By Michael Looney
The conflict of the Bulge is a wrestle and tour-of-duty biography approximately First Lt. George W. Looney, a ahead artillery observer within the 196th U.S. box Artillery. George Looney by no means advised an individual his tale after he got here domestic from the struggle in 1945. utilizing his own notes and files, his son Michael Looney has written a desirable e-book on his father's stories. On December 17, 1944, George started calling the 196th's artillery fireplace at the attacking Germans. Little did he comprehend the attackers have been Joachim Pieper's SS Blow Torch Battalion. Hitler ordered Pieper to take the crossroads and different roads within the Hofen quarter in any respect bills. George Looney stopped them with 4 days of approximately nonstop artillery fireplace by way of himself. He used to be safe in his third-story apartment window by means of a wide American infantry battalion. A riveting tale, vastly illustrated with George's personal images, maps, and various unseen conflict of the Bulge wrestle images.
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Battle of the Bulge: The Untold Story of Hofen by Michael Looney