All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe

James Megellas
In mid-1943 James Megellas, known as "Maggie" to his fellow paratroopers, joined the 82nd Airborne Division. His first taste of combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples. Soon, Maggie's outfit was tapped to run some of the most star-crossed missions of World War II. From the fiasco on the beach at Anzio to Field Marshall Montgomery's vainglorious Operation Market Garden in Holland, months of hard combat were followed by the Battle of the Bulge -- and the long hard road across Germany to Berlin. Megellas was the most decorated officer of the 82nd Airborne Division and saw more action during the war than most. Yet "All the Way to Berlin" is more than just Maggie's World War II memoir. Throughout his narrative, he skillfully interweaves stories of the other paratroopers of H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The result is a remarkable account of men at war.

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