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Title:TURKISH MISSION ARRIVE AT AMERICAN 2ND CORPS HQ [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 382/2/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Turkish Military Mission visit the Headquarters of II Corps US Forces Commander at Gafsa, Tunisia. After the meeting three US officers are decorated for bravery.
Description: Shell bursts landing on an American heavy anti-aircraft position on the road between Djebel Berda and Djebel Chemsi. The Turkish Military Mission arrives at II Corps HQ where General Omurtak inspects a guard of military police. General Patton awards the Purple Heart to Colonel J J B Williams and Silver Stars to Major J H Gruver and Chaplain Lieutenant L Grosline outside II Corps Headquarters.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Patton, George S. (person)
Omurtak, Salih (person)
Turkish Air Force (regiment/service)
Turkish Army (regiment/service)
United States Army, II Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Gafsa, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)