All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II: From Sicily to Normandy

All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II: From Sicily to Normandy

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by Phil Nordyke
     
 

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The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for

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The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for the rest of the war. Heavy combat followed on the Italian mainland. Then came the main event of the war: D-Day!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616732752
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
591,574
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

PHIL NORDYKE was voted in as official historian of the 505th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) at the association’s at annual reunion, held in Colorado Springs in 2003. In addition to All American, All the Way he is the author of Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II, More Than Courage: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe: The Combat History of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II,and The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife Nancy.

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All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II - From Sicily to Normandy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I have been fortunate to have been acquainted with two who served in the All American Division and heard them describe some of the heroic activities and also relate some of the humerous and interestng events associated particularly with the Normandy invasion. My son and I are going to Normandy this spring to tour the D-Day area particularly focusing on the 82nd activities. With the included maps this book has been a huge help in providing background for our trip.
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