Operation Chronometer

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Operation Chronometer

Post by Wm. Harris » 09 Jan 2006 22:33

Operation Chronometer: Eritrea, 11 June 1941. Does anyone know anything about this operation?

I just have a few scraps of information. The aim of the operation was the capture of the Italian port of Assab, and as far as I can tell only one battalion took part (3/15th Punjab Regiment). I could be wrong about that though. As for naval and air assets involved, I've got nothing. None of the histories I have even mention it (although, admittedly, none deal exclusively with East Africa).

Thanks for any assistance,

Bill H.

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Post by Lupo Solitario » 09 Jan 2006 23:22

no much more...the italian garrison was formed by five navy batteries and some survivor of precedent eritrean battles. Italian sources report hard air bombings but no more

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Post by Wm. Harris » 12 Jan 2006 21:04

Thanks Lupo, that's more than I knew :)

Bill H.

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