Assignment to Hell : the war against Nazi Germany with by Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling,

By Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Rooney, Andrew A.; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Gay, Timothy M.; Cronkite, Walter; Rooney, Andrew A

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G-2 intelligence officers wielding wooden pointers stood on a platform; behind them was a huge map concealed by a drape. 34 After calling the men to attention, the officers paused for dramatic effect—then dropped the curtain. Everyone hooted. Instead of a flight path taking them deep into the Third Reich, the tacked-up ribbons foretold a brisk run across the Channel into northern France. Colonel Kermit D. Stevens, commander of a 303rd combat wing, marched to the front of the stage and bellowed, “This is the day we have all been waiting for!

Among the seamen in the Navy’s amphibious force (or, as the Coasties kiddingly called it, the “ambiguous farce”40) was a twenty-two-year-old radioman from Kansas City, Kansas, named John Murphy. Young Jack was the kid brother of Associated Press columnist Hal Boyle’s sister-in-law. During the North African campaign earlier in the war, Boyle and Liebling had become jeep mates and drinking buddies. Thanks to Jack and his cohorts, Normandy would soon reunite them. Liebling was the least pretentious-looking correspondent in the ETO.

He was completely covered by the shifting sands except for his feet. ”78 On D-Day plus three, as Boyle arrived at Omaha for a brief visit before returning to England, he could hear artillery fire unnervingly close. Among the first things Boyle spotted was the way the Germans had implanted concrete-encased guns on the bluffs that towered above the beach. 79 Twenty-six days later, Boyle was back at Omaha. For a year, through two theaters of the war, he had been looking for Navy seaman and fellow Kansas Citian John Murphy, his brother’s brother-in-law.

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