Tagged WWII

Assault on Assoro

The ancient hill town in central Sicily is topped by the ruins of King Robert II of Normandy’s 12th Century castle.   It’s been a stronghold of armies and warlords since 1000 B.C.   In July 1943 the village, the castle and the hill with its 1,100-foot cliff was held by the German’s elite Herman Goering Division during the Allied Sicilian Campaign in World War II.

He helped CIA depose Diem regime

Lt. Col. John Dyer had no idea the planeload of .50-caliber machine-gun ammunition he flew to Tonsonnhute Airport in Saigon was part of a CIA plot to topple the Ngo Dinh Diem government in South Vietnam.