Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles

Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles

by Jos Groen

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Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles describes in a rich, powerful, and often intense way the war experiences of Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, Dick Klein, and Dan McBride, three WWII paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division also known as the Screaming Eagles. Conveyed almost exclusively in their own words and with many details not previously published, this book covers how these men grew up during the Great Depression, describes their demanding paratrooper training in the U.S., and goes into great depth about their wartime experiences. The primary focus of this book is on the arduous battles they fought against the Germans in France when they jumped into Normandy the night before D-Day, after they made their second combat jump into The Netherlands during Operation Market Garden, as well as their final major battle in Belgium during the epic fighting in the cold and brutal winter at the Battle of the Bulge. This might be one of the last books based on first-hand interviews of WWII veterans, as we are losing large numbers of the WWII generation each and every day.

The revenues of the book will go to two U.S. foundations, the Patriot Foundation and the Screaming Eagle Foundation. Both foundations support children of U.S. veterans with scholarships. Raising funds for scholarships with the revenues will help these children tremendously, as this is the positive effect:

Studies have shown that simply opening a college savings account for a child, even if it contains an extremely small sum, will exponentially increase the chance that he/she will go to college." (Source: The Wall Street Journal, "Start Early to Raise Money-Savvy Kids" by Beth Kobliner, July 28, 2013.)

The aim of this book is therefore not only to capture these fabulous stories but also to raise money to give children a better prospect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781792311345
Publisher: Jos Groen
Publication date: 11/29/2019
Edition description: Soft Cover ed.
Pages: 406
Sales rank: 196,030
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Lieutenant Colonel Jos Groen MSc (1963) began his military career in March 1985 as a conscript in the Dutch Marine Corps but currently services as an officer in the Royal Dutch Army as he transferred from the Marine Corps to the Army in 1989. He was deployed to Uruzgan (Afghanistan) in 2010, where he worked as the Staff Officer Information Operations within the TFU VIII staff. This was his third mission abroad after earlier missions with Dutchbat III (1995) in Bosnia and Task Force Fox (2002) in Macedonia. "Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles" is his fourth book but his first one written in the English language by him.

Table of Contents

Foreword General Poppas

Personal Foreword

The old dusty jump boots

Unit History: the Maiden Years

Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, Dick Klein, and Dan McBride

Childhood and Early Years

The Start of the War

Basic Training

Parachute School (Fort Benning)

Fort Bragg

The Tennessee Maneuvers

Preparing for War in England

D-Day and the Battles in France

Market Garden

Battle of the Bulge

A War Comes to Its End

Personal Life After WWII

War Time Related Subjects


To remember and honor fallen paratroopers




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