Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei
In front of the 100th Battalion’s plaque

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

For the Rapido River campagna, the 34th Division was transferred to the II Corps, because the VI Corps had to prepare the Landing st Anzio. The 34th moved first of all the Presenzano area then to Ceppagna.The 100th Battalion of the 133rd was places under the Command of Col.Robert T. Frederich of the FSSF. Together they formed the Task Force B, and captured Mount Majo and in particular the 100th Bn advanced to take also Hill 1190.

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei

The 100th Battalion with the FSSF

Because of all the difficulties in transporting heavy weapons and supplies, the 100th men must carry the supplies up the hill on their shoulders. It was not easy for the troops to reach the summit but by January 13 the 100th was on the top of the Hill facing the Rapido River. The Task Force B was dissolved at this point on January 13, but the 100th continued to fight occupaing San Michele. The next task to reach was the Rapido River Valley, but the Garmans had dammed the River and flooded the bank on the Allied side.

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei: the 442nd Infantry Regiment

The Gustav line in this area was divided in 3 zones: on the left side the British X Corps, in the middle the US II Corps and on the Right side the French Expeditionary Corps. The 36th Division had to cross the River downstream of Cassino, while the 34th was up-river. Some of the men of 100th were seat in the 36th area to give the Division some cover with smoke. On January 24 they crossed the River in their Sector, but they had so many trubbles, because the Germans were firing them and the area was heavy mined.

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei

The 100th Battalion known also as part of the 442nd Infantry Regiment

The 100th Battalion resisted 24 hours, but the next night Captain Mitsuyoshi Fukuda from Honolulu moved back to the Allied headquarter to report the desperate situation of the troops.Even if Maj. Clough Commander of the 100th refused tocontinue this terrible attack, the Battalion had to continue the actions but few hours later this battalion of the 442nd Regiment lost its commanders. The Germans picked them off one by one. Some of the men saved themselves by jumping into an irrigation diich and remained there forcan entire day.

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei

The 442nd Infantry Regiment and the famous 100th Battalion

The attack during daylight was suicidal. After this terrible attack and the following failed Operation the 100th was pulled back to San Michele on January 26 for some rest. On February 8 the 100th Battalion was sent back to the arapido River to tey to cross It again.This time the River was quite dry and the German firing was not heavy. After crossing the River they advanced in the direction of Castle Hill. They partially took it after four days quote without drinkble water and very little foot and trench food.

The end of the 100th Battalion’s efforts

The 100th was pulled back into Regimental reserve in Alife. During the fighting the 100th Lost 4 officers and 44 men, 12 officers and 122 men were wounde, 3 officers and 8 men injured. 75 men were sent to hospital for trench food.

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei: WHAT TO EXPECT

The “Monte Cassino Battlefield Tour for Nisei“ (about 3 hours) includes:

1) pickup from your arrival at the railway station in Cassino every day at 10.00am or 02.00pm (Main Square, near the Green Kiosk)

2) about 3h30 guided tour of the 100th Battalion most meaningful sites of Cassino:

  • the slope of Trocchio Hill
  • 100th Battalion’s battlefield on the Rapido River on January
  • San Michele resting Place of the 100th Battalion
  • area of the 36th Division Attack were smoke was used
  • 100th Battalion’s battlefield on February next to Castle Hill
  • Castle hill area
  • Panoramic point
  • Monte Cassino Abbey

3) return to the railway station in Cassino at 01.30pm or 05.30pm

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE TOUR

WHEN AND WHERE: At the railway station in Cassino every day at 10.00am or 02.00pm (Main Square, near the Green Kiosk)

WHAT IS INCLUDED: Minivan and ww2 tour guide

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Lunch and dinner are not included but I can suggest…

PRICE PER PERSON: 90 euros (lunch or dinner not included)

GUIDES/LOCAL EXPERTS: I will held this tour.

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Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei

Monte Cassino Battlefield tour for Nisei held by Anna Priora local guide and WWII expert.prices for person

SKU del prodotto: Nisei1

Brand di prodotto: Monte Cassino War Tour

Valuta del prodotto: Eur

Prezzo del prodotto: 90

Prezzo valido fino a: 30/12/2030

Prodotto in magazzino: InStock

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