US Infantryman in World War II (3)

US Infantryman in World War II (3)

European Theater of Operations 1944–45

Warrior 56
  • Author: Robert S Rush
  • Illustrator: Elizabeth Sharp
  • Short code: WAR 56
  • Publication Date: 18 Sep 2002
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The ETO is seen by many as the major theater of World War II, with more infantry regiments serving there than any other. This title follows one soldier ("Joseph") as he is drafted in February 1941, trains with the 22d Infantry in the United States and then ships to England in January 1944. On D-Day he lands on Utah Beach and in the following months fights through France, Belgium, and into Germany. The problems the common soldier faced between June 1944 and May 1945 are dealt with in particular in this authoritative and moving book.

Biographical Note

Robert S. Rush PhD is a retired Command Sergeant Major, who served in the US Army from 1969 to 1999. He has worked as a historian to several key policy review teams for the United States Army. His PhD (Hell in Hurtgen Forest: Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment) focused on US and German units in the Hürtgen Forest, Fall 1944. Robert currently works at the US Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair. Elizabeth Sharp trained in Fine Art at the Leicester College of Art and Technology, UK. She is a full member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and of the Society of Women Artists. She exhibits regularly in London with both these groups. Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he has provided illustrations for many publications, from modelling James Bond's Aston Martin to recreating lunar landings. He lives and works in London with his wife and three cats.


Introduction Different Headquarters and Separate Companies: Regimental headquarters and headquarters company; Battalion headquarters and headquarters company; Anti-tank company; Cannon company; Service company; Medical detachment; The rifle company Weapons and Weapons Systems: Individual weapons; Carbines, rifles and pistols; Heavy weapons within the infantry regiment's separate companies The first draft: The European Theater of Operations; the regular Army; The 22d Infantry Chronology Induction, prewar and post-Pearl Harbor Training: The Draft; Training; England First Blood, Normandy June-July 1944: Between Cherbourg and Periers; The St Lo breakout Siegfried Line and Hürtgen Forest: Promotion; Hürtgenwald; Resupply and replacements Casualites Prüm R&R, and crossing the Rhine Going Home Museums, collections and re-enactment Bibliography Color plate commentary Index

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