The biggest airborne landings of WWII are underway. Thousands of airborne troops drop on Holland, an audacious plan to seize the many bridges across the country and hold them until Allied armor and infantry arrive.
Company B of the 82nd has taken the bridge at Nijmegen, but the Germans launch a fierce counterattack. At the forefront of the fighting, 1st platoon engages in a desperate scramble to defend the bridge at all costs from infantry and artillery. And from tanks. PFC Ray Cassidy and his buddy Harry Byrd, armed with a borrowed bazooka, embark on a mission to take on two Tigers that threaten to wipe them out. The destruction of one Tiger is cause for celebration, but the second is commanded by a wily German, not likely to allow them to get close enough to use the bazooka. Yet the alternatives are grim. Do or die. And neither man is planning his funeral. They press on, battling overwhelming odds and German ambushes, and the end is, literally, explosive.
Heroes of the 82nd Airborne Book 6 – Counterattack is the sixth shortread fiction set during the Second World War. The book is a collaboration between Todd McLeod and Eric Meyer, the bestselling author of more than fifty war novels.