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by Lonnie R. Speer

eBook 110th AAA: Driving Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin download ISBN: 1425705995
Author: Lonnie R. Speer
Publisher: Xlibris (March 6, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 324
ePub: 1296 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin was an eighteen-ton M-4 high-speed artillery tractor. Although Driving Hitler's Crawlin Coffin begins with the induction of one person into the 110th AAA, it illustrates how his situation was typical of all its members and then goes on to chronicle the entire history of the battalion from its inception at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in April 1943, through its combat history of WWII, to its deactivation.

Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin" was an 18-ton M-4 high-speed artillery tractor that crept up out of the surf onto "Dog-Green Omaha Beach" hauling a 90mm anti-aircraft gun and its crew for the 110th AAA Battalion during the D-Day invasion of Europe. The 110th AAA would go on to become the FIRST 90mm Gun Battalion to shoot down a German plane on French soil, the FIRST American AA unit to enter Paris, chosen to guard First Army Headquarters.

Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin" was an eighteen-ton M-4 high-speed artillery tractor that crept up out of the surf onto Dog-Green Omaha Beach hauling a 90mm anti-aircraft gun and its crew for the 110th AAA Battalion during the D-Day invasion of Europe.

110th AAA: Driving Hitler. has been added to your Cart. Unfortunately by then by Dad had been dead for 40+ years. I turned to the Internet and books like "Driving Hitler's Crawling Coffin" to learn indirectly what it was far too late to learn directly. Most people who even have some knowledge of WWII have never been aware that the . Army trained thousands of battalions of mobile anti-aircraft artillery units at 7 huge bases in the . They made a pretty good shoing for themselves.

Hitler’s Crawlin’ Coffin was an eighteen-ton M-4 high-speed artillery .

Hitler’s Crawlin’ Coffin was an eighteen-ton M-4 high-speed artillery tractor that crept up out of the surf onto Dog-Green Omaha Beach hauling a 90mm anti-aircraft gun and its crew for the 110th AAA Battalion during the D-Day invasion of Europe. Hitler’s Crawlin’ Coffin was an eighteen-ton M-4 high-speed artillery tractor that crept up out of the surf onto Dog-Green Omaha Beach hauling a 90mm anti-aircraft gun and its crew for the 110th AAA Battalion during the D-Day invasion of Europe.

I gave a quick look through my copy of "110th AAA, Driving Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin" by Lonnie Speer. The 100th AAA book mentions a period after the capture of Paris when the battalion was basically "grounded" with trucks and volunteer drivers used to support the logistic activities. The book focuses most on the AAA missions but does touch on the fact that the 110th was tasked with some field artillery missions and during the Ardennes counteroffensive the 90's were deployed on "TD miossions". He doesn't go into much specific on the field artillery missions, but it did get used.

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"Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin" was an eighteen-ton M-4 high-speed artillery tractor that crept up out of the surf onto Dog-Green Omaha Beach hauling a 90mm anti-aircraft gun and its crew for the 110th AAA Battalion during the D-Day invasion of Europe. Landing on the beach with elements of the 29th Infantry Division and later supporting the 30th Infantry Division in the breakout of St. Lo, the 110th AAA would become the FIRST 90mm Gun Battalion to shoot down a German plane on French soil, the first American AA unit to enter Paris, chosen to guard First Army Headquarters at Spa, Belgium, and then go on to distinction during the Battle of the Bulge and, later, in the protection of the Remagen Bridge. Although Driving Hitler's Crawlin Coffin begins with the induction of one person into the 110th AAA, it illustrates how his situation was typical of all its members and then goes on to chronicle the entire history of the battalion from its inception at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in April 1943, through its combat history of WWII, to its deactivation in Germany in October 1945, all based on many first-hand accounts from interviews of the veterans, themselves, and a wide range of additional primary sources and previously unpublished material such as military records and archives, morning reports, individual, battery, and battalion awards and commendations and soldiers' letters, diaries, and memoirs.(323 pp, 40 photos, battalion roster, notes, bibliography, index)
Comments: (4)
Dalallador
It's hard to review a book that is so personal to me. My father was a member of the 110th AAA, Battery A. Reading this history, I couldn't separate myself from that 21 year old kid. Some of these stories I knew, many I didn't, and there are a few my father has told me of that aren't here but have haunted him all his life. They were all so young.
I wanted to thank the author for this book but found that Mr. Speer died in 2010. So to his family, please accept my gratitude for your father's work.
Saithi
Great book!
Kelerius
I began studying the U.S. Army's use of mobile Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalions over the last several years. My study grew out of my discovery just a few years ago that "AAA battery", which my Dad had said once or twice that he commanded in WWII, was a combat artillery unit. Unfortunately by then by Dad had been dead for 40+ years. I turned to the Internet and books like "Driving Hitler's Crawling Coffin" to learn indirectly what it was far too late to learn directly.

Most people who even have some knowledge of WWII have never been aware that the U.S. Army trained thousands of battalions of mobile anti-aircraft artillery units at 7 huge bases in the U.S. They made a pretty good shoing for themselves. In conjunction with the Army's Air Corp and the tens of thousands of B17 bombers which targeted the aircraft manufacturing plants in Germany, within about a year, Hitler's vaunted Luftwaft, though to be the most powerful air force, had been all but decimated.

But in addition to the thousands of planes shot down by the 110th AAA and its fellow battalions, our anti-aircraft units suceeded in an even greater role. The Anti-Aircraft Artillery in Europe provided countless occurrences where the units they were attached to, especially Field Artillery, had the cover they needed from enemy air attack so they could perform their job of decimating the heavy armor and artillery units of the Nazi's who were holding back our ground forces.

If you are a War buff and have not read this book then you probably have a gap in your knowledge that this book will fill for you.
Mikale
My grandfather was in this battalion. He almost never spoke to me about his service, and spoke very little to me about any other aspect of his earlier life. As such, I feel very fortunate to have this book, which helps me know and understand this key piece of his life and the amazing bravery, fortitude and heroism he and his fellow young soldiers displayed in helping defeat the Nazis. Mr. Speer's impressive research and writing really help you have a sense of what it was like to be a part of the battalion. I'm looking forward to reading tho again soon.