Deadeye Publications

“The Deadeyes, The Story of the 96th Infantry Division”

by Orlando Davidson

Comprehensive account of the 96th Infantry Division during WWII.

Highly Recommended by the 96th Infantry Division



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Out of Print and hard to find

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“Love Company”

by Donald O. Dencker, Deadeye Division Historian

Royalties from the sale of this book went to the 96th Infantry Deadeye Association Heritage Fund.

Love Company is out of print. but may be found from time to time on


“Okinawa the Last Battle”

compiled by the Center of Military History of the United States Army,

Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC.

by Appleman, Burns, Gugeler and Stevens

Out of Print but available sometimes on

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Different covers

“A Guide to Battle Sites and Military Bases in Okinawa City”

This booklet shares with you a glimpse of the conditions in Okinawa City during the war, and the people’s experiences at the time. The second half of this booklet includes information about the US military bases that still occupy 36% of city land since the war concluded more than 60 years ago.

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382nd Fox Company

by T/SGT Jay S. Waxman

Illustrations by T/SGT Fitzgerald F Cookson

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"Etched Deep in My Mind"

by Deadeye Herman Buffington

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Buffington was a combat infantryman in the last battle of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa. He was a veteran of the 96th Infantry “Deadeyes” Division and this book is his personal recollection of the battle.
Price is $10. To have a book mailed to you, send a check for $13.70 to Helen Buffington, 162 Jett Roberts Road, Jefferson, GA 30549. For more information, call 706- 614-4354.  Obituary Link


"One Soldier's Story"

WWII Service Record: Leyte & Okinawa

by Deadeye Jacob Wesley Zimmerli and son Michael K. Zimmerli

New Release Link on Amazon

Stories by one Soldier- one Deadeye of the 96th Infantry  WWII

Author is still living


"Seven Stars …The Diaries of Buckner and Stilwell"

by Sarantakes

May be available from time to time on eBay and Amazon


"Leyte: The Return to the Philippines"

by M. Hamlin Cannon

Download the free PDF copy of this comprehensive book at the link by clicking the image.

It takes some time to download as it is a large file.


"WWII As I Remember It"

by Deadeye, Wylie Nielson

Unavailable Out of Print - Looking to find this book.



"Freedom for All"

by Deadeye, John Palmer

Medic E Company 382nd Regiment

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WWII Memorial: Jewel of the Mall

116 Page full-color photographic book on the WWII Memorial

Introduction by Senator Robert Dole and photographs by Stephen R. Brown.

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“The Battle of Okinawa, as Seen From the Foxholes of Ken Staley”

by Deadeye, Ken Staley.

Out of Print 

Click image to see many of Deadeye Ken Staley's Illustrations. Permission given by the artist for publication on this site only.


Okinawa: The Battle, the Bomb, and the Camera

by John S. Reed

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Okinawa: 'Ultimate Battle'

by Michael Graham

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"Yours in Comradeship"

by Ed Dukan

An Unofficial  history of the Deadeyes

OUT of Print


"US Army Handbook 1939-1945"

by George Forty

OUT of Print

Often available on Amazon used


Okinawa The Last Battle

by Appleman, Burns, Gugeler and Stevens

Out of Print but available sometimes on

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82 Days on Okinawa:

One American’s Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War’s Greatest Battle

by. Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise

Col Art Shaw of the 361st Artiliery Field Battalion 96th Infantry Deadeyes. He was the first officer to go ashore at Okinawa

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96th Infantry Division


OUT of Print


"Cross in the Background"

by Randy D. Horsak

"The touching story of William Cricket Horsaka high school football superstar who went from the football field to the battle field, finding himself thrust into the carnage of the Battle of Okinawa. He survived the horror and tragedy of war, only to continue fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the rest of his life."

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"The US Infantry, Queen of Battle"

Col. U.S. Army Richard J. Stillman

January 1, 1965

OUT of Print


Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans Paperback – November 11, 2020

by E Samantha Cheng, Fang Wong


Fighting On All Fronts, Profiles of WWII Chinese Americans From the Golden State

by Military Historian Montgomery Hom.

Features Danny Hong, Deadeye



The Adventures of a Sherman Tank Driver in the Pacific

by Deadeye, Robert C. Dick      Co. C. 763rd Tank Battalion

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Pictorial Review of World War Two

Out of Print


Leyte 1944

The Soldiers' Battle

by Nathan N Prefer



US Army Military History

by Anderson

OUT of Print


Okinawa Odyssey

By Bob Green

Tenth Army of the Pacific by twenty-year-old second lieutenant of the 763rd Tank Battalion attached to the 96th Infantry Division.

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The Battle of Okinawa 1945:

The Real Story Behind Hacksaw Ridge

by Jon Diamond (2016)

5 minutes of "The Seige Begins"


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"Goodbye Darkness"

by William Manchester

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"The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb"

by George Feifer

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G.I. - The American Soldier in WWII

by Lee Kennett

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“Operation Iceberg"

The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in WWII - An Oral History

Recounts the story of the last major battle of World War II, one of the few to involve combined U.S. forces, through the words and images of the participants

By Gerald Astor

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“Okinawa, The last battle of WW II”

By Robert Leckie

Marine and Pacific War veteran tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa in the closing battle of WWII

Video Interview of WWII historian, Robert Leckie



"Killing the Rising Sun"

How America Vanquished World War II Japan

By Bill O'Reilly


"Words of War: Volume Three"

Park Tudor Legacy Initiative   

Edited by K Lerch.


"Eagle Against the Sun"   

Ronald H Spector


"With the Old Breed"  by Sledge

An HBO Miniseries


Be sure to read the unpublished Stories written by our own Deadeyes

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