A Dangerous Assignment

A Dangerous Assignment

An Artillery Forward Observer in World War II

eBook - 2008
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Cpl. Bill Hanford had one of the U.S. Army's most dangerous jobs in World War II: artillery forward observer (FO). Tasked with calling in heavy fire on the enemy, FOs accompanied infantrymen into combat, crawled into no-man's-land, and ascended observation posts like hills and ridges to find their targets. But beyond the usual perils of ground combat, FOs were specially targeted by the enemy because of their crucial role in directing artillery fire. Hanford spent much of his time fighting in the Vosges Mountains in eastern France and then in Germany in late 1944 and early 1945.
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©2008
ISBN: 9780811746366
0811746364
9781283406611
1283406616
9780811734851
0811734854
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 247 pages) : illustrations

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