Monthly Archives: juni 2017

juni 2017

ON A WING AND A PRAYER

2017-08-29T18:41:58+02:00

At the start of January 1945, the 17th Airborne Division was thrown into the Battle of the Bulge with the task of pushing the Germans back from the area west of Bastogne. Its soldiers, fresh from Britain, had no combat experience whatsoever. The opposing troops were battle-hardened soldiers like Walter Denkert’s 3rd Panzergrenadier Division. As [...]

ON A WING AND A PRAYER2017-08-29T18:41:58+02:00

WISH ME LUCK

2017-08-29T18:40:42+02:00

When Lieutenant Harold Stalnaker took off from the 366th Fighter Squadron’s base in Toul, northeastern France, on 23 December 1944, he had flown more than 90 missions. The 21-year-old fighter pilot should not even have been in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt as he had been given a 72-hour pass to Paris. But the [...]

WISH ME LUCK2017-08-29T18:40:42+02:00