I love Good Reads! I sign-up for the giveaways, with a few favorite categories. However, I have a love of genealogy and my father-in-law loves WWII history, so I tried for this one and got it!
It is absolutely wonderful that Paul Goebel wanted to document and honor his father’s experience through this book: The 224th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion: A WWII Unit History.
A few years back I typed up my grandfather’s WWII letters to his fiance (my grandmother). I added a few pictures and other information along the way, finally coming up with a “book” that I gave to family members. So, I love that Paul did something very similar.
Rosters of Officers are included, maps, and a timeline. The bulk of the book is a well written documentation of what this Battalion faced. While not a nail-biter that will be made into a movie, this is a wonderful presentation of what their lives were “really like”. It reminds me of the many first-hand stories that veterans have shared with me, many of which will never be recorded.
Thank you Paul for putting this in print!
A few more links for information on this and similar Battalions: