Early on the morning of 11 July, Lt.Col. John Heintges’ 3rd Battalion of the 7th Infantry Regiment crossed the Palma River and advanced westward along Highway 115. As the GIs approached Palma di Montechiaro where Italian forces were know to be, white flags blossomed from its buildings, prompting the Colonel to send a patrol to accept its surrender. Unfortunately, the flags had been put out by civilians, and the troops defending the town opened fire as the patrol approached. The Americans, enraged by what seemed to be a vile trick, reacted swiftly. Heintges led ten men across the open field to place demolitions on the ground floor of a building from which heavy fire was emanating. After withdrawing a short distance they blew up the house, signaling the start of the assault. . . .The battle of the 6 morale troops. A strong force of US squads have to clear a force of Italians out of a village of stone buildings. You will do a lot of rallying in this scenario.
Attacker: American (3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment)
Defender: Italian (177º Reggimento Bersaglieri / 207º Divisione Costiera)