All Americans in World War II

All Americans in World War II

From Sicily to Normandy

eBook - 2009
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The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion ofSicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for the rest of thewar. Heavy combat followed on the Italian mainland. Then came the main event of the war: D-Day!



Baker & Taylor
Through the words of its veterans, details the regimental history of the 82nd Airborne Division 'All Americans' from Operation Husky in July of 1943 through D-Day and Operation Market Garden to the Battle of the Bulge, and finally ending in Berlin as part of the occupying forces.

Ebrary

On Sunday, September 17, 1944, the 82nd Airborne Division jumped into history with the First Allied Airborne Army in a daring daylight parachute and glider-borne assault to capture key bridges at the start of Operation Market Garden. Following weeks of heavy combat in Holland, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one of its soldiers) were withdrawn from the frontlines for a well-deserved rest, which was almost immediately interrupted by the Battle of the Bulge, where they once again found themselves in the thick of the action, a position that remained familiar to them for the rest of the war. Following VE Day, the 82nd became part of the Allied forces occupying Berlin.



Book News
World War II historian Nordyke chronicles the first half of the story of the 82nd Airborne Division, America's first airborne unit to see combat in the war. The story follows the 82nd as they fought in some of the war's deadliest combat through Italy and into Normandy, where they took part in the massive and costly Operation Neptune invasion. Notes and a bibliography are included. The book will appeal to readers with an interest in the war and American aviation. A sequel is expected in 2010, which will relate the stories of the 82nd from Market Garden to Berlin. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Mbi Pub Co

The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for the rest of the war. Heavy combat followed on the Italian mainland. Then came the main event of the war: D-Day!



Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zenith ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2009
ISBN: 9781616732752
161673275X
9780760337370
0760337373
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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