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Re(2): Serjeant David OLSBERG,
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Hi again
On the 16th October 1944 the 2nd Bn LF were ordered to relieve the 2nd Battalion of the US 351st Regiment at Sassatello.This was the pre cursor to the attack and subsequent capture of Monte Spaduro. Your Gt. Uncle was KIA during this period. The account and details of this action are to lengthy to place here.
I would suggest that you obtain a copy of the book The History of the Lancashire Fusiliers 1939-45 by John Hallam (Major) ISBN 0-7509-0409-7 published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. Copies are normally readily available by order through your local lending library. Occasionally copies come up for sale on sites such as eBay or the like at reasonable prices.
However...please click on the link below which will take you to the 2nd Bn page on the Web Site. Scroll down the page until you come to the section entitled
" The Battle of Monte Spaduro ". It's a very lengthy article.
It is extremely unlikely that anyone who actually served with your Gt.Uncle is now able to make contact. Around 7 or 8 months ago I was in contact with the son of a LF who was killed around the same time and is buried in the same area. He was to make a journey to re trace his father's steps. Sadly I cannot recall his name nor contact details. He just may see this post?
I hope this has been of help.
Regards
Geoff Pycroft

Monte Spaduro

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