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Jim T. Broumley

Jim Travis Broumley is a writer of American military history. His current emphasis is on World War II airborne units. Jim's book, "The Boldest Plan is the Best: The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion During WWII," was released by Rocky Marsh Publishing on August 29, 2011.

Jim served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for more than ten years during the Cold War. His assignments included serving as a scout platoon leader and intelligence officer in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fulda, West Germany, patrolling the East German border, scout helicopter instructor pilot at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as well as company commander and airfield operations officer at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Los Alamitos, California.

After his military service, Jim owned and operated a successful computer consulting and website development business with his wife, Sheila, for over fifteen years. Jim has had a lifelong passion for history and holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied History from Shippensburg University. In their spare time, Jim and Sheila like to travel to historic sites and visit museums. They make their home in Fresno, California. Read about where they have been recently and what Jim is working on here — and be sure to sign up for the newsletter for updates on articles, new publications, photos, maps and more!

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