The Rakkasans: The Combat History of the 187th Airborne Infantry

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Random House Publishing Group, 1997 - History - 392 pages
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The nickname "Rakkasans", meaning "umbrella men", was bestowed on this U.S. Army regiment by the Japanese in World War II. They have fought in every major American military conflict from World War II to the Persian Gulf.

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Contents

Foreword
WORLD WAR II 1
ii
On to Korea
147
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

E. M. Flanagan Jr. is America's leading expert on airborne history. He is the author of many books, including "Rakkasans and" Corregidor. A World War II combat veteran with the 11th Airborne Division in the Philippines, he commanded troops at all levels up from company to field army during his thirty-six-year career. Flanagan retired from active duty in 1978 as a lieutenant general. He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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