Book Reviews

Book Reviews

From the Ardennes to Austria

By Christopher Miskimon

The paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute InfantryRegiment (3/506), 101st Airborne Division fought long and hard during Operation Market-Garden, the Allied assault through Holland aimed at piercing into northern Germany and ending the war. Read more

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Sprechen sie Deutsch?

By Christopher Miskimon

Gottfried Kurt “Joe” Guennel’s family escaped Germany just after Hitler and his Nazi Party came into power in 1934. Read more

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Ambushed in Suoi Cat

By Christopher Miskimon

The troopers of the 1st Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in an armored column in Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam, on December 2, 1966, waited at their base camp for an order to move out on an escort mission. Read more

Marine ace Jim Swett is shown downing his seventh Japanese plane on April 7, 1943 in a painting by Roy Grinnell.

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America’s Few

By Christopher Miskimon

As Jim Swett guided his Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter to a landing at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, he looked forward to getting some rest. Read more

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Resurgent U.S. Navy

By Christopher Miskimon

The United States Navy entered World War II well before Pearl Harbor and long before the rest of the nation. Read more

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Savage Combat in a Faraway Jungle

By Christopher Miskimon

In February 1944, the Japanese attacked the Commonwealth’s 7th Indian Division near Sinzweya, Burma. The division divided its troops into several defensive “boxes” to blunt the enemy attack. Read more

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U.S. Pilots At War

By Christopher Miskimon

Lieutenant Robert Samuel Johnson looked around for some friendly planes to fly with to get back to England. Read more

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The Demise of Army Group South

By Christopher Miskimon

Willi Fey served in a Tiger tank crew on the Eastern Front. During March 1944, a massive Soviet offensive struck the area his unit, the Waffen SS Division Das Reich, defended. Read more

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The Luftwaffe Against England

By Christopher Miskimon

In order to establish the necessary conditions for the final conquest of England … I therefore order the Luftwaffe to overpower the English air force with all forces at its command, in the shortest possible time.” Read more