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BIO: Michael F. Dilley is a former paratrooper. He served as the Chief, Counterintelligence Section, 218th Military Intelligence Detachment (Airborne) of  the XVIII Airborne Corps and as a Counterintelligence Special Agent, 82nd Military Intelligence Company (Airborne) of the 82nd Airborne Division. He is a graduate of Infantry Officer Candidate School. He served in Viet Nam for two years. During his last 18 months in the 82nd Airborne Division, he helped develop SERE training for high risk personnel. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1984; most of his assignments were in intelligence specialties. He has a B.A. in History from Columbia College in Missouri.

Read more of Michael's bio on his website.


Behind the Lines: Behind The Lines - A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II

by Michael F. Dilley (Author)

Hardcover: 280 pages

Publisher: Casemate (September 2013)

ISBN: 978-1-612001-83-8 (hardcover)

eIBN: 978-1-612001-84-5

BIO: Forrest Bryant Johnson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in chemistry and psychology before serving for nine years in the U.S. Army, rising from the rank of private to captain. His most recent book, Phantom Warrior, about the heroic true story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-Man Stand Against the Japanese in World War II, has gotten rave reviews. He is also the author of Hour of Redemption, which details the rescue of POWs in Cabanatuan during World War II. He lives in Las Vegas, where he operates Desert Fox Tours with his wife, Japanese singing star Chiaki Keiko.


The Last Camel Charge: The Untold Story of America's Desert Military Experiment

by Forrest Bryant Johnson (Author)

Hardcover: 365 pages

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Berkley Pub. Group, 2012.

ISBN: 9780425245699

ISBN: 0425245691

Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-Man Stand Against the Japanese in World War II

by Forrest Bryant Johnson (Author)

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (August 7, 2007)

ISBN-10: 0425215660

ISBN-13: 978-0425215661

Hour of Redemption: The Heroic WW II Saga of America's Most Daring POW Rescue

by Forrest Bryant Johnson (Author)

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 2002)

ISBN-10: 0446679372

ISBN-13: 978-0446679374

Raid on Cabanatuan

by Forrest Bryant Johnson (Author)

Publisher: A Thousand Autumns Press (1988)

ASIN: B000UF924K

Other Books by Forrest Bryant Johnson; What Are You Doing Derby Day?,

The Strange Case of Big Harry, Basenji--Dog From The Past and Tektite.

Also see: The Pritzker Military Library

Raider: By Charles W. Sasser


The true story of the legendary soldier who performed more POW raids than any other American in history. He went into battle as a boy. And on one of the most daring missions of World War II, he became a man-- and the perfect soldier for America's next wars... Galen Charles Kittleson was slight, modest, and born to wage war. The son of an Iowa farmer, Kittleson volunteered in 1943 and caught the eye of his commanders. By 1945, PFC Kittleson was selected for the Army's smallest elite unit, the Alamo Scouts. While U.S. forces were pushing back the Japanese in the Pacific, the Alamo scouts unleashed legendary raids deep behind enemy lines, including the liberation of over 500 starved, beaten prisoners of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines. For Kittleson, a career as a raider had just begun... Charles W. Sasser chronicles the remarkable journey that was Kit Kittleson's courageous life in the service of his country. Now a veteran after first going to war as a boy twenty-five years ago, Kittleson volunteered for one last mission-- the most extraordinary and daring POW raid ever attempted by secret American Special Forces in Vietnam...


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Shadows in the Jungle, The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines In World War II:

By Larry Alexander


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WWII - A Legacy of Letters: By Clinton Frederick


In 2002, upon returning to his grandparents' house for a family wedding, Clinton Frederick made a remarkable discovery-a trunk filled with letters written by his father, Capt. George F. Frederick. Through these letters, Clinton is able to piece together a picture not only of his father, but also of the key battles in the Pacific during WWII. The long-hidden correspondence helps him capture the human side of war (the aspirations, fears, terror, horror, grief, anger, sympathy, love and devotion) that his father experienced in battle, and the anxiety of his family waiting for his return from the South Pacific.


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