Re-release of "House of Pain" .... By nightfall on the 18th July, the 51st (Highland) Division had pushed to within 3 kilometers of Gerbini and the large airfields nearby. The Luftwaffe's elite ground unit, Panzergrenadier Division 'Hermann Goering' had been ordered to hold these as part of the main German defense line in northeastern Sicily. Infantry of the 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders advanced confidently on the night of the 20th, but taking the main airfield and its buildings from the tenacious grenadiers cost them 18 officers and 156 men, effectively two companies destroyed. The veteran 1st Black Watch then moved up to the lead, passing through the Argyll's positions into Gerbini.
Attacker: British (Elements of 1/Black Watch and 46th Royal Tank Regiment. Also air support of 1 FB ’42)