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War Stories

War Stories

The 17th Airborne was one of five Airborne divisions activated by the United States during WWII. Although frequently overshadowed by the more famous 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, the 17th Airborne fought with distinction alongside them in the Battle of the Bulge. This book chronicles some of... more

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  • ISBN 9781563110979
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

The 17th Airborne was one of five Airborne divisions activated by the United States during WWII. Although frequently overshadowed by the more famous 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, the 17th Airborne fought with distinction alongside them in the Battle of the Bulge. This book chronicles some of the experiences of the men of the 17th Airborne on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the division's activation.

He served in World War II as a member of the 17th Airborne Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded twice in combat. He was a master parachutist, making 118 jumps...more