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War Journey: Witness to the Last Campaign of World War II

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War Journey: Witness to the Last Campaign of World War II
  • by William H. Dobbs
    • Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series
      • First Edition 2012
      • 164 6x9-inch pages
      • 1 photo
Bill Dobbs was inducted into the U.S. Army in April 1942 and served as a member of the 206th Port Company, loading and unloading cargo, as part of the 1st Engineer Special Amphibious Brigade, for the invasion of Okinawa, on board an APA (Armed Personnel Assault), utilizing landing craft and DUKWs.

Contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Early Life
  • Chapter 3: Growing Up
  • Chapter 4: Trauma
  • Chapter 5: War Comes to America
  • Chapter 6: Funeral and Afterward
  • Chapter 7: Army Volunteer
  • Chapter 8: Boston Harbor
  • Chapter 9: Train Ride
  • Chapter 10: Ship to Hawaii
  • Chapter 11: Big Island
  • Chapter 12: Maui
  • Chapter 13: Back to Oahu
  • Chapter 14: Aloha Hawaii
  • Chapter 15: Okinawa
  • Chapter 16: Air Raids Forever
  • Chapter 17: Section 8 Special Mission
  • Chapter 18: Some Psychological Observations
  • Chapter 19: The Smell of Death
  • Chapter 20: The Last Six Weeks of War
  • Chapter 21: Final Costs of the Invasion
  • Chapter 22: One More Mission
  • Chapter 23: Inchon, Korea
  • Chapter 24: Problems of the People and the Occupation
  • Chapter 25: The Cold and the Terrorists
  • Chapter 26: The Big Bang and Beyond
  • Chapter 27: The Way Home-First Leg: Inchon to Portland
  • Chapter 28: The Way Home-Second Leg: Portland to Ft. McPherson
  • Chapter 29: The Way Home-Final Leg: Ft. McPherson to Camilla, Georgia
  • Chapter 30: Initial Reentry Into Civilian Life Issues
  • Chapter 31: War Hangover Issues
  • Chapter 32: The Dream War
Reviews

Thoroughly prepared and well thought out book! A very real story of one man's WWII experiences. Nice blend of personal story interspersed with historical setting. A great read!
—Patricia D Mackenzie

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