Doctor Danger Forward: A World War II Memoir of a Combat Medical Aidman, First Infantry Division

Doctor Danger Forward: A World War II Memoir of a Combat Medical Aidman, First Infantry Division

by Allen N. Towne
     
 

As a combat medical aidman of Company B, 1st Medical Battalion, First Infantry Division, Allen N. Towne experienced some of the pivotal events of World War II. "Doctor B," as his unit was known, was attached to the 18th Regimental Combat Team and moved with them, providing continuous close medical support. Covering both little-known engagements, and such historic

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As a combat medical aidman of Company B, 1st Medical Battalion, First Infantry Division, Allen N. Towne experienced some of the pivotal events of World War II. "Doctor B," as his unit was known, was attached to the 18th Regimental Combat Team and moved with them, providing continuous close medical support. Covering both little-known engagements, and such historic moments as the campaign in Sicily and the D Day landings at Omaha Beach, this book is both a memoir and a history of one of the war's most impressive units. The text is based on both official "morning reports" and the author's personal notes, providing accuracy as well as human insight. In Doctor Danger Forward ("danger forward" was the code name of the First Division headquarters), Towne, who received the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for his heroism at Omaha Beach and Normandy, chronicles events both epic and intimate, profoundly serious as well as humorous. There are numerous maps and photographs, including many taken by the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786406616
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
1Troubled Times3
2Pearl Harbor6
3Maneuvers in Scotland12
4The First Battle16
5With the British Army27
6Kasserine36
7El Guettar42
8Victory in North Africa52
9Sicily61
10Sicilian Interlude79
11Back in England85
12Omaha Beach96
13Breakout116
14Race Through France and Belgium126
15Aachen137
16Bloody Hurtgen145
17Battle of the Bulge153
18Crossing the Rhine161
19Ruhr Pocket166
20To the Elbe171
21The Last Battle176
22European War Over180
23Reflections190
Index193

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