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  1. A-58

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    Laser eye surgery? Hope that works out well for you.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Recently completed Helmet for My Pillow, by Robert Leckie. Like Eugene Sledged, Leckie authored his own book, though a decade earlier. Leckie started writing professionally for his local newspaper at the age of sixteen. He enlisted the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor serving as a machine gunner and intelligence scout in the How Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, participating in all of the 1st Marine Division campaigns with the exception of Okinawa. Leckie received the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association award in 1958 for his biography and followed with more than thirty works of military history.

    Currently reading Shifty’s War, The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers.
     
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    Recently completed Shifty’s War, The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers, by Marcus Brotherton.

    Shifty was one of two original Toccoa men with marksman qualification and bump in pay. His hunting and scouting skills were acquired from his father, a WWI veteran, who emphasized on defining sounds and pressed definitive kill shots. In the back woods of his home, Shifty honed his rifle and headshots skills, by shooting coins tossed in the air.

    Interesting contrast, George S. Patton, A Biography; by David Andrew Smith states the 101st was relieved by the Third Army, which has been highly contested by 101st veterans as they were not taken off line and their shortages continued. Shifty’s biography does not mention Patton or the Third Army.

    Currently reading Company of Heroes, by Marcus Brotherton.
     
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    Recently completed Company of Heroes, personal memories about the real band of brothers and the legacy they left us, by Marcus Brotherton. A collection essays on the lives and war time experiences of twenty six members of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, the "Screaming Eagles”.


    Currently reading Biggest Brother, by Larry Alexander.
     
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    I've just started on In the Skies of Nomonhan. It looks like a good little niche book on that battle.
     
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    Just finished Nelson's Pearl Harbor and started James Holland's War in the West which is Volume One of a trilogy.
     
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    Starting 'Case red-the coĺlapse of France' by Robert Forczyk. Kph
     
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    I was up in the attic the other day getting the Easter things down and noticed this sticking out from under the insulation. Must have been left by the now deceased previous owner who flew the B26 during the War.


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    Some nice books again...

    "Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107", Zwaardvisch Publishers 2016. Even second hand quite a nice price but should be good with maps and photos. Market garden and Hell´s highway.

    "The Tatsinskaya Airfield Raid 1942" by Osprey. Red Army attacking the German airfield supplying Stalingrad.
     
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    I see that after a period of time, that the images you post disappear.
     
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    I think some of them were on a photo hosting site that decided to start charging significant amounts of money to do what they had been doing for free. Most people decided it wasn't worth it so pictures that were linked from that host have for the most part disappeared.
     
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    I thank you for your reply and I believe that Photobucket was the one that I know of that required this. Since then, quite a while ago, I have been using postimage.org and have never had any disappear on this or any forum until I clicked on this thread today. No big deal. Just curious.
     
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    I do have some that pop up and disappear from day to day. I tend not to post pictures so am a bit fuzzy on the details.
     
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    Currently reading Marie Vassiltchikov's Berlin Diaries. She was a meticulous diarist after emigrating to Germany. Annotated well by her brother.
     
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    Just finished "Sink 'Em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific" by VADM Charles Lockwood. The writing is not quite as readable as some of the better 1st person accounts (think Richard O'Kane), but Lockwood gives a good summary of the 4 years of submarine activity versus Japan. Definitely worth the read.

    I've always had a fascination with the Sub war, probably because its the duty I would least like to have in WWII. But, I admire the men who did it.
     
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    next "effort"...

    All along Neva.jpg
     
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    I just picked up a copy of Craig Nelson’s “Pearl Harbor,” copyright 2016 and look forward to reading it.
     
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    A good read. I think you'll enjoy it.
     
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    I am currently perusing Walter Kempowski's Swan Song. It's a collection of documents pertaining to four specific dates in 1945. The compilation of people is amazing as it ranges from the personal correspondence of top Axis and Allied personas down to every day citizens. Very interesting look at the wide spectrum of feelings and emotions during the fall of the Third Reich.
     

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