What are you currently reading?
Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:34 PM
Just finished: "The Wrong Stuff - The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator" by Truman Smith
Currently reading: "No Time for Fear - Voices of American Military Nurses in WWII" by Diane Burke Fessler
Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:53 AM
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:12 AM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:24 AM
Sub-title "The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War". ISBN 0-670-03440-1.
I'm getting prepared for my visit to Fort Pillow for their anniversary event. I'm taking some family members who have never been there. Our direct ancestor was one of the Confederate KIA's in that Battle.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:12 AM
Firsthand account of a B-17 pilot who finished 50 missions out of North Africa & Italy. He also flew in the Berlin airlift where he escaped from East Germany after his plane crashed. It is a pretty good read. The book details his whole career, a few parts are a little slow.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:44 AM
South African Recce operations
Peter Stiff .
A fantastic read .
Covert war is dangerous at best and even more dangerous when a govt denies it ..with silence .
But years later access to the files makes this story read like a dirty James Bond thriller.
Blood diamond like Disney land .
Empty trucks roll into Zambia only to return piled high with bodies .
24 hours a day .
If you want to know what happened to the Selous scouts and the Rhodesian SAS then this is a read for you .
Printed in South Africa in 1999 by Galago I got this book many years ago in Ebay and am only not hitting it .
Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:21 AM
Just bought some patches from the son of one of the pilots who participated in the last bombing mission to Japan in WWII.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:30 AM
It's sort of a Biography of General Stillwell and the history of our involvement with China at the same time. It's very interesting and it sheds a lot of light on the CBI Theater.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:37 AM
Chronicles of the Gringos: The U.S. Army in the Mexican War by Geo. W. Smith and Chas. Judah
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:29 PM
It is the story of the U.S.S. Barb and her war patrols in World War II.
The crew of the Barb earned a combined Medal of Honor, 6 Navy Crosses, 23 Silver Stars, 24 Bronze Stars, 4 Navy Marine Corps Medals.
This is a great book by a true American hero and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about submarine naval warfare.
Below is the battle flag from the Barb. The original can be seen in the Submarine Museum in New London Connecticut.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:18 PM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:35 PM
Right now I am digging into "The Mighty Eighth" by Gerald Astor, about the 8th AF in WWII, and "Backdoor to Berlin" by Wes Gallagher, a long out of print (1943) book on Operation Torch.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:43 PM
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:15 PM
Right now I am reading "To Conquer Hell" by Edward Lengel. I am only 50 pages into it, but a good history so far of the largest battle of WWI for the AEF.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:42 AM
Navy corpsman with 3d Force Recon. A gripping, detailed acount. Recommended.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:00 PM
This is the combat history of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the only parachute regiment to make four combat jumps during WWII.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:47 AM
Edited by bobgee, 23 April 2009 - 01:43 AM.
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