The Greatest Generation: Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper (1940-1950)

| July 17, 2015

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The Greatest Generation: Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper (1940-1950)

Bert Childs was with the 1st Airborne Division when they made their debut jump in North Africa. He was almost shot down on the way to Sicily and became one of the first recruits into the 6th Airborne Division in 1943. With them he dropped at Pegasus Bridge, battled the Bulge, jumped the Rhine and fought through northern Germany to meet the Russians on the Baltic Coast.

Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper is his first hand recollections of those adventures and reveals the minds and personalities of the men who carried out such dangerous war-time operations.

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