- Author:John McKenzie
- Publisher:Presidio Press; 1st Edition edition (May 15, 2000)
- Pages:304 pages
- Subcategory:Leaders & Notable People
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On Time, On Target breaks the mold! John McKenzie was a forward artillery observer in the 456th Parachute Field artillery .
On Time, On Target breaks the mold! John McKenzie was a forward artillery observer in the 456th Parachute Field artillery Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division. His battalion, attached to the 505th Regimental Combat Team, was designed to provide the heavy punch of artillery support to the otherwise lightly armed parachute infantry regiments. Therefore, instead of dropping at night with the rest of the 82nd Airborne, the 456th came ashore on Utah Beach on D + 3 with all their equipment and ammo to rejoin and support their division. Most of the men were not even qualified parachutists at that time. McKenzie describes the battles in Normandy until his unit rotated back to England.
As a teenager, John McKenzie joined the 82nd Airborne Division shortly before the invasion of Normandy in the summer of 1944. This memoir recalls his wartime experiences and his role in the liberation of France and Holland. The viewpoints expressed in this book are those of an enlisted soldier, not a commissioned officer or a general.
McKenzie, John D. On Time, on Target: The World War II Memoir of a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000. ISBN 0-891-41714-1 OCLC 42863044. McManus, John C. September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far. New York: New American Library, 2012. ISBN 0-451-23706-4 OCLC 741538553. All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003. ISBN 0-891-41784-2 OCLC 50810144.
The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum is a museum located at Ardennes and Gela Streets on the Fort Bragg Army base. Established in 1945, the museum chronicles the history of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1917 to the present including World. Established in 1945, the museum chronicles the history of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1917 to the present including World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, and Persian Gulf Wars as well as campaigns in Grenada, Panama, Operation Golden Pheasant, Operation Restore Hope and Operation Enduring Freedom
McKenzie also served in the U. S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division during World War I. John McKenzie was born on June 24, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the son of Henry J. and F. Mildred McKenzie.
McKenzie also served in the U. Army, 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. Back to Profile. McKenzie graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1948. Two years later he earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. McKenzie started his career at International Minerals and Chemical Corp. in Chicago, where he worked as a director of administration since 1950.
Book Description: The memoir of paratrooper Kurt Gabel - a German Jew who emigrated to the US in 1938, joined the 513th Regiment of the 17th Airborne Division, and fought against his former countrymen in the Battle of the Bulge. Gabel conveys with rare immediacy an in-depth look at the training of a paratrooper, the dangers of combat, and his transformation from romantic. He vividly recounts the fire fights and such episodes as narrow escapes, separation from his battalion and his rescue by another, and the interrogation of prisoners.
The All Americans of the 82nd Airborne Division (their distinctive red-white-and-blue shoulder patch featured a stylized double-A representing the fact that their World War I ancestors, the 82nd Infantry Division had been frawn from across the United States) participated in some of the toughest.
The All Americans of the 82nd Airborne Division (their distinctive red-white-and-blue shoulder patch featured a stylized double-A representing the fact that their World War I ancestors, the 82nd Infantry Division had been frawn from across the United States) participated in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Related Products. Into the Crucible EAN 9780891417071 90. 4 руб. War in Korea, 1950-1953; A Pictorial History EAN 978089141. 46 руб. The Dragon Strikes EAN 978089141
Contents I The Airborne Invasion of Normandy- Plans and Preparations 1 Background 1 Early Planning- The COSSAC .
Contents I The Airborne Invasion of Normandy- Plans and Preparations 1 Background 1 Early Planning- The COSSAC Phase. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads.
A selection of the Military Book ClubCol
A selection of the Military Book ClubCol. Mark James Alexander was the only airborne officer to lead three different battalions into combat in World War II, successively commanding the 2d and 1st Battalions, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, and the 2nd Battalion, 508 PIR, of the 82nd Airborne Division. BOOK NEWS, 07/2010 well worthwhile book covering the story of the US 82 Airborne Division and one of their finest unit commanders.