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Jump commander : in combat with the 82nd Airborne in World War II

Author: Mark Alexander; John Sparry
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; Newbury : Casemate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Col. Mark James Alexander was the only airborne officer to lead three different battalions into combat in World War II, successively commanding the 2d and 1st Battalions, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, and the 2nd Battalion, 508 PIR, of the 82nd Airborne Division. He fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France, and after being seriously wounded in Normandy, insisted on playing a role in the Battle of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Mark Alexander; Mark Alexander
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Alexander; John Sparry
ISBN: 9781935149286 1935149288
OCLC Number: 506253036
Description: 288 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude : first jump --
Learning to fight --
Preparing for war --
Early days in the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment --
North Africa --
Sicily : from the jump to Biazzo Ridge --
On to Trapani --
Return to North Africa and preparations for Italy --
From Salerno to Naples --
To the Volturno : the Battle of Arnone --
Duty in Naples --
Northern Ireland --
England --
D-Day : June 6, 1944 --
La Fi?re Bridge and Causeway --
Montebourg Station --
Westward to the Douve : the Battle of St. Sauveur-le-Vicomte --
The 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment --
Hill 95 --
Recovery, Holland and the Bulge --
Return and transition --
You can take the paratrooper out of the fight, but ...
Responsibility: Mark Alexander and John Sparry.

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Col. Mark James Alexander was the only airborne officer to lead three different battalions into combat in World War II. A legend in his own time, he fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France,  Read more...

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