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#1 J and G's Dad

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:35 PM

Hi all

This is my first post on this forum. I'm a British member and in March I'm going on a trip to Normandy. In light of this could anyone recommend a book that concentrates strictly upon the US Airborne drops on Normandy during the invasion?

And please, dont' let it be Band of Brothers :)

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#2 LRusso216

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

You might try George Koskimaki's D-Day with the Screaming Eagles about the 101st Airborne,

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

That's excellent, thank you. Now for something on the 82nd...

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:33 PM

David Kenyon Webster's book Parachute Infantry has few pages about the 101st in Normandy. He was wounded around the 10th of June, so not a lot of the book is devoted to that drop.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

I'll second LRusso's Koskimaki recommendation. Another one worth looking out for is Clay Blair's 'Ridgway's Paratroopers - The American Airborne In World War II' which has a long chapter devoted to D-Day.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Martin. I never knew Blair had written about the Airborne. If it's as good as his two volume U-Boat history I have then I'm sure it's going to be a good read. Thanks.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:52 PM

That's excellent, thank you. Now for something on the 82nd...


I was searching Amazon for "Those Devils In Baggy Pants" wich I read more than a few years ago and found several books on the 82nd. Click the link and look at the rest of the page:
Amazon.com: Those Devils in Baggy Pants (9780899666136): Ross S. Carter: Books

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:35 PM

I enjoyed Decending from the Clouds by Spencer and Gayle Wurst. Mr. Wurst jumped into Normandy with the 505th PIR as well as Sicily and MG.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:52 AM

I know the BEST book ever on D- DAY! I read a wonderful book named " Pegasus bridge" and I highly recomend it to you!
"Hey Sarge, who was there? You, or us?" - Tully Pettigrew
Troy - "Tully what were you doing!?" Tully- "Was just going to turn on the light and then-" Troy - "THE LIGHT!"
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#10 Sgt Potier

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:25 PM

"Tonight we die as men"
The writers is British Mr Ian Gardner and Mr Roger Day
The story of the 506PIR 3Hq ( Not BOB ) .




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