National Geographic : 1946 Jan
. U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official Wading Through Heavy Surf from an LST, GI Troops and Donkey Draftees HastilyReinforce Sicily Beachheads From here at Licata and near-by Gela, American forces started their encircling drive through central Sicily. British andCanadian troops landed inthe vicinity ofAugusta. Sure-footed donkeys make excellent pack animals over narrow, difficult trails.