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Surrounded by heroes : six campaigns with Division Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division, 1942-1945

Author: Leonard Lebenson
Publisher: Drexel Hill, PA : Casemate, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 82d Airborne fought throughout the ETO, from the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Normandy, to the Netherlands, the Bulge and the drive on Berlin. And throughout the campaigns sat Lebenson at the division's nerve center, typing orders, drafting battle maps and acting as a liaison. A rare enlisted man with 'bigoted' (top secret) status, he was privy to the 82d's actions as they were being devised. In the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lebenson, Leonard.
Surrounded by heroes.
Drexel Hill, PA : Casemate, 2007
(OCoLC)625248182
Named Person: Leonard Lebenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Lebenson
ISBN: 9781932033588 1932033580
OCLC Number: 124985055
Description: ix, 213 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Army induction --
Basic training --
The rookies --
Fort Bragg --
Shipping out --
North Africa --
On the Mediterranean --
First campaign, Sicily --
Italy --
Once more on the ocean --
Ireland --
Preparations in England --
Ready to go! --
D-Day --
Normandy --
Holland --
Side trip to England --
Refitting in Sissonne --
Winter in the Ardennes --
Refitting once more --
Final campaign and victory --
Home.
Responsibility: by Leonard Lebenson ; with a foreword by Barbara Gavin Fauntleroy.

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Presenting the account of the movements of an Airborne division during World War II, this title is a memoir of a soldier in the heart of the decision making process. It provides a behind-the-scenes  Read more...

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