Bail Out Over North Africa: America's First Combat Parachute Missions 1942 (SIGNED)
by Yarborough, William Pelham (foreword by Charles H. Doyle/509th Historian)
Williamstown NJ: Phillips Publications, 1979. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED on half title "'21 July 82/To my friend/and classmate/Gen Bob Fergusson/With respect and/Warm personal regards/Bill Yarborough". Before his retirement in 1970, Major General R. G. Fergusson served as Commander of US Forces in Berlin. Octavo; v, 179,pp. Near Fine copy (small name label to front pastedown) in dust jacket (with 1/2" closed tear and crease to back panel). Written by the officer who planned the initial parachute landings of 'Torch;' here he describes first hand, the dramatic events which marked the baptism of United States Airborne Troops in battle. (Inventory #: 17383)
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