82nd Airborne Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to the men of the 82nd Airborne Division who fought and died at Ponte Dirillo on July 10 1943. The text on the memorial reads:

"THE NIGHT OF JULY 10 1943 WAS WITNESS TO BLOODY COMBAT BETWEEN THE 82nd AMERICAN AIRBORNE DIV. AND ITALIAN AND GERMAN TROOPS. EXTREME WERE THE LOSSES, SUPREME WAS THE HEROISM AND FROM THE SACRIFICE OF THESE MEN IS CREATED THE NEW HISTORY OF EUROPE."

There are 39 names of 82nd Airborne paratroopers who were killed at Ponte Dirillo enlisted.

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