Major General Willis D. Crittenberger and other high ranking officers watch the 5th Army, 1554th Engineering Heavy Ponton Battalion complete the first ponton bridge (an M-2 Treadway pontoon bridge) built across the Po River at San Benedetto Po...
World War, 1939-1945--Engineering & construction--Italy--San Benedetto Po.; San Benedetto Po (Italy)--1940-1950.; Bridge construction--Italy--San Benedetto Po--1940-1950.; Military occupations--American--Italy--San Benedetto Po--1940-1950.; Pontoon...
On the morning of April 23, 1945, the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, became the first allied unit to cross the Po River from near San Benedetto Po. They faced intense flak barrages and machine guns from German troops.
Po River Valley (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
1945 April 23
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