2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2020 9:19 AM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking records & maps for Tuscany, Italy in July 1944


      Buongiorno, sto cercando carte riguardanti la WWII in  Toscana durante il mese di luglio 1944. Grazie



      Good morning, I am looking for papers & maps regarding WWII in Tuscany, Italy during the month of July 1944. thank you



        • Re: Seeking records & maps for Tuscany, Italy in July 1944

          Hi Marco,


          Thank you for posting to the History Hub.


          The Tuscany Region is a very large area. From 22 Jan 44 to 24 May 44 is was bombed by British and US planes to interrupt German lines of communications. 


          The ground force was 5th US Army under Truscott. The following will give you maps and progress of the war from Anzio to Rome. 


          The 5th US Army continued on to Florence. The following will give you maps and progress of the war from Rome to Florence.



          Good luck on your research, I would recommend that you narrow you project down to the Division and or Regimental level such as the 1st Special Forces, or the 10th mountain Division. You would find more records, maps and combat at these levels.



          • Re: Seeking records & maps for Tuscany, Italy in July 1944
            Sylvia Naylor Scout

            Dear Mr. Cacelli,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 4 series, 159 file units, and 7 items relating to Tuscany for the 1940-1949 time period. Please note that some of the records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. For access to the non-digitized records, please contact the unit listed in the description.


            You may also be interested in reviewing Reference Information Paper 79 titled “World War II Records in the Cartographic and Architectural Branch of the National Archives” compiled by Daryl Bottoms as it may provide some useful information for your research.


            Further, we suggest that you contact The National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) via email at carto@nara.gov as they are the custodial unit for maps.


            Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            We hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck with your research!