Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge: The Untold Story of Hofen (book)


Victory WWII Publishing; 1st edition

Year of publication:

April 19, 2010




ISBN-10: 9780970056740

ISBN-13: 978-0970056740


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Product Description

The Battle of the Bulge is a combat and tour-of-duty biography about First Lt. George W. Looney, a forward artillery observer in the 196th U.S. Field Artillery. George Looney never told anyone his story after he came home from the war in 1945. Using his personal notes and documents, his son Michael Looney has written a fascinating book on his father's experiences. On December 17, 1944, George began calling the 196th's artillery fire on the attacking Germans. Little did he know the attackers were Joachim Pieper's SS Blow Torch Battalion. Hitler ordered Pieper to take the crossroads and other roads in the Hofen area at all costs. George Looney stopped them with four days of nearly nonstop artillery fire by himself. He was protected in his third-story house window by a large American infantry battalion. A riveting story, greatly illustrated with George's own photos, maps, and numerous unseen Battle of the Bulge combat photos.

About the Author
Michael Looney, the son of George W. Looney, is an author of Heroes are Hard to Find, a successful executive in the insurance industry, and a devoted father and husband. He was born in Arkansas, and graduated from high school and college in Texas. Michael found his father's original notes and maps after he passed away in 1998. This compelling and stunning biography of his father's tour in Europe in June 1944 to May, 1945 is one of the most unique combat biographies written to date.