The Big Red One D-Day: June 6, 1944 – Bibliography, End Notes, and Index


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18th Infantry, Supporting Documents for Recommendation for Unit Citation for Action 6–15 June 1944 Incl. Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center, 1st Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL (hereafter MRC)


18th Infantry, Regimental Wartime History 1944. MRC


Argenzio, Joseph L., interview by Cadet Corey J. Bachman, Oct. 30, 2006. John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis Military Oral History Project, © Virginia Military Institute. Used with permission.


Brugger, Roger L., memoir. MRC


Dawson, Joseph, interview by John Votaw, 16 April 1991. MRC


Dobol, Theodore L. memoir. MRC


Dulligan, John F. letters. Donated by his daughter. MRC


Ellery, John B. memoir. MRC


Finke, Colonel John, interview by Eric Gillespie, 29 August 1991. MRC


Finke, Colonel John, interview by Col. John Votaw, 9 August 1989. MRC


G-2 Journal, June 6, 7 and 9, 1944. MRC


Goldberg, Herbert, 1st Lieutenant Medical Administration Corps. “History, Medical Detachment 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army, November 1940 to May 1945.” MRC


Headquarters 1st U.S. Infantry Division, Silver Star awards, reports of 9 June 1944, 20 July 1944, 3 March 1945, and 25 March 1945. MRC


Ireland, Ed, interview by John Votaw, 29 February 1992. MRC


Lambert, Ray. Telephone interview by Keith Rocco.


Lundgren, 2nd Lieutenant Kent T. “Co. A., 1st Medical Battalion Report.” National Archives; a photocopy can be found at MRC.


Morrisette, Ed. telephone interview by Keith Rocco.


Statement of Military Service of Robert R. Mc Cormick [sic] 0-119 986, Department of the Army, 3 February 1959. Photocopy at MRC


Tegtmeyer, Major Charles E. “Comments and Criticisms on Operation ‘NEPTUNE,’ June 25, 1944.” Copy at MRC


Thomas, Charles H. letter, MRC


Votaw, John F. “Robert Rutherford McCormick: Journalist, Citizen-Soldier and Country Gentleman.” 2004. MRC


Winship, Thomas, Coast Guard Combat Correspondent. “Aboard the Coast Guard–Assault Transport USS Samuel Chase, Off the Coast of France, June 7.” U.S. Coast Guard Public Relations press release. Winship Sargent Transcription, MRC.


Woods, Andrew. “1 ID Traditions.” Compiled August 2005. MRC




Balkowski, Joseph. Omaha Beach; D-Day, June 6, 1944. (Stackpole Books, 2006 reprint edition)


Bastable, Jonathan. Voices from D-Day. (David & Charles, 2004)


Baumgartner, John W., et al. The 16th Infantry, 1861–1946 Featuring the 8 Campaigns of WWII. (Cricket Press, 1999, The Millennium Edition)


Beck, Alfred M., et al. United States Army in World War II, The Technical Services, The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany. (Center of Military History, 1985)


Bradley, Omar. A Soldier’s Story. (Modern Library, first paperback edition, 1999)


Clay, Steven E. Blood and Sacrifice: The History of the 16th Regiment. (Cantigny First Division Foundation, Chicago, 16th Infantry Regiment Association, Maryland, 2001)


Cole, David. Survey of U.S. Army Uniforms, Weapons and Accoutrements, an expanded version of the classes on uniforms, field equipment and small arm given at the Basic Curatorial Methods Training Course held at the U.S. Army Medical Museum, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in August 2007. Available online at An updated version was independently published in print form Aug. 30, 2022.


Cosmas, Graham A., and Albert E. Cowdrey. Medical Service in the European Theater of Operations, Chapter VII: Introduction to Battle. (U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1992)


Delve, Ken. D-Day: The Air Battle. (The Crowood Press; revised 2004 edition)


Fuller, Samuel, et al. A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)


Galland, Adolf, translation: Mervyn Savill. The First and the Last. (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1954, 1982)


Harrison, Gordon A. Cross-Channel Attack, U.S. Army in WWII: The European Theater of Operations. (Center of Military History, 1951)


Hervieux, Linda. Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War.

(Harper Paperbacks, 2016 reprint edition)


Howenstine, Harold D. “History of the 745th Tank Battalion, August 1942 to June 1945.” (1945, World War Regimental Histories, 21).


Ilfrey, Jack with Mark Copeland. Happy Jack’s Go-Buggy: A Fighter Pilot’s Story. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1998)


Kershaw, Alex. The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II. (Dutton Caliber, 2020 edition)


Knickerbocker, H.R., et al. Danger Forward: The Story of the First Division in World War II. Society of the First Division, Washington, D.C. (Atlanta: Albert Love Enterprises, 1947)


Lambert, Ray and Jim DeFelice. Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War. (William Morrow, illustrated edition, 2019)


Lefebvre, Laurent. They Were On Omaha Beach. (American D-Day Edition)


McManus, John C. The Dead and Those About to Die. D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach. (Dutton Caliber edition, 2019)


Morison, Samuel Eliot. History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II, Vol. XI. “Naval Guns at Normandy,” by Vice Admiral Morton L. Deyo, USN, (Ret). (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1948–1962) NOTE: MORISON IS SPELLED WITH 1 R


Moorhead, Caroline. Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn. (Henry Hold and Co., 2007)


Pyle, Ernie. Brave Men. (New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1945)


Pyle, Ernie. Here is Your War: Story of G.I. Joe. (University of Nebraska Press, 2004 edition)


Towne, Allen N. Doctor Danger Forward: A World War II Memoir of a Combat Medical Aidman, First Infantry Division. (McFarland & Co., 1999)


Tucker, Dr. Spencer C., Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social and Military History (5 vols.). Dr. Spencer C. Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005)


Whitlock, Flint. The Fighting First: The Untold Story of the Big Red One on D-Day. (Westview Press, 2004)


Omaha Beachhead (6 June–13 June 1944), part of the U.S. War Department’s American Forces in Action Series. Prepared in the field by the 2nd Information and Historical Service, attached to First Army, and by the Historical Section, European Theater of Operations. (1994 Facsimile Reprint)




“16-G on D-Day,” U. S. Army historical personnel interview with G Co. survivors on August 22, 1944, at Ferte la Mace [sic; La Ferté Macé]. National Archives. A transcription by Research Volunteer Roger R. Reynolds is at MRC.


Ambrose, Stephen E., “Medic.” American Heritage magazine, November 1997


American Battle Monuments Commission. “The North Africa Campaign: Remembering the Fight for El Guettar.” March 23, 2018.


Bayerlin, Lieutenant General Fritz. Interrogation Report. Verbatim replies by Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein, to questions from Headquarters, 12th Army Group (4 May 1945). Excerpted in All World Wars, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. Air Surrender Documents.


Bridgehead Sentinel: A Publication of the Society of the First Infantry Division. All issues of the Sentinel beginning with Edition 1, Sept. 10, 1929, can be read in a searchable database on the MRC site. Select Bridgehead Sentinel from the drop-down menu.;jsessionid=48888E355FA676BCD8695D99BB97AB4F

Issues of Bridgehead Sentinel consulted for this work:


——— “D-Day veteran contributes memories to staff ride,” Spring 2006


——— “Dobol Day Honors 26th Sergeant Major,” Fall 1958


——— Laviano, Trent D., “Colonel Robert R. McCormick and the Battle of Cantigny,” Summer 2013


——— Schultz, Airman 1st Class Alexis, “New Memorial Honors Native American Sacrifice on D-Day,” Fall 2017


——— Shay, Charles, “Project Omaha Beach,” Summer 2013


——— Stoops, Herb. Apr. 19, 1948, letter to David W. Davis, Secretary, Society of the First Division, Winter 1948


——— Wood, Andrew, “Dawson’s Draw,” Fall 1998


Bulliet, C.J. “Artists of Chicago, Past and Present” No. 84, Amy Irwin McCormick. Illinois Historical Art Project.


Cecelski, David. “Doc Borden: D-Day.” “Listening to History” monthly feature, Raleigh, North Carolina, News & Observer. January 1, 2005. Accessed online at NCPedia.


Department of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General. Statement of Military Service of Robert R. MC Cormick 0-119 986. Washington, DC. 3 February 1959. Copy at MRC.


Douglass, Laura. “‘It Was Either Do or Die:’ French Town to Honor Seven Lakes Man for D-Day Heroics,” The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC. September 7, 2018; updated September 8.


Downs, Kenneth T. “Nothing Stopped the Timberwolves.” The Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 17, 1946.


Du Houx, Ramona, “Medic at D-Day: The Humble Heroism of Charles Norman Shay.” American Indian, Magazine of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Summer 2018.


Fleming, Thomas, “Colonel McCormick’s War.” American Heritage, April 2000.


Garamond, Jim. “World War I: Building the American military.” DoD News, Defense Media activity, April 3, 2017.


Gellhorn, Martha, “Over and Back.” Collier’s Magazine, July 22, 1944


Gellhorn, Martha, “The Wounded Come Home.” Collier’s Magazine, Aug. 5, 1944


“General L. T. Gerow Named to Head Army War Plans Division,” The V.M.I. Cadet newspaper, Dec. 9, 1940. “Landing Craft, Tank (LCT).”


——— “Eight Air Force [sic] After Action Reports, Battle of Normandy – June 2nd to 17th, 1944; 2 June Operation.”


Hallion, Richard P. “D-Day 1944: Air Power Over the Normandy Beaches and Beyond.” The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. Air Force History and Museums Program 1994

Click to access AFD-100924-019.pdf


Hemingway, Ernest, “Voyage to Victory.” Collier’s Magazine, July 22, 1944


“History of Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division.”


History on the Net. “D-Day Weapons: Firepower At the Invasion of Normandy.” Excerpted from D-Day Encyclopedia compiled by Barrett Tillman.

D-Day Weapons: Firepower At the Invasion of Normandy


Holtz, Allan. “Ink-Slinger Profiles: Herbert Morton Stoops.” “The Stripper’s Guide” blog about the history of the American newspaper comic strip. Nov. 14, 2011.


Institute for the Study of War


Jones, Tim, “Robert R. McCormick.” Chicago Tribune, Dec. 19, 2007.


Lancaster, Marc. “Jack Thompson, Our Favorite War Correspondent.” World War II on Deadline, Aug. 17, 2021.

Jack Thompson, our favorite war correspondent


LCT Flotillas of World War II ETO PTO. “LCT(5) Flotilla 18 at Omaha Beach, D-Day, June 6, 1944,” citing “11 July 1944 report of damage to landing craft due to enemy action, by Commander, LCT, Flotilla 18” re: LCT-25.


“The Life and Times of Colonel Robert R. McCormick.” First Division Museum.


McCormick, Robert R. “Memoirs: XXIV, An Address by Colonel Robert R. McCormick.” July 11, 1953. MRC


Murray, Williamson, “Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s Defense of Normandy in World War II.” World War II magazine, June 2006.

Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s Defense of Normandy During World War II


Nasuti, Guy J., Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). “Operation Neptune: The U.S. Navy on D-Day, 6 June 1944.” U.S. Navy History and Archives Division, May 2019.


National Ocean Service. NOAA Ocean Podcast: Episode 36, “Turning the Tide: D-Day from an Oceanographer’s Perspective,” interview with Greg Dusek, senior scientist at the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.

NavSource Naval History: Photographic History of the U.S. Navy. “Landing Craft, Tank.”

——— “LCT-25.”

——— “LCT-539.”


Noyes, Arthur, “Eisenhower lauds 1st Division in visit to headquarters.” Stars and Stripes, Jan. 23, 1951.


Paone, Thomas. “Protecting the Beaches with Balloons: D-Day and the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion.” June 4, 2019.


Pogue, Forrest C. “John Spalding D-Day narrative.” Copy in Folder: Omaha, E Co., 16th Inf., Lt. Spalding combat interview, Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

Lt John Spalding D-Day narrative


Price, Jay. (Beardsley, Eleanor also mentioned). “At 98, D-Day Veteran Medic Returns To Normandy To Remember A Generation’s Sacrifice.” June 6, 2019.


Price, Scott T. “The U.S. Coast Guard at Normandy.”


The Pulitzer Prizes. “The GIs’ favorite correspondent.”


Quigley, Samantha L., “Coast Guard Veteran Jack Hamlin Saw Things ‘You Wouldn’t Forget’ on D-Day.”, 2019 edited version of a story that originally appeared on in 2015.


Rives, Tim, “Ok, We’ll Go: Just What Did Ike Say When He Launched the D-day Invasion 70 Years Ago?” Prologue Magazine, Spring 2014. Published by National Archives and Records Administration.

Click to access d-day.pdf


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick. “An Interview with Franklyn A. Johnson for the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II.” Interview conducted by Shaun Illingworth and Sandra Stewart Holyoak, at Orlando, Florida, Sept. 13, 2001. Transcript by Domingo Duarte.

Click to access johnson_franklyn.pdf


Shepherd, Seth, Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class, U.S. Coast Guard, “Invasion: The Story of LCI(L)92 in the Invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944.”


Somerville, Janet. “Martha Gellhorn: Writer, Warrior, Witness.” HistoryNet, March 11, 2020.

Martha Gellhorn: Writer, Warrior, Witness


U.S. Army Center of Military History. “Introduction to Battle,” extracted from Medical Service in the European Theater of Operations, Chapter VII.

United States Coast Guard. “USS LCI(L)-91.” Apr. 30, 2019.


University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media. “Don Whitehead.”


The United States Army Medal of Honor. “World War I, Full-Text Citations.”


Waterhouse, Col. Charles. “Herbert Morton Stoops.”

Herbert Morton Stoops


Ziegalmann, Lt. Col Fritz, chief of staff of German 352 Infantry Division; translated by Stewart Bryant. “D-Day: German Infantry at Omaha Beach.” 2002.


Zimmerman, Dwight Jon. “Rommel Assumes Command of the Atlantic Wall.” Defense Media Network, Dec. 21, 2013.

Rommel Assumes Command of the Atlantic Wall


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