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Mitch Yockelson

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Mitch Yockelson is an Archives Specialist with the National Archives and Records Administration.  Additionally, Mitch is a professor of military history at Norwich University and the author of many books, articles and reviews. His latest book, The Paratrooper Generals: Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day through the Normandy Campaign was published by Stackpole in 2020.

Mitch regularly leads battlefield tours and frequently lectures on military history, including Smithsonian Resident Associates. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, PBS and C-SPAN, as well as the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Mitch lives in Annapolis, Maryland. 

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Upcoming Tours

Normandy: A One-Week Stay in France

9 days | Starting at: $5,090
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 22, 2024

During the 80th Anniversary Year of D-Day
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D-Day: Retracing History from England to France

8 days | Starting at: $7,695
May 31, 2025 - Jun 7, 2025
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