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Author Lembo, Lois, author.

Title A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army : The Fight Across Europe with the 80th "Blue Ridge" Division in World War II / by Lois Lembo and Leon Reed.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Savas Beatie, [2020]


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Summary "An engaging and often frightening story" of a member of the 305th Engineering Battalion of the 80th Infantry Division (Andrew Z. Adkins III, coauthor of You Can't Get Much Closer Than This ). A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army is the untold story of Frank Lembo, one of George Patton's men who helped move the American command in the battle of Argentan in the Normandy Campaign, in the high-speed pursuit of the German Wehrmacht eastward across France, and in the brutal battles waged during the Battle of the Bulge and during the final combats along the borders of the collapsing Reich. Throughout his time in Europe, Lembo maintained a running commentary of his experiences with Betty Craig, his fiancě and future wife. This extensive correspondence provides a unique eyewitness view of the life and work of a combat engineer under wartime conditions. As a squad (and later platoon) leader, Frank and his comrades cleared mines, conducted reconnaissance behind enemy lines, built bridges, and performed other tasks necessary to support the movement of the 317th, 318th, and 319th Infantry Regiments of the Blue Ridge Division -- Patton's workhorses, if not his glamour boys. Frank's letters go beyond his direct combat experiences to include the camaraderie among the GIs, living conditions, weather, and the hijinks that helped keep the constant threat of death at bay. His letters also worked to reassure Betty with hopeful dreams for their future together. Including dozens of previously unpublished photographs, A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army offers the rare perspective of what day-to-day warfare at the ground-level looked like in the European Theater through the eyes of one of the men spearheading the advance."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Lembo, Frank T., 1920-2006.
United States. Army. Engineer Combat Battalion, 305th -- Biography.
Military engineers -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 80th (1942-1946) -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Reed, Leon, author.
ISBN 9781611214048 (epub)
9781611214031 (print)
Standard No. 9781611214048
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