A Dangerous Assignment

An Artillery Forward Observer in World War II

William B. Hanford

Bill Hanford had one of the U.S. Army's riskiest jobs in World War II: artillery forward observer. Tasked with calling in heavy fire on the enemy, FOs accompanied infantrymen into combat, crawled into no-man's-land, and ascended hills and ridges to find their targets--all while the enemy singled them out with a vengeance.
Publication date:
August 2008
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
171
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811734851

Dimensions : 227 X 152 mm
-
+
£11.95

Overview
-

Bill Hanford had one of the U.S. Army's riskiest jobs in World War II: artillery forward observer. Tasked with calling in heavy fire on the enemy, FOs accompanied infantrymen into combat, crawled into no-man's-land, and ascended hills and ridges to find their targets--all while the enemy singled them out with a vengeance. The war may have been drawing to a close as Hanford fought in eastern France and then Germany, but as his brutally honest memoir reveals, that didn't make his assignment any less dangerous.