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Author Mathias, Frank Furlong.

Title GI Jive : an Army Bandsman in World War II
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1982
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 The Sax Section; 2 ASTPeewee; 3 Mail Call; 4 Sharps and Flats; 5 Halfway around the World; 6 The Lizard's Tail; Maps; Papua: the Lizard's Tail; 7 The Buckeye Division; 8 A Thousand Ships; The Philippine Invasion Route; 9 Down the Central Plains; Illustrations; The Luzon Campaign; 10 The Battle of Manila; Manil, 1945; 11 After the Battle; 12 Baguio and Balete Pass; 13 Cagayan Valley Blitzkrieg; 14 Atomic Malaria; 15 Sentimental Journey; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary ""Frank Mathias was a teenager in a small town when the draft swept him into the army and then halfway around the world to the jungles of the South Pacific. He served in the huge invasion force in the Battle of Manila, the deadliest single battle of the Pacific War. As an army musician attached to the 37th Infantry Division, Mathias saw the war from the bottom of the heap, where young privates lived and died. In his best selling book The GI Generation, Mathias tells of growing up in small-town America between the wars. In GI Jive he recalls the gritty experience of combat as well as the music
Notes Includes index
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Subject Mathias, Frank Furlong.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 37th -- Biography.
Band musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813148537 (electronic bk)
9780813148533 (electronic bk)