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.I hated to go back to where I had probably left them near my splice. It was dangerous, and Ruotolo would see me muddling up. I picked up the wire and tried to chew the insulation apart. Couldna#39;t make a dent. There was plenty of gravel next toanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Dangerous Assignment|
|Author||:||William B. Hanford|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2014-05-14|