance of the Allied militaries in Operation HUSKY, the 1943 invasion of Sicily. Known as Operation Husky, the soldiers trekked across the mountainous terrain of Italy's southern island. There are a total of (21) Operation Husky, the Invasion of Sicily - WW2 Timeline (July 9th - August 17th, 1943) events in the Second World War timeline database. THE PONTE DIRILLO CROSSING SITE, seized by paratroopers on D-day. Locked in prison, reading daily newspaper reports of Allied victories, Charlie Luciano got impatient. "The Sicilian Campaign: Operation 'Husky,' July-August, 1943." Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). WORLD WAR II; Dec 2, 2016 Damian Lucjan ‘Operation Husky’ was the codename for the invasion of Sicily in 1943.