Jump to content

What are you currently reading?


Recommended Posts

Just started reading "Reluctant Raiders" about Navy squadron VB-109 who flew the Navy version of the B-24, the PB4Y-1 and later -2 model. I got interested in more info while researching a posthumous Purple Heart I picked up belonging to a VB-109 crew member who was killed on a mission in the Marshall Islands. Very good so far, about the squadon's experience in the Pacific flying 10- 12 hour or more long range patrol and attack missions against Japanese held islands, shipping, subs and they would even take on other aircraft. Campaigns thery were involved in include pretty much the entire theatre of operations. The author 's father was a member of that squadron and he has written a couple more books on the war history of the Navy's PB4Y squadrons during the war that I have but haven't started reading yet. Very interesting info about a aspect of the war that you don't hear much about.

RIP Molly...Oct. 2000 - July 2013 For 13 years you have been my best friend and companion, giving love and asking only for love in return. May you rest now, free from your pain. I will miss you girl, and will keep you in my heart forever....the sweetest dog and best friend ever! I'll see you again one day.


donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 961
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Just finished "The Forever War" by The New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins on Iraq and Afghanistan (Excellent book) and started "The Only War We Had" by Michael Lee Lanning, a journal of a Platoon Leader of the 199th LIB in Vietnam.

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

donation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Echoes of Eagles, a World War I account of his father in the 94th Aero. Awesome!

In memory of Lance Corporal Jeremy S. Lasher, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Killed in Action July 23, 2009, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Semper Fi

Lance Corporal's 2/8 challenge coin was STOLEN from his grave. Please see the following forum link for details: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/210650-challenge-coin-stolen-from-marine-kia-grave/&do=findComment&comment=1654270

 



My eBay Auctions: http://shop.ebay.com...s/m.html?_dmd=1

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif




		
Link to post
Share on other sites

Currently reading:

D-Day to Berlin, The Northwest Europe Campaign, 1944-45

by Alan J. Levine

 

Next in line that I plan to read:

Patton, The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945

by Martin Blumenson

David
U.S. Air Force 1979-1986 ... Served in the Air Force Communications Command
Collecting U.S. Military Uniform Buttons and U.S. Air Force Communications Patches.

US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/

 

Wanted: USAF Communications patches (link below)

https://docs.google....ZjgyZDc5NzFiOGE


donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Now reading "United States Army Air Service Wing Badges-Uniforms and Insignia, 1913-1918"

Actually not a lot of reading, a ton of illustrations though.

Signed by the author as well.

Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Currently reading:

 

The Battle for Iwo Jima: Derrick Wright

 

SEALs: SEAL/UDT operations in Vietnam: T.L. Bosiljevac

 

I would strongly recommend both!

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished reading a great book by Frank Priest, A WWII veteran from the 385th Infantry Regiment in the 76th Infantry Division. The title is 2D Squad, 2d Platoon, G Company, 385th Inf. Highly recommended! Tells the story of this man's battles in the later days of WWII capturing pillboxes on the Siegfried Line, crossing the Rhine, and meeting the Russians.

Visit My 76th Division Collection Website!

http://76thdivisioncollection.blogspot.com/

Always looking for 76th Infantry Division Items and Information!!

385th, 304th, and 417th Infantry Regiments : 355th, 364th, 901st, 302nd Field Artillery Battalions

301st Medical and 301st Engineer Battalions


donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

I just finished reading "The Last Centurion" by John Ringo. Its an Military alternate not to distant future with severely stark similarities to todays situations. A long book, but good!

 

Its told in the first person, like a memoir, and has parts where his wife butts in and adds her two cents. Those who are prior service (or familiar with soldiers mindsets) will get alot of fun out of it like I did.

Honorably Discharged OEF VI/VII Veteran

US Army Military Police

SGT

Link to post
Share on other sites
I just finished reading "The Last Centurion" by John Ringo. Its an Military alternate not to distant future with severely stark similarities to todays situations. A long book, but good!

 

Its told in the first person, like a memoir, and has parts where his wife butts in and adds her two cents. Those who are prior service (or familiar with soldiers mindsets) will get alot of fun out of it like I did.

 

Damn good book, and I love Ringo! Hope he comes out with a follow on to it.

 

He an David Drake, with his Hammers Slammers, are my two fav mil sci-fi authors.

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

DarkTroopers post got me excited, and I forgot why I came here :blink::lol:

 

 

Am about halfway through Ernie Pyles "Brave Men". Beautiful read :thumbsup:

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

currently reading "Dead Center" by Ed Kugler. It is a book about his memoirs as a Marine sniper in vietnam.

donation2013.gifdonation2015.gif

 

Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

Coast Defense Study Group member & site representative for the Columbia River forts

ASMIC member

Link to post
Share on other sites

"Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. Stunningly good book; am half way through and can't put it down. Fantastic story, incredible detail, and insightful analysis. Reads like a novel. If you have any interest in WW II, the Army Air Corps, the Pacific Theater, the Home Front, the plight of POWs, or even the 1936 Olympics - you have to read this one.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Am currently reading Issac Comacho an American hero by Billy Waugh, both of whom autographed it for me. The book tells the story of the capture of 4 American Special Forces NCO's in 1963 after their capture following the attack on camp Hiep Hoa. It will definitely hold your attention and the neat thing about this book is that the author makes frequent references to the books website where you will find maps, drawings and other info pertaining to that chapter.

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif
donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif


		
Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished HELMET FOR MY PILLOW a story of the USMC from Parris Island to the Pacific. Written by Robert Leckie who has written a number of USMC books. This one follows his induction into the Corps and through boot camp and New River which is now Camp Lejeune. It then follows him through combat in the Pacific theater. This is a well written book and I read it after reading two other USMC-Pacific books which were all given to me.

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif
donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif


		
Link to post
Share on other sites

I also just finished reading HERO OF THE PACIFIC by James Brady. This book follows the short career of MOH winner John Basilone. The author is a former Marine officer who was interested in telling the TRUE story of Basilone and exposing all of the myths and exaggeratrions with the theory that Basilone was a true hero without any embellishments. He is followed from the small town of Raritan NJ through his training and into combat on Guadalcanal where he wins the MOH. After a publicity tour promoting war bonds and on to being a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton where he demands to go back ito combat. It follows him right up until his death on the shores of Iwo Jimo. This is highly recommended if you are interested in the USMC during WWll.

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif
donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif


		
Link to post
Share on other sites
I also just finished reading HERO OF THE PACIFIC by James Brady. This book follows the short career of MOH winner John Basilone. The author is a former Marine officer who was interested in telling the TRUE story of Basilone and exposing all of the myths and exaggeratrions with the theory that Basilone was a true hero without any embellishments. He is followed from the small town of Raritan NJ through his training and into combat on Guadalcanal where he wins the MOH. After a publicity tour promoting war bonds and on to being a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton where he demands to go back ito combat. It follows him right up until his death on the shores of Iwo Jimo. This is highly recommended if you are interested in the USMC during WWll.

 

Is this a new book? Thanks for this info -- I think this might be a Christmas request for me...

Pete

Please check out my author's page at Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-L.-Belmonte/e/B00QXIG58Y

 

and my other page:

http://doughboypublishing.weebly.com

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just about to finish "War Paint" by Bill Goshen. Have two more books to read after that. Will start with "Ghosts of the central highlands" by Kregg Jorgenson, then "Anatomy of a division, the 1st Cav. in Vietnam" by Shelby Stanton.

 

Lawrence

3/504th PIR

'88-'92

Lawrence

B co 3/504PIR 82nd ABN

1988-92

"Strike Hold"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.