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  • Michel de Trez
  • Doc McIlvoy: And His Parachuting Medics 

    Dieser Artikel gilt, aufgrund seiner Grösse, beim Versand als 3 Artikel!

    Lieferstatus:   Auf Bestellung
    Veröffentlichung:  2004  
    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9782960017663 
    Verlag:  D-Day 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 268 mm / B 215 mm / D 12 mm 
    Gewicht:  785 gr 
    Seiten:  167 
    Bewertung: Titel bewerten / Meinung schreiben
    Doc McIlvoy was with the 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division since the first day of its existence, except for a period of two days while being missing in action in Normandy. Through the story of Doc McIlvoy is retold the story of the 505th Medical Detachment. As a Battalion Surgeon and later as a Regimental Surgeon, Dan McIlvoy instituted many new methods of evacuating casualties. Many of his suggestions for improving care of the wounded and evacuation, were adopted by the Army Medical Corps. Throughout his entire service Major McIlvoy supervised the treatment of several hundred battle casualties and he was responsible for saving great numbers of lives and limbs of members of his command through great initiative, skill and untiring devotion to duty. Among the revealing stories of heroism in World War II is that of Colonel Vandervoort, who led his battalion of paratroopers to victory on D-Day despite the fact that his ankle was broken when he dropped on Sainte-Mere-Eglise. His coolness, outstanding courage and initiative, his dogged determination contributed to the success of the missions he was given and its superior tenacity reflected the highest traditions held by United States Army Officers. Throughout the war, he had a repution of being a commander who could take on any job and do it well, no matter how though the opposition or how limited his own means were. He had also the reputation for being such an able fighting force that he could accomplish his combat tasks with a minimum of casualties. Colonel Vandervoort's role in the D-Day campaign was immortalized when actor John Wayne portrayed him in Hollywood's epic "The Longest Day," based on the best seller by Cornelius Ryan. His nameis still a legend today. Vandervoort was described by General Matthew B. Ridgway, then Commander of the 82nd and later to become Army Chief of Staff, as "one of the bravest, toughest battle commanders I ever knew." Oliver B. Carr, a lieutenant who fought under Vandervoort's

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