Koskimaki, George E. D-Day with the Screaming Eagles. New York: 1970. Stated First Edition.
Koskimaki, George E. D-Day with the Screaming Eagles. New York: Vantage Press, 1970. Stated First Edition.
Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Size: 8"-9" - Octavo (8vo). 416 pages.
Note that this is the original self-published (Vantage Press) edition of Koskimaki's account of the 101st Airborne in the D-Day invasion. He was a radio operator in the Signal Company. He was the radioman for General Maxwell Taylor, the division commander. The book is based on his own contemporary records, "a daily log of my actions on onion-skin paper from the backs of Signal Corps message books," supplemented by 518 veterans he contacted who provided their own material. He was the first to provide an account of the "pathfinders" whose work to guide the 101st paratroopers to their drop zones was classified for many years. He also provided the first account of the glider troopers. Those chapters were edited by Colonels in those units.
Very Good hardcover bound in dark burgandy textured paper over boards with bright gilt title on the spine. Corners are sharp, though the tips are showing wear and there is a small (1/2") bit of loss at the bottom right corner of the front cover. Some wear to the foot of the spine, as well.
The unclipped ($5.95) plain paper dust jacket is Good only, with the bottom 1/2" of the spine missing (not affecting any text). The head of the spine is heavily worn with chips at the top folds. Their is a closed 3/4" tear at the top of the fold for the rear flap. The rear panel shows light foxing. Now protected in a clear archival Brodart sleeve.
Text block is tight, bright and unmarked.
Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 4 oz. Category: Military & Warfare; World War, 1939-1945 - Regimental histories - United States; United States; 1970s; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1140.
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