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Bicycle Troops By R.S. Kohn
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This report presents a history of the use of bicycles for transportation by combat troops prior to World War I, during World Wars I and II, and more recently the use of bicycles in guerrilla warfare.... More > It was developed in the Vietnam War as a special study for the Pentagon and in this edition it has been enlarged and supplemented with new materials. The armament, mobility, speed, distance, design, and load-carrying capacity of bicycles for transportation in remote areas and guerrilla warfare are discussed, The effect of terrain on the utilization of bicycles, the organization, strength, and tactics of bicycle units, and the training of combat troops using the bicycles are also considered. This volume also contains a rich trove of anecdotes of cyclists in combat and detailed training exercises for bicycle units.< Less
Japanese Parachute Troops By U.S. Army
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Military Intelligence Information Service Bulletin. This manual provides information about the Japanese paratroopers during the war, including training, organization, tactics, operations, planes,... More > parachutes, weapons, uniforms and insignia, equipment, and rations. Originally published during the war by the War Department. 67 pages, 25 photos, 2 drawings, 5 charts, 6 figures, 5 organization charts.< Less
Post War Passenger Transports By peter dancey
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Even before WW II had ended the UK was looking to reestablish its civil airline routes with comverted bombers and flying boats but the United States were already developinglong-range transports by... More > way of Lockheed with its Constellation and Douglas with its C 54.< Less
Life in the Mountain Troops... is just one damn ridge after another* By Compiled by Claude Lewenz
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Found in his deceased father’s papers in the basement: 25 pages of yellowing onion skin paper, a typewritten narrative written by his father’s army buddy, Gene Durand, covering front... More > lines duty as a mortar squad in the 10th Mountain Division (the ski troops) World War II Italian Campaign from landing in Naples on December 23, 1944 to the Nazi surrender on April 28, 1945. A good writer, squad leader Sgt. Durand captured the feeling of the war as an eyewitness. Sixty years later, when that 10th Mountain descendent suggested to his daughter that she use it for a school paper, he cross-checked it with the official history of the unit. Amusing to read the difference between official spin and what really happened... see the back cover for the story * For the title source, see page 29< Less
Life in the Mountain Troops... is just one damn ridge after another* By Compiled by Claude Lewenz
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Found in his deceased father’s papers in the basement: 25 pages of yellowing onion skin paper, a typewritten narrative written by his father’s army buddy, Gene Durand, covering front... More > lines duty as a mortar squad in the 10th Mountain Division (the ski troops) World War II Italian Campaign from landing in Naples on December 23, 1944 to the Nazi surrender on April 28, 1945. A good writer, squad leader Sgt. Durand captured the feeling of the war as an eyewitness. Sixty years later, when that 10th Mountain descendent suggested to his daughter that she use it for a school paper, he cross-checked it with the official history of the unit. Amusing to read the difference between official spin and what really happened... see the back cover for the story * For the title source, see page 29< Less
Un-Armed, Un-Armored and Un-Escorted: A World War II C-47 Airborne Troop Carrier Pilot Remembers By John R. Johnson Jr.
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Merriam Press Aviation History 4. First Edition (2014). Inducted in 1942, Johnson went through pilot training, then airborne operations flight training with 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th... More > Troop Carrier Group, then with 49th Troop Carrier Sqdn, 313th Troop Carrier Wing, for training in Sicily. Assigned to 36th TCS, 316th TCG, for D-Day, Allied advance across Europe Operation Market Garden and his C-47 was shot down on this mission and he became a POW. In addition to detailing his life as a POW, he includes details of what it was like back home for his family, particularly after he was listed as MIA after being shot down, including his parents' efforts at trying to get more details from politicians, the Army and members of his unit in England. This is a detailed personal account by a C-47 pilot who flew Un-Armed, Un-Armored and Un-Escorted over the skies of Europe, delivering men and materiel where it was needed to defeat the enemy. 35 photos and documents< Less
Mount Up! We're Moving Out! The World War II Memoir of an Armored Car Gunner of D Troop, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, 14th Armored Division By Vernon H. Brown, Jr.
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 59. Memoir and unit history by an M8 armored car gunner in Europe. Written as a narrative about a team of which the author was only one player. 52 B&W photos, 13... More > documents, 5 maps, 1 illustration.< Less
World War II Aboard the USS Butner A Memoir By John Ham
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Join the author as he recounts his experiences aboard the USS General H.W. Butner, a troop transport, during World War II. Board the ship in San Pedro, California in 1944, journey to obscure Pacific... More > Islands,through the Panama Canal, across the Atlantic to France, and back to the Pacific and the Orient. Learn inside information and read previously unpublished anecdotes about naval transport vessels before you disembark in San Pedro in 1946.< Less
An American Glider Pilot's Story By Gale Ammerman
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 65. 4th Edition (2012). Memoir of a U.S. Army Air Forces glider pilot in World War II. After training he joined the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier... More > Group, in July 1943. He flew gliders into combat during the Normandy (D-Day - Overlord) invasion, Holland (Operation Market Garden), and the Rhine crossing operations, and his accounts of these episodes are detailed and riveting. 61,000 words, 26 photos, 40 documents.< Less
My Life With The 52nd Fighter Group By Col. Thomas L Thacker (Ret)
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My Life with the 52nd Fighter Group is the first-hand view of a young supply officer's experiences during WW II, in and around the Mediterranean Sea. This book is rich with facts and details,... More > romance, humor and tragedy. From northern Michigan through North Africa to Sicily and Rome, from troop ships and C-rations to moonshine stills and slit trenches, these stories will tell you everything you wanted to know about how the troops were fed and moved and how the planes were kept flying. In these pages you'll encounter HRM King George, Generals Eisenhower and Patton, the US Table Tennis Champions, “Camelman” Montour, and Duckworth the squadron dog. You'll meet pilots, support staff, visiting celebrities, ladies of the night, and prisoners of war. You'll hear the stories behind the 52nd Squadron's impressive record of victories and the heartbreak of losses.< Less