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Sergeant Dorr
10-05-2007, 11:26 AM
D-Day with the Puking Buzzards ah... I mean the Screaming Eagles was a facinating book I am only half way through it but it kept my attention.
BTW is anyone familiar with the author George E. Koskimaki?

Soldierboy
10-24-2007, 01:26 PM
nope!

overlord644
10-24-2007, 05:47 PM
no, but i have been looking at some of the series
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0440236304/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-0315743-7017733#reader-link
http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Roads-Hell-Screaming-Bastogne/dp/0440236274/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/102-0315743-7017733
http://www.amazon.com/Hells-Highway-Chronicle-Airborne-September-November/dp/0891418938/ref=bxgy_cc_b_img_b/102-0315743-7017733

bwing55543
10-24-2007, 09:30 PM
I feel that D-Day is one topic that has been done completely to death. Among others, there are Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day: June 6, 1944 and Stephen E. Ambrose's D-Day and Band of Brothers.

I feel we need more books on topics like North Africa, the Battle of the Bulge, or anything on the Eastern front.

overlord644
10-25-2007, 06:58 PM
yes, i myself have been looking for a good market-garden from the 101st or 82nd point of view

Sergeant Dorr
10-26-2007, 01:32 PM
yes, i myself have been looking for a good market-garden from the 101st or 82nd point of view

Well the I guess the book Hell's Highway you have read already

bwing55543
10-26-2007, 09:41 PM
Well the I guess the book Hell's Highway you have read already

Another good one is Ryan's A Bridge Too Far. David Webster's Parachute Infantry and Ambrose's Band of Brothers also cover Market-Garden.

overlord644
10-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Another good one is Ryan's A Bridge Too Far. David Webster's Parachute Infantry and Ambrose's Band of Brothers also cover Market-Garden.

The **** winters biography and autobiography were also enjoyable, and i have just started "Currahee! a screaming eagle in normandy" (about a riflemen in A company, 506PIR) which is very good and part of a 4 part series spanning from d-day to market garde, the bulge and the rhine

Dallas
11-09-2007, 10:45 AM
George E. Koskimaki was one of Maxwell Taylors radio operators. One of the reasons the 101st has such a strong WWII vet organization is because he kept records of division members home addresses. After the war he was able to contact most surviving members. If anyone here is interested in the 101st, I highly recommend you visit the following site run by Mark Bando. Mr Bando is arguably the most knowledgable historian of 101st WWII history.

http://www.101airborneww2.com/