Author: Arthur L. Kelly
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146003
Format: PDF, Mobi
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" Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: High on the bridge of the USS West Virginia Sfc. Lee Ebner was looking forward to the end of his watch and a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast. But the two low-flying planes painted with rising sun insignia and bearing down on the ship had other plans for him and his fellow seamen. Ten hours later, at Clark Field in the Philippines, Pfc. Jack Reed felt the brunt of another Japanese air attack and within weeks found himself a part of the gruesome Bataan Death March that was to claim the lives of hundred of his comrades. On another continent, four years into the war, Capt. Benjamin Butler led his exhausted company up a steep, fog-shrouded Italian mountain toward a well entrenched German defensive position. The odds against their survival were appalling, though worse was to come in the months ahead. Such were the experiences of many young men-plucked from their local communities all across America, trained for war, and hurled into the strange reality of combat thousands of miles form home. In this stunning collection of World War II oral histories, Arthur Kelly recreates the experiences of twelve young men from Kentucky who survived the seemingly unsurvivable, whether in combat or as prisoners of war.

Crowded Moment

Author: Arthur L. Kelly
Publisher: Robert G Clark Consulting LLC
ISBN: 9780982745311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Exhausted Confederate soldiers ride with Morgan on his Christmas Raid into the heart of Kentucky, into the bloody battles along the way, where former neighbors fight as bitter mortal enemies.

Vom alten Schlag

Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864134102
Format: PDF
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Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.

The Battle of Iwo Jima

Author: Walt Sandberg
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786417900
Format: PDF
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Beginning with the Marine assault on February 19, 1945, the Battle for Iwo Jima quickly became the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history. Today this fierce battle remains high in our collective memories, not only for its terrors but for its indelible image of triumph: the raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi. Much information exists about the Battle for Iwo Jima, but it is scattered and can be difficult to track down. This book draws the information together in two ways. It offers bibliographic listings to lead researchers to useful sources, and provides actual texts of documents related to the battle and its aftermath. Part One, "The Bibliography," offers information on more than 800 books, magazines, official documents, audio-visual materials and online resources about the Battle of Iwo Jima. Each listing is annotated to assist researchers, historians, veterans and others seeking information. Part Two, "The Anthology," offers the texts of hard-to-locate documents; a series of maps showing the day-by-day progression of the battle; and a selection of poetry inspired by the battle. Appendices provide details of the American chain of command and both the American and the Japanese orders of battle; describe some lingering mysteries about the Battle of Iwo Jima; and list Iwo Jima memorial sites around the world.

Unsung Heroes of World War II

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803224568
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.

Stories from the World War II Battlefield

Author: Jennifer Holik
ISBN: 9781938226380
Format: PDF
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Jennifer Holik is an international researcher, speaker, and author of numerous books, articles, and courses. She holds a BA in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Jennifer offers expert World War II, genealogical, and historical research services. She provides clients with detailed and fully cited reports with documents, record analysis, and suggestions for further research. She has the rare expertise to locate, analyze, and interpret World War II records across all branches, reconstruct service history, document where a soldier was throughout service, provide details on combat experience, and when necessary, document the death and burial of a soldier. Connecting the dots and piecing together multiple puzzle pieces of a soldier's story is Jennifer's specialty. Jennifer can write and publish a book about your family or soldier. In addition to research and writing, Jennifer speaks in the United States and Europe at military museums, libraries, genealogy societies, Rotary groups, corporations, and other venues. Her current program topics include beginning genealogy, youth genealogy, and World War II. Jennifer's passion is writing the stories of families, particularly men and women of World War II. She has published several books and guides on these topics. Learn more at http: //

Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 2

Author: Jennifer Holik
Publisher: Generations, USA
ISBN: 9781938226328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"ALL THE RECORDS BURNED " Have you heard that phrase regarding the status of Army, Air Corps, and National Guard records from World War II? Roughly 80% of these records did burn in a fire in 1973. The Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Marine Corps records were unaffected, except for a very small percentage. Researchers with family members in these branches have access to complete military service histories. All the tools researchers need to start exploring their World War II sailor or Marine's service are included in this volume. The tools include: The basics of starting research. Tips for online and offline military research. Instructions for ordering and using the Official Military Personnel File and collateral records to reconstruct service history. Tips on researching the service history of women who served in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. And, tips for placing the soldier into historical context using higher level records. Through dozens of examples, checklists, and document images, researchers are taught how to analyze the Official Military Personnel File, records created for the Missing, the Prisoners, and the Dead, and numerous other records which may help reconstruct the service history. This is the most important reference guide researchers need to begin researching and writing the story of their Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Merchant Marine World War II sailor or Marine available today.