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Outlandish D-Day Invasion Tales: Paratrooper Raff

The article “Outlandish D-Day Invasion Tales: Paratrooper Raff: Tank Commander?” by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, recounts the story of Colonel Edson Raff “America’s most experienced paratrooper,” who commanded a tank regiment on the day of the Normandy Invasion.

From Paratrooper to POW: Bob Nobles of the 82nd Airborne

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division, we’d like to share our historian Kevin M. Hymel’s article, “From Paratrooper to POW: Bob Nobles of the 82nd Airborne,” which was published in WWII Quarterly on April 28, 2017.

The Battle of the Bulge: Why Counterattack in Belgium?

The article “The Battle of the Bulge: Why Counterattack in Belgium?” by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, analyzes the favorable conditions that led Hitler to launch his counteroffensive against the allies—the Battle of the Bulge—in Belgium.

Watch Historian Kevin Hymel’s D-Day Webinar!

We would like to thank everyone who signed up for historian Kevin Hymel’s D-Day webinar, “Cracking the Vierville Draw at Omaha Beach.” Many of you asked if we were going to post the webinar. We are excited to let you know that you can now view it on the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours YouTube channel.

Register for Our D-Day Webinar!

We are excited to announce that our historian Kevin Hymel will be hosting a D-Day webinar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:30ET. In the webinar, D-Day: Cracking the Vierville Draw at Omaha Beach, you will learn about the powerful German defense as well as the Americans’ plans to defeat them. Register now!

A Scout in Patton’s Third Army

We are delighted to share our historian Kevin Hymel’s article, A Scout in Patton’s Third Army that recently appeared in WWII History magazine.The story of Private Bernie Sevel gives the reader a soldier’s eye view on what is was like to fight in General George S. Patton’s Third Army. It is one of many fascinating tales that Kevin share’s on our tour, In Patton’s Footsteps.

Utah Beach Museum: Commemorating the D-Day Landings

This article, “Commemorating the D-Day Landings,” by our historian Kevin Hymel, first appeared in Naval History in 2014. Kevin, who is the historian for the United States Air Force Chaplain Corps, leads D-Day tours for Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, which includes a visit to the Utah Beach Museum. He is also the historian for the In …

Dick Winters and Our Band of Brothers® Tour

We are excited to share Kevin Hymel’s article, Richard “Dick” Winters, about the Commander of Easy Company, the inspiration for our Band of Brothers Tour.

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours in the News!

Our one and only Terri Sercovich, whom many of you have had the pleasure to work with, was interviewed at the New York Times Travel Show for a post on the travel blog, The Cultured Black Pearl, about our WWII and American history tours.

Top 10 Facts About General George S. Patton, Jr.

General George S. Patton, Jr. is a legendary figure in WWII history. He believed in fulfilling the unforgivable minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. He proved it in his race across France, his relief of the besieged town of Bastogne and his drive into Germany. Did you know…