The Complete Clarksburg Ohio World War II Guide

The Complete Clarksburg Ohio World War II Guide

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The Complete Clarksburg Ohio World War II Guide is one of the country's most thorough case studies analyzing one village's involvement during WWII. Research, letters, a veteran index, and over 80 photographs highlight the service of 222 veterans from Clarksburg who served our country and details a number of experiences from training to battle. Clarksburg sent one-in-five of its residents to war when the national average was one-in-eight, and an astounding 45% of Clarksburg's infantrymen and just over one-third of its aerial crewmembers, were either killed or wounded. Even more noteworthy was the high number of aircraft crashes suffered by Clarksburg's heavy bomber crews. Even though Clarksburg had its share of decorated soldiers, a majority of the village's veterans filled common roles. They were common men called upon every day to face uncommon responsibilities and a significant number found themselves in positions of authority and in a place to perform heroically in some of the war's fiercest battles.
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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 31.75mm | 834.61g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0557743567
  • 9780557743568