*Covers the D-Day landings, the Normandy campaign, and the invasion of southern France: The second volume of this important contribution to the history of World War II picks up with the final preparations for D-Day and follows the soldiers who were introduced in Volume One--infantrymen, Rangers, paratroopers, glider pilots and crews, artillerymen, tankers, fighter and bomber pilots, and rear-echelon support troops--as they invade France on June 6, 1944, and slog their way inland. Through these brave men, the Kaufmanns paint a vivid and complete portrait of the American GI at war.... the Belgian Gates with the Hagensen Packs, each of which consisted of a 21a4- pound block of C2 plastic explosive inside ... The units of the 1st ESB included the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, 24th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, the 286th anbsp;...
|Title||:||The American GI in Europe in World War II|
|Author||:||J. E. Kaufmann, H. W. Kaufmann|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2014-05-14|