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Scanlon's War: An Enlisted Man Remembers (1941-1945)
Scanlon's War An Enlisted Man Remembers - 1941-1945 Author:G. R. Scanlon Prepared for the 12th Reunion of the 94th Fighter Squadron, First Fighter Group; Franklin, Pennsylvania; August 11-14, 1999. — "Scanlon's War 1941-1945" is a different WW II story. It is hilarious and dramatic, at times graphic and not for the faint of heart. George R. Scanlon is a product of the depression, toughened by three years on a Pennsylv... more »ania oil pipe line crew, and tossed into a world wide conflict. He provides an intimate enlisted man's view of WW II military life and in particular the contributions of draftees from rural America's working class families.
His adventures stretch from a pre-Pearl Harbor draft notice to a Tech Sergeant's experiences as a P-38 mechanic with the 94th Fighter Squadron in the North African and Italian Campaigns. He came ashore with Eisenhower and Patton in the Operation Torch invasion of North Africa carrying the company safe and trying not to drown. Scanlon tells it exactly like it was and you have no doubt he is telling the truth. He is a natural storyteller with an amazing memory for detail.
Travel with him as he tells of his pals, his enemies, his loves and his adventures away from home.
"Another charm of "Scanlon's War" is the author's skill as a travel writer." -- The Erie Times« less