FIGHTING WITH THE SCREAMING EAGLES. With the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION FROM NORMANDY TO BASTOGNE. First-hand account of 401st Glider Infantry Rgt., 101st Airborne in Normandy, Holland, and the Ardennes.
FIGHTING WITH THE SCREAMING EAGLES. With the 101st Airborne Division from Normandy to Bastogne. Robert Bowen edited by Christopher J. Anderson introduction by George E. Koskimaki. Robert Bowen found himself drafted into 401st Glider Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, as World War II broke out. Bowen's unit acted as a reserve to 4th Division during D-Day and had its first taste of combat as it stormed ashore onto the Normandy beaches. He was wounded during the Normandy campaign but went on to fight in Holland and the Ardennes before being captured, finishing the war as a POW of the Germans. Written shortly after the war-but never before published-Bowen's narrative is immediate, direct, and compelling. His account is a brutal insight into the battlefields of World War II and a vivid recreation of just what life was like as part of an elite unit