By Dick Winters, Cole C. Kingseed
In struggle, nice commanders lead infantrymen into hell to do the impossible.
They have been known as effortless Company—but their project used to be by no means effortless. Immortalized because the Band of Brothers, they suffered a hundred and fifty percentage casualties whereas releasing Europe, an unprecedented list of bravery below fireplace. Dick Winters used to be their commander, “the most sensible wrestle chief in international battle II” to his males. this can be his tale, advised in his personal phrases for the 1st time.
On D-Day, Dick Winters parachuted into France and assumed management of the Band of Brothers whilst their commander was once killed. He led them in the course of the conflict of the Bulge, the assault on Foy—where effortless corporation reached its breaking point—and into Germany, in which time every one member have been wounded.
Neither a protest opposed to struggle nor a glamorization of wrestle, it is a relocating tribute to the human spirit by means of a guy who earned the affection and recognize of the lads of straightforward corporation and the adulation of recent generations around the globe.
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23 The concerns of pilots regarding their aircraft did not go unheeded, reflecting the respect the RAF had for its technically specialist, volunteer crewmen. 24 Oﬃcers and other ranks from all commands were able to raise issues and concerns that they had with their aircraft or training. When the war moved to British airspace in August, the War Experience Committee actively sought out the opinions of those at its very sharpest end, despatching investigators to learn what they could from aircrew who had survived being shot down or crashing.
It was not an unreasonable assumption that as older Hurricanes were continually being replaced by the new production models it was not worth taking aircraft currently on active service prematurely out of the front line. Pilots, like Pat Wells, continued to burn in the interim, and although such casualties were no longer the manpower emergency for Fighter Command that they had been in August and September 1940, it had become as serious an emergency for the RAF Medical Service, as it struggled to come to terms with both the survival and treatment of the men who had come into its care.
Late in 1939 the RAE had begun testing a material known as Linatex with a view to installing it in fighters and reported it to be ‘very promising’. A Blenheim fitted with a full set of Linatex-sealed pipes and tanks was fitted out and sent for service in France, returning for testing in 1940 to the satisfaction of all concerned. The RAE described Linatex thus: ‘Linatex is the trade name for a special form of rubber which is manufactured in British Malaya from fresh rubber latex using a patented process which is claimed to preserve and impart valuable qualities in a degree peculiar to the material.
Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters by Dick Winters, Cole C. Kingseed