Book List


There have been a number of books which have been written about the history of the regiment, or at least aspects of its history. Many are still in print, but others can only be acquired through purchases from businesses that deal in out of print books, such as AbeBooks, Amazon, etc. Listed below are most of the known existing publications. Also included here, are several books on the history of the 1st Infantry Division (and on the 16th’s sister regiments: 18th and 26th) which provide details of the regiment’s story as well. If the books are still in print, the links via which they are available for purchase are also provided below.

16TH INFANTRY REGIMENT BOOKS

Title: The Story of the Sixteenth Infantry in France
Author: 1st Lt. Earl W. Weed, Regimental Chaplain
Publisher: Office Martin Flock
Available at: US Army Heritage and Education Center
Price: N/A

Title: 16th Infantry Regiment, 1861-1946: Featuring the 8 Campaigns of World War II
Author: John W. Baumgartner
Publisher: Cricket Press
Available at: 16th Infantry Regiment Association Quartermaster
Price: $10.00

Title: A Doctor’s War: The Memoir of Charles E. Tegtmeyer, Combat Surgeon in the 1st Infantry Division, 1940-1945
Author: Steven E. Clay
Publisher: Cantigny First Division Foundation
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: Currently unavailable

Title: Blood and Sacrifice: The History of the 16th Infantry Regiment from the Civil War through the Gulf War
Author: Steven E. Clay
Publisher: Cantigny First Division Foundation
Available at: First Division Museum Bookstore
Price: $47.00

Title: The Way I Remember It: World War Two
Author: George A. Flynn
Publisher: 1st Book Library
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $27.95

Title: Of Being Numerous: World War II As I Saw It
Author: Bernard I. Friedenberg
Publisher: Friedenberg
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: Currently unavailabe

Title: A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting and Filmmaking
Author: Samuel Fuller
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $18.00

Title: Roll Me Over: An Infantryman’s World War II
Author: Raymond Gantter
Publisher: Presidio Press
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $7.99

Title: From Omaha Beach to Dawson Ridge: The Combat Journal of Captain Joe Dawson
Author: Col. Cole C. Kingseed
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $29.95

Title: A Soldier Remembers: A Memoir of Service in the 1st Infantry Division, 1941-1945
Author: Demetrius “Pete” Lypka
Publisher: Cantigny First Division Foundation
Available at: First Division Museum Bookstore
Price: $22.00

Title: How I survived the Three First Wave Invasions: North Africa, Sicily and Omaha Beach
Author: Harley Reynolds
Publisher: Mill City Press
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: Currently unavailable

Title: Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder
Author: Charles Norman Shay
Publisher: Polar Bear & Company
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $15.95

Title: Love Always, Ben
Author: Huey E. Tyra
Publisher: P&H Publications
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $15.95

18TH INFANTRY REGIMENT BOOKS

Title: American Iliad: The 18th Infantry Regiment in World War II
Author: Robert W. Baumer and Mark J. Reardon
Publisher: Aberjona Press
Available at: Aberjona Press
Price: $24.95

Title: One More Hill: The Big Red One from North Africa to Normandy
Author: Franklyn A. Johnson
Publisher: Cantigny First Division Foundation
Available at: First Division Museum Bookstore
Price: $28.99

Title: Diary of a Combat Infantryman: From The Bulge to Bavaria
Author: Jim Sharp
Publisher: Ag Press
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $16.95

Title: Doctor Danger Forward: A World War II Memoir of a Combat Medical Aidman, First Infantry Division
Author: Allen N. Towne
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $26.95

26TH INFANTRY REGIMENT BOOKS

Title: Boy of “Greatest”
Author: David W. Lawrie
Publisher: American Literary Press
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $24.95

Title: Million Miles to Go
Author: John F. Lebda
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $19.50

Title: Blue Spaders: The 26th Infantry Regiment, 1917-1967
Author: Steven Weingartner
Publisher: Cantigny First Division Foundation
Available at: First Division Museum Bookstore
Price: $20.00

1ST INFANTRY DIVISION BOOKS

Title: First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I
Author: Matthew J. Davenport
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $28.99

Title: Well Led, Splendidly Executed: The Battle of Cantigny May 28-31, 1918
Author: Allan R. Millett
Publisher: Cantigny First Division Foundation
Available at: First Division Museum Bookstore
Price: $28.99

Title: Terrible Terry Allen: Combat General of World War II – The Life of an American Soldier
Author: Gerald Astor
Publisher: Presidio Press
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $18.00

Title: The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach
Author: John C. McManus
Publisher: Caliber
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $15.00

Title: Danger Forward: The Story of the First Division in World War II
Author: H. R. Knickerbocker
Publisher: Battery Press
Available at: Ebay.com
Price: $39.95

Title: The Big Red One: America’s Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm
Author: James Scott Wheeler
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $39.95

Title: The Fighting First: The Untold Story Of The Big Red One on D-Day
Author: Flint Whitlock
Publisher: Basic Books
Available at: Amazon.com
Price: $18.95

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