Operation Husky Landing Tables

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by Belly, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Belly

    Belly Engage the enemy more closely

    Does anyone know if there's a transcript of the landing tables for the invasion of Sicily on the net? If not I assume I could get them from the NA??

    I know Normandy landing tables are on the net but I have never found them for Husky :huh:

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Belly - ' It's to be hoped that there was a landing table otherwise it would have been a right old mess as some ships were coming from the UK - others from Alex - Bizerta - Tripoli - Bone - Algiers - all to two beaches -then the 46th Div as a floating reserve - it was bad enough that the 2nd Bde of Canadians were half a mile out and 300 parachutists were drowned otherwise it all went as planned..
    Cheers
     
  3. Rob F

    Rob F Junior Member

    Hi Belly,
    I dont know what landing tables are, but if they are what I think they they may be what I would like to see!! My father landed in Sicily. i would really like to find the details. if you have any luck please let me know.
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  4. Belly

    Belly Engage the enemy more closely

  5. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    All
    Need some information on the ships involved in Husky landings, my fathers unit apparantly landed from a liner either into Landing Craft or
    tenders.
    This was either 2nd wave or 3rd wave as I could not see the navy bringing a large troopship close in.
     
  6. idler

    idler GeneralList

    One LSI (Landing Ship, Infantry) described as a 'great liner' was Reina del Pacifico.
    Other LSIs in Husky included:
    Duchess of Bedford
    Keren
    Largs
    Monarch of Bermuda
    Otranto
    Princess Beatrix
    Prins Albert
    Queen Emma
    Royal Scotsman
    Royal Ulsterman
    Strathnaver
    Ulster Monarch
    Winchester Castle

    Info from the index of Operation Husky by SWC Pack.
     
  7. Belly

    Belly Engage the enemy more closely

  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Had a trawl through the Husky hits on the Kew database and the closest description to match seems to be:-

    WO107/132 - Embarkation Tables: Personnel & Equipment
     
  9. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Bump...

    Has anyone got the 'Husky' landing tables or know where they can be found?

    I am particularly interested in the tables for 151st Infantry Brigade - 6th, 8th & 9th Bn's Durham Light Infantry - who landed in the Gulf of Notto, at or in the vicinty of Avola, on 10 July 1943.

    This information is sought for another forum member who's grandfather was involved in the landings.

    Any assistance welcomed!

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  10. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    I cannot believe that there is no one out there that can can assist with the request at Message #9. Indeed, we have a 'Husky' Social Group:

    HUSKY OPERATION SICILY 1943 - This group is made for talk and share info about Sicily operation 1943, Husky Operation and Ladbroke.

    Come on forum members, help me assist another forum member...

    Many thanks,

    Steve.
     
  11. 51MMO

    51MMO A Very Proud Grandson

    Seconded - thanks for all your efforts Steve!
     
  12. Steve,

    I copied a 68 page report on 50 Divs operations in July/Aug in the Sicilian Campaign recently, together with other files relating to the Div.

    I will have a quick scan for anything that may be of help - but to transcribe will be a long job.

    Will get back soon.

    Mel
     
  13. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello Mel,

    If you find anything relevant, drop me a VM or PM - don't transcribe; we could possibly sort out another way of getting the information. Indeed, I now have a client in Darlington! :D

    Best,

    Steve.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  14. Alanst500

    Alanst500 Senior Member

    Hi, All these might be useful

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  15. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Colin Hotham is my expert on Sicily - he might know about the landing tables..
    Cheers
     
  16. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Dear All

    Sorry to raise this issue again but has anyone any further information on the husky landings. I believe my father sailed on convoy MWF 36 from Port Said - embarked 30\6 and sailed 5\7 to join the main force at Malta before landing on 10/7.

    With the 70th anniversary approaching it would be great to have more information on these landings if available.

    Cheers Brian

    ps would this be better place in the Italy forum?
     
  17. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Brian

    Is the attached what you are looking for? Had two goes and not succeeded, it's my table listing the merchant ships involved in the North African landings, I have tables for the other WW2 landings if required.

    Roy
     
  18. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Hi Roy

    Thank you for the reply - may be my PC but I cannot see any attachment. Cheers Brian
     
  19. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Sorry, it didn't attach, I will try again!!
     
  20. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Deleted as table sent as a pdf attachment.

    Roy
     

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