Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead

book submitted by Julie Suby, great-niece of
PFC Donald D. Eckels (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day)
Front Cover

Copy of the book sent to the family of PFC Donald D. Eckels (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day)

This 8.25 x 11.25" book has blue cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering on the cover
and spine. It was published to honor the 28,000 Americans who were based in Great Britain
and who died in WWII. Each book was stamped with the individual soldier/sailor's name and
sent to their family.

Frontice Page
This 69-page book is a view into what American troops in England meant to the British,
including American military contributions to WWII in Britain and the building of the
American Memorial Chapel in St. Paul's Cathedral.

Contents page vii
Contents page vii

Contents page viii
Contents page viii

John Jacob Astor letter

Each book was accompanied by a letter from
Colonel the Honorable John Jacob Astor,
chairman of The Times Publishing Company.

These pages are maintained the
506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13