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Synopsis: Three brothers (Leif, Ralph, & Stanley Furford - first generation Americans) served during World War II. Each came home not wanting to talk about their experiences. This left family members, community, and friends with many unanswered questions. Where were you? What did you see? What was your job? Was it awful? ...no answers. Two of the brothers died in their 40 s, one at 74 ...no answers. Because of a few letters left behind, the author was able to learn the names of the units with which each served. Thanks to the National Archives and other sources, extensive research along with excerpts from a few letters, the reader can now follow each of these brothers through their World War II experiences. The units are of particular interest in that there was very little information available. The 174th Field Artillery Battalion (Leif) would be considered a Special Op unit today as they were attached and detached as needed to many units and two Armies during the war in the European Theater from 1942-1945. The guns were 155 mm M12 cannons, finally tuned and calibrated to shoot accurately 12-15 miles. The unit was able to travel and take out targets other cannons and tanks could not, like 7-foot concrete bunkers and the German Tiger Tanks. The 174th fought in many battles, participated in freeing a POW camp and concentration camp, served as a function of Military Government at the end of the war, and helped with redeployment of misplaced persons. The 40th Infantry Division, 115th Medical Battalion (Ralph) was specially formed for action in the Pacific Theater and served 1941-1945. Fascinating WWII history of the Philippine Islands, the 40th Infantry, and the role of the 115th Medical Battalion attached to the 40th Infantry Division. The 250th Station Hospital (Stanley) served in the European Theater. The book details intriguing historical information of the hospital while serving in England and Germany, first hand memories from individuals who remembered the Station Hospital in England, and so much more! The book also has a history of the Furford Family providing the reader insight to some of our first generation Americans.
About the Author: Gail Furford is the author of two books: Letters Home WWII - Sergeant Martin A Paulson South Pacific 1943-1946, and WORLD WAR II FURFORD BROTHERS...LEIF: 174th Field Artillery Battalion - Europe... RALPH: 40th Infantry Division, 115th Medical Battalion - Pacific... STANLEY: 250th Station Hospital - Europe. Gail is retired from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Capital Markets, lives near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and enjoys researching, writing, reading, needlework, and all things outdoors.
Title: World War II - Furford Brothers
Publisher: Furford Publishing
Book Condition: As New
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