Many families escaped the bombings and artillery
fire but returned to find their homes destroyed.
Lt. Rex T. McCord, Sgt. Cleburn Kroll and Pvt.
Pete Burns talk with an Italian town mayor shortly after the invasion.
Built in 700 B.C., the temple of Neptune at
Paestum recalls an ancient Greek civilization.
Italian women open outdoor laundry under ancient
ruins of Paestum. Soldiers welcomed this opportunity, had to furnish soap.
American and German troops have long since left
Salerno in this view taken nearly two years after the landings. The structures are badly
battle-scarred, but jagged mountain peaks in the background still give beauty to a
panorama at the Salerno harbor.