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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Italy--Zeri"

This is an item about a place. This heading is also used for: Cerro, Ghiacciano, I Casoni, Rocchetta di Vara, Rossano, Veppo and Vezzanelli. Please use the links below to see all relevant documents available in the Archive.

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Major John Henderson outlines the plan for the construction of an improvised airstrip at Casoni, including the delivery schedule and manpower needed. On the same sheet is a reply by Mario Fontana stressing the impracticality of the enterprise.

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Major Gordon Lett discusses his posting to another area as a consequence of serious problems experienced: lack of cooperation, rivalries, unfair sharing of air drops, plus a disagreement over the role of specific units.

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Major Gordon Lett acknowledges the delivery a substantial sum of money for the Allied Mission. He states that it exceeds present needs and suggests distributing part of it to civilians who live in the civil parishes near Zeri, especially those who…

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Comandante Luciano Scotti urges Major Gordon Lett to postpone the burial of the British aircrew who crashed near Rossano on 30 December 1944.

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Letter of gratitude from Major Gordon Lett to Comandante Luciano Scotti regarding the military funeral and the condolences following the crash of a British aircraft and the death of its aircrew.

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Major Gordon Lett writes to Colonnello Mario Fontana regarding drop zones at Borseda Veppo, Vezzanelli, S. Pasquale, and Casoni. The latter must be reserved for material destined for the British special forces.

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Major Gordon Lett writes to Colonnello Mario Fontana regarding the establishment of a military operations area around Rossano. Logistical arrangements are discussed. Mention actions of paratroopers and Special Forces and discusses opportunities for…

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Memorandum outlining the plans for the construction of an improvised air strip at Casoni according to a preliminary study carried out by Major John Henderson. Mentions delivery schedule, manpower needed, tools, supplies and logistics. Strict secrecy…

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Comandante Luciano Scotti, in consultation with Major John Henderson, outlines the plan for the construction of an improvised landing strip at Casoni. Delivery schedule, manpower needed, tools, supplies and logistics are discussed. Recommends strict…

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The start of the planned works at the Casoni drop zone has to be postponed to 20 March 1945.

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Postpones a meeting regarding the works at the Casoni drop zone and recommends strict secrecy.

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Complains that only 15 civilian labourers showed up, most of them without tools, instead of the 50 partisans expected. No tools are available.

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Comandante Scaramuccia states that construction works have started with the first stage consisting of levelling out the ground. Progression is currently hampered by a scarcity of labourers, tools and supplies.

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Comandante Luciano Scotti acknowledges that the works are falling behind the schedule and orders countermeasures: civilian labourers are to be recruited individually, tools to be borrowed from whoever may have them, progress to be tracked and…

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Scaramuccia reports on issues slowing down the delivery pace of the Casoni improvised landing strip: headcount of labourers fluctuates on a day-by-day basis; men show up at irregular hours for work; supplies are not delivered regularly; food has to…

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Following an inspection, Comandante Luciano Scotti notes that works are falling behind the schedule and orders that the pace of delivery must increase. Provisions to be supplied by the Allied Mission.

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Comandante Dany complains about the lack of suitable tools (eg only seven wheelbarrows are available) and the scarcity of food. A barrel of olive oil has been requisitioned as a temporary measure.

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Reports on delays to the construction of the Casoni improvised landing strip: the specialist showed up only on the first day, never to be seen again and work is hampered by mud. Asks permission to suspend the works next Sunday and Monday, being…

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Comandante Luciano Scotti states that works are underway at the Casoni improvised landing strip despite the lack of suitable tools. Claims that the Allied Mission haven't sent supplies.

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Stresses that the Allied Mission pays 100 Lire a day to each labourer working at the Casoni improvised landing strip.

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Letter from Comandante Luciano Scotti to Comandante Bucchioni regarding the delivery of the Casoni improvised landing strip. Stresses that complaints regarding scarcity of supplies are wholly unjustified and the Allied Mission pays 100 Lire a day to…

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Comandante Luciano Scotti writes to Tenente Scaramuccia regarding the delivery of the Casoni improvised landing strip. The pace of delivery must be increased at any cost, with labourers working from 8am to 1pm on festival days.

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Major John Henderson has authorised the construction works to be suspended over Easter. On the following day only volunteers will be at work.

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States that the Casoni improvised landing strip was completed yesterday (9 April 1945).

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