Missing Sticks

Missing Sticks Faces streaked with soot or burnt cork over six thousand paratroopers and glidermen of the st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles jumped or crashed into the swamps canals hedgerows and villages o

  • Title: Missing Sticks
  • Author: J. M. Taylor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Faces streaked with soot or burnt cork, over six thousand paratroopers and glidermen of the 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles jumped or crashed into the swamps, canals, hedgerows and villages of the Cotentin Peninsular of France sometime after midnight on the sixth day of June 1944.Over four hundred C 47 Dakotas carried the Screaming Eagles through the darkness andFaces streaked with soot or burnt cork, over six thousand paratroopers and glidermen of the 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles jumped or crashed into the swamps, canals, hedgerows and villages of the Cotentin Peninsular of France sometime after midnight on the sixth day of June 1944.Over four hundred C 47 Dakotas carried the Screaming Eagles through the darkness and into a thick cloud bank that night One load of pathfinders crashed into the English Channel Planes were seen to explode in midair Others crashed and burned past all recognition, probably due to ground fire Just before dawn, the initial glider serials slammed between the hedgerows, into trees and each other Many planes safely delivered their troopers to their designated drop zones However, come dawn eighteen planes, each carrying a stick of fifteen to twenty paratroopers, were missing.As so often happened that night, many paratroopers found themselves alone Some quickly banded together, others wandered for hours, evading Germans and capture Some were all too quickly made casualties, either by the hard landing or German fire Other were taken prisoner Some of the real stories are even harder to fathom than the stories in MISSING STICKS, a fictional account of a handful of those missing men, representative of those declared casualties in real life.

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    1. Author John Taylor always enjoyed listening to the stories of the 101st Airborne Division Association’s World War II veterans. Though that generation is fast passing from today’s scene, the events they lived through remain among the most challenging in the history of warfare. John served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and, so, felt a special bond with these veterans in particular.After retiring from the Army, John indulged a life-long desire to write action and adventure thrille [...]

    2. As a former paratrooper, for 24 years, I found this book to be remarkably correct. So few of us have ever jumped into combat that to feel, sense and understand the fog of war associated with Airborne assaults is not easy. LTC Taylor has captured those feelings and brought them to the reader in an easy to read and understandable prose that keeps your attention from page 1 to the end. A thrilling and accurate portrayal of Airborne combat. I recommend it unhesitatingly.

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