Author LTC Jos Groen MSc


Book specifics
  • Book form: Hardcover
  • Number of pages: 325 pages
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From the frying pan to mittersill

During WWII, the paratroopers of Fox Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles”, took part in three of the main campaigns in Western Europe: D-Day, Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. Their efforts and sacrifices ultimately helped crush the armed forces of Nazi Germany. This book will give you an astonishing insight into the characters of these highly trained WWII paratroopers who fought so gallantly during this war.

The historical narrative of Fox Company is based on numerous resources that have never been published before, which makes these stories and the company’s combat record unique. These are the untold stories of the men who saw the war up close and personal. Their accounts show the whole gamut of emotions a combat soldier experiences: from his fears, suffering and the anxiety of engaging with the enemy, to the humor, comradeship in despair and mutual bonds. The unique pictures that accompany the written words will leave a lasting impression on you.


I did not yet have a chance to see the book for myself but Jos has a few heavy weights co-authoring this book. Such as Mark Bando & Felipe Jirkal, Dan Crews and Brigid Burt. So you cannot go wrong with this book.  The book 'From the frying pan to mittersill' contains over 200 photographs some of whom have never been published before! So the book is highly recommended for those interested in the Aribrone forces during WW2.


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