Full Reviews

Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, Volume 2 August-December 1944 (Kevin M. Hymel, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 2023, 467 pp., maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $39.95, hardcover)

The Human Face of D-Day, Walking the Battlefields of Normandy: Essays, Reflections and Conversations with Veterans of the Longest Day (Col. (Ret) Keith M. Nightingale, Casemate Books, Havertown, PA, 2023, 357 pp., maps, photographs, appendices, bibliography, index, $37.95, hardcover)

Task Force Hogan: The World War II Tank Battalion that Spearheaded the Liberation of Europe (William R. Hogan, William Morrow Publishing, New York, NY, 2023, 320 pp., maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $32.50, hardcover)

Aluminum Alley: The American Pilots Who Flew Over the Himalayas and Helped Win World War II (Rory Laverty, Stackpole Books, Essex, CT, 2023, 268 pp., maps, photographs, bibliography, $29.95, hardcover)

Derrick’s Bridgehead: The History of the 92nd Division, 597th Field Artillery Battalion, and the Leadership Legacy of Col. Wendell T. Derricks (Lt. Col. Major Clark, Casemate Books, Havertown, PA, 2023, 304 pp., photographs, notes, appendices, bibliography, $37.95, hardcover)

Early Pacific Raids 1942: The American Carriers Strike Back (Brian Lane Herder, Osprey Books, Oxford, UK, 2023, 96 pp., maps, photographs, bibliography, index, $25, softcover)

New and Noteworthy

The Reconquest of Burma 1944-45 From Operation Capital to the Sittang Bend (Robert Lyman, Osprey Books, 2023, $25, SC) When the Japanese Invasion of India failed in August 1944, it created an opportunity for UK forces to take the offensive.

The Blitz 1940-41: The Luftwaffe’s Biggest Strategic Bombing Campaign (Julian Hale, Osprey Books, 2023, $25, SC) Focuses on the German air offensive, including its objective, tactics, and results.

Clean Sweep: VIII Fighter Command against the Luftwaffe, 1942–1945 (Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, Osprey Books, 2023, $32, SC) Focuses on the fighter units which protected the U.S. bombers during their long-running offensive.

Loyalty First: The Life and Times of Charles A. Willoughby, Mac Arthur’s Chief Intelligence Officer (David A. Foy, Casemate Books, 2023, $37.95, HC) Often maligned as a lackey of the imperious Douglas MacArthur, Willoughby’s complexities are revealed.

Allies Against Two Evils: Georgian POWs in World War II’s Bergmann Units and the Quest to Liberate the Caucasus from Russian Imperialism (Dr. Givi Gabliani, Doppelhouse Press, 2023, $49.95, SC) Nominally Soviet citizens fighting with the Germans to liberate their Soviet-dominated homelands.

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