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Sixty days in combat : an infantryman's memoir of World War II in Europe / Dean P. Joy.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D769.3 71st .J69 2004

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    Variant Title
    Infantryman's memoir of World War II in Europe
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Joy, Dean P., 1924-
    Published
    New York : Ballantine Books, 2004
    Locale
    Western Front
    United States
    Edition
    1st ed
    Contents
    Pt. 1. Reluctant volunteer: June 12, 1942, to March 6, 1945. From college freshman to Army draftee: June 12, 1942 through July 2, 1943
    The U.S. Army Air Corps: July through September 1943
    The ASTP at Moscow: October 1943 to March 1944
    Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation: April and May 1944
    Fort Benning: May 25, 1944 to January 11, 1945
    Camp Kilmer and the USS General Tasker Bliss: January 12 to February 6, 1945
    Le Havre, Camp Old Gold and the ancient smell of France: February 6 to March 6, 1945
    pt. 2. Combat infantryman: March 6 to 11, 1945. The front at skyline drive: Sunday, March 11, 1945
    First time under fire: Sunday, March 11, 1945
    First fire missions: Monday, March 12, 1945
    First casualties and close contacts with the enemy: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 13, 14, and 15, 1945
    Through the minefield to the Siegfried Line: Friday, March 16, through Thursday, March 22, 1945
    Carnage at Pirmasens: Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, 1945
    The battle for Germersheim and Lingenfeld: Sunday, March 25, 1945
    Postmortem on the Rhine, and transfer to Patton's Third Army : Monday, March 26, through Saturday, March 31, 1945
    Budinger Wald and the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord: Sunday, April 1, through Wednesday, April 4, 1945
    A letter home, the warehouse at Fulda, and on to Coburg: Thursday, April 5, through Wednesday, April 11, 1945
    Coburg, bayreuth, Pegnitz, and a roadblock in the forest: Thursday, April 12, through Friday, April 20, 1945
    The Danube wasn't blue: Saturday, April 21, through Monday, April 30, 1945
    The last battles: Tuesday, may 1, through Tuesday, May 8, 1945
    Epilogue.
    Notes
    Pt. 1. Reluctant volunteer: June 12, 1942, to March 6, 1945. From college freshman to Army draftee: June 12, 1942 through July 2, 1943 -- The U.S. Army Air Corps: July through September 1943 -- The ASTP at Moscow: October 1943 to March 1944 -- Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation: April and May 1944 -- Fort Benning: May 25, 1944 to January 11, 1945 -- Camp Kilmer and the USS General Tasker Bliss: January 12 to February 6, 1945 -- Le Havre, Camp Old Gold and the ancient smell of France: February 6 to March 6, 1945 -- pt. 2. Combat infantryman: March 6 to 11, 1945. The front at skyline drive: Sunday, March 11, 1945 -- First time under fire: Sunday, March 11, 1945 -- First fire missions: Monday, March 12, 1945 -- First casualties and close contacts with the enemy: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 13, 14, and 15, 1945 -- Through the minefield to the Siegfried Line: Friday, March 16, through Thursday, March 22, 1945 -- Carnage at Pirmasens: Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, 1945 -- The battle for Germersheim and Lingenfeld: Sunday, March 25, 1945 -- Postmortem on the Rhine, and transfer to Patton's Third Army : Monday, March 26, through Saturday, March 31, 1945 -- Budinger Wald and the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord: Sunday, April 1, through Wednesday, April 4, 1945 -- A letter home, the warehouse at Fulda, and on to Coburg: Thursday, April 5, through Wednesday, April 11, 1945 -- Coburg, bayreuth, Pegnitz, and a roadblock in the forest: Thursday, April 12, through Friday, April 20, 1945 -- The Danube wasn't blue: Saturday, April 21, through Monday, April 30, 1945 -- The last battles: Tuesday, may 1, through Tuesday, May 8, 1945 -- Epilogue.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0891418393
    Physical Description
    xv, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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