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“Even though they were the enemy, once they were dead you could no longer hate them.”

   William B. Whiting
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War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 802nd Field Artillery Battalion
Service Location: United States; Northern Europe
Rank: Captain
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“Winter always reminds me of the Battle of the Bulge,” writes William Whiting of his service in World War II. Whiting, a survey officer for an artillery battalion, was caught up in some of the worst fighting conditions in the European Theater during the winter of 1944-1945. In his memoir dramatic descriptions of memories that can’t fade combine with a generous helping of documentation—over two dozen maps—to make for the best kind of history: personal and wholly authentic.

 Official Documents
»Army Services Experience Questionnaire.
 Memoir
»Army Memoirs World War II William B. Whiting.
[PDF: 14 MB / 180 p.]
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