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Title The sky men : a parachute rifle company's story of the Battle of the Bulge and the jump across the Rhine / Kirk B. Ross.
Author Ross, Kirk B.
Publication Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Description 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 940.5421 R
Series Schiffer military history
Schiffer military history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What I Call Southern Charm -- Out of the Frying Pan -- McGoldrick and his Forty Thieves -- And Into The Fire -- Perfect Targets -- Swatting at Tigers -- Nobody Goes Back -- Reorganizing for Varsity -- Like Bolts from Heaven -- Spearheading East.
Summary Tells the story of the F Company of the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th US Airborne Division. Describes the selection and training of this elite force and their actions against the German Army in Belgium during the hardest European winter in 40 years. This account honestly describes the paratroopers' ruthlessness in combat and demonstrates how sometimes deadly mistakes in judgment by higher commanders were transcribed on the battlefield, resulting in high casualties. Material draws on first-person accounts of some 100 men of F Company and other associated organizations. Includes b&w historical photos. Author information is not given. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Subject United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 513th. Company F -- History.
United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 513th. Company F. (OCoLC)fst00762803
Ardennes, Battle of the (1944-1945) (OCoLC)fst00814174
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Airborne troops.
Airborne troops. (OCoLC)fst00802766
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0764311727

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