Item #75837 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: A Summary of the Military Operations of the XVIII Corps (Airborne) in the European Theatre of Operations, 1944-1945

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: A Summary of the Military Operations of the XVIII Corps (Airborne) in the European Theatre of Operations, 1944-1945

Schwerin, Germany: XVIII Corps (Airborne), 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Laid into the front of the book are newspaper clippings, military orders, and a letter directed to Woodrow S. Nelson of Avon, South Dakota. He was a technician fourth grade in this U.S. Army unit. The documents include a citation letter awarding him a bronze star for meritorious achievement near Wesel, Germany on March 24, 1945: “From an exposed position in an area swept by small arms, machine gun and mortar fire, Sergeant Nelson quickly established and maintained vital radio communication…” The materials also include a single letter written to Nelson by a fellow soldier following the war.

Based out of Fort Liberty, North Carolina, the XVIII Airborne Corps was activated in 1942, having been designed for rapid deployment anywhere in the world. It is referred to as "America's Contingency Corps" and is known for heavy involvement in Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Varsity.

Small quarto: 35 p. with black-and-white photographs, color insignia, and a color map. Original cloth binding, with blue stamping. A very good copy. Very good. Item #75837

Price: $200.00

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