Operation Avalanche

DATE: 03/09/2023
TIME (GMT): 18:00
ERA: WW2
MAP(S): Altis
TYPE: COOP
GAME: Arma 3
EVENT: Official
AUTHOR(S): Aris Vuk and Lord for Brothers in Arms
SLOTS: 68 / 92

MEDICAL LEVEL: Advanced
MEDICS SETTINGS: Advanced
PREVENT INSTANT DEATH: Yes
LIVES: 3
DAMAGE RESISTANCE: 3
RESPAWN WAY: Respawn On Team
ENEMY DIFFICULTY: Medium
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Operation Avalanche was the codename for the Allied landings near the port of Salerno, executed on 9 September 1943, part of the Allied invasion of Italy during WW2. The Italians withdrew from the war the day before the invasion, but the Allies landed in an area defended by German troops. Planned under the name Top Hat, it was supported by the deception plan Operation Boardman.


The landings were carried out by the U.S. Fifth Army, under Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark. It comprised the U.S. VI Corps, the British X Corps, and the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, a total of about nine divisions. Its primary objectives were to seize the port of Naples to ensure resupply, and to cut across to the east coast, trapping the Axis troops further south.


In order to draw troops away from the landing ground, Operation Baytown was mounted. This was a landing by the British Eighth Army, under General Sir Bernard Montgomery, in Calabria in the toe of Italy, on 3 September. Simultaneous sea landings were made by the British 1st Airborne Division at the port of Taranto .The Salerno landings were carried out without previous naval or aerial bombardment in order to achieve surprise. Surprise was not achieved.


The Germans had established artillery and machine gun posts and scattered tanks through the landing zones which made progress difficult, but the beach areas were captured. Around 07.00 a concerted counterattack was made by the 16th Panzer Division. It caused heavy casualties but was beaten off. Both the British and the Americans made slow progress, and still had a 10 miles gap between them at the end of day one. They linked up by the end of day two and occupied 35–45 miles of coastline to a depth of 6–7 miles.


Over 12–14 September the Germans organized a concerted counterattack by six divisions of motorized troops, hoping to throw the Salerno beachhead into the sea before it could link with the British Eighth Army. Heavy casualties were inflicted, as the Allied troops were too thinly spread to be able to resist concentrated attacks.The outermost troops were therefore withdrawn in order to reduce the perimeter. The new perimeter was held with the assistance of naval and aerial support, although the German attacks reached almost to the beaches in places.


The outermost troops were therefore withdrawn in order to reduce the perimeter. The new perimeter was held with the assistance of 4,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division who air dropped near the hot spots, from strong naval gunfire support, and from well served Fifth Army artillery. The German attacks reached almost to the beaches but ultimately failed.


We will Pradropl at night behind enemy shore lines and try to cut off German reinforcements and create chaos by destroying radar facilities and executing senior German officers.

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US 82nd Airborne Division 509th PIR

Company HQ

Capatin Commander
Miletic
Company Master Sergeant
Tayra
Company Doctor
Usagi
Company Engineer

1st Platoon HQ

Lieutenant Platoon Commander
UniPlay
Platoon Medic
Burger
Platoon Saboteur
Sav.
Platoon Marksman
Mix.

Alpha Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Doctor
Corporal Team Leader
Sclembi
Medic
Machine Gunner
Seedorf
Autorifleman BAR
veimiK
Ammo Bearer
Ske.
Grenadier
Istan
Rifleman Bazooka
W.Jarvis
Rifleman AT PMW
Heinrich
Scout
Poison
Rifleman
Szarik

Bravo Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Cobe
Corporal Team Leader
Timotemat
Medic
Nikic
Machine Gunner
Frenki
Autorifleman BAR
Aris
Ammo Bearer
Sonic
Grenadier
Lord
Rifleman Bazooka
Flappy
Rifleman AT PMW
Enzoo
Scout
Rifleman

2nd Platoon HQ

Lieutenant Platoon Commander
Bovan
Platoon Medic
Mora
Platoon Saboteur
Tootee
Platoon Marksman
Lipe

Charlie Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Johnny
Corporal Team Leader
Krnja
Medic
Desolus.
Machine Gunner
Igor
Autorifleman BAR
Darius
Ammo Bearer
Mile
Grenadier
Aleksa
Rifleman Bazooka
Sale
Rifleman AT PMW
Zero
Scout
Feather
Rifleman
Lazar

Delta Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Corporal Team Leader
Viper
Medic
Machine Gunner
Danny
Autorifleman BAR
Martis
Ammo Bearer
Grenadier
Mauser
Rifleman Bazooka
Rifleman AT PMW
Yak.
Scout
Profa
Rifleman

3rd Platoon HQ

Lieutenant Platoon Commander
JaneSRBRUS
Platoon Medic
Chewie
Platoon Saboteur
Platoon Marksman
Arin

Echo Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
RasaDeDam
Corporal Team Leader
Medic
Skywalker
Machine Gunner
Autorifleman BAR
Ammo Bearer
Grenadier
Yuzo
Rifleman Bazooka
Rifleman AT PMW
Scout
Rifleman

Foxtrot Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Psion
Corporal Team Leader
Abramusas
Medic
Strale
Machine Gunner
KostasGamer
Autorifleman BAR
Orbit
Ammo Bearer
Dimi
Grenadier
Rifleman Bazooka
Rifleman AT PMW
Scout
Rifleman
Imbalance

USAAF 351st Fighter Squadron

351st Squadron (P-47D)

Lieutenant Squadron Commander
Glenn
Pilot Two
Michalox
Pilot Three
Murdock
Pilot Four
niceguyphil

US Army Air Force USAAF

Transport Squadron (C-47)

Lieutenant Squadron Commander
Mo
Pilot Two
Kossovatz
Pilot Three
Pilot Four
Spud
Pilot Five
Pilot Six
Joe
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