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The 409th Infantry in World War II

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The 409th Infantry in World War II
 
by Sergeant William East and Private William F. Gleason

edited and illustrated by Major Julius J. Urban

Originally published in 1947 by the Infantry Journal Press, Washington, D.C.
 

Complete wartime history of the 409th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, in the ETO.

Contents
  • Foreword

  • The Cactus is Born: December 1942 to September 1944

  • Over the Bounding Waves: October 5 to November 1, 1944

  • Preparation for Baptism of Fire: November 16-19, 1944

  • Jerry Catches Hell: November 16-19, 1944

  • Steige and Lubine: November 20-27, 1944

  • Selestat: A Hard Nut to Crack: November 28 to December 5, 1944

  • Into Germany—The Enemy Nation: December 6-21, 1944

  • Holding Action: January 22 to March 12, 1945

  • Through the Dragon's Teeth: March 13-31, 1945

  • Into Old Austria: April 1 to May 31, 1945

  • The Final Days of the 409th Infantry: June 1 to September 19, 1945

  • 174 pages

  • 101 photos

  • 2 drawings

  • 12 maps

 

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