Leaning Pine Publishing
Leaning Pine Publishing presents:

Crossen Combat Chronicles

The Crossen Combat Chronicles focuses on Captain John R. Crossen and his advancement to Lieutenant Colonel and the position of 135th Field Artillery Battalion Commander.



Crossen Combat Chronicles

Biography of a WWII Artilleryman - by Chip Heyl

Order the Animation Slideshows CD

Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshows CD
ISBN: 978-0-9653532-6-7
Price: $15.00

The Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slide Show leads the viewer through the deployments, campaigns, and battles of the 135th Field Artillery. The time-phased graphic maps with running comments allows the viewer to understand what actually happened through the fog of warfare.

Download Individual Slideshows

Or if you prefer you can select and download slideshows from the Animated PowerPoint CD, slideshows that highlight specific sections from the book. They are listed below. The high quality of the slideshow with graphics, maps, illustrations and audio make the files rather large. For this reason we have choosen not to combine them together. It would simply take too long to download.

Download the Slideshows

This section of the Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshow Series contains the Prelude, Authors and Acknowledgments. All of these are part of the ‘front matter’ of the text.

Priced at $1.40.
Part 1 of this Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshow series tells, often in John Crossen’s own words, of their Southwest Pacific deployment after the entry of the United States into World War II and the events leading up to, and including, the New Georgian Campaign.

Priced at $5.00.
Part 2 of the Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshow Series is about the Bougainville Campaign, from the 135th Field Artillery Battalions’ deployment from Guadalcanal to the reduction of the Japanese from being an offensive fighting force on that island.

Priced at $5.00.
Part 3 of the Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshow covers Pages 93 through 110.

During Part 3 of this Animated Slideshow, LtCol John Crossen is the Commanding Officer of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion, a position he has prepared for almost his entire adult life.

Priced at $5.00.
Part 4 of the Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshow covers Pages 111 through 138.

The march South on Luzon was frantic and hampered by rain most of the way prior to the Battle for Manila. Artillery movement required improvising and hard work for the beleaguered men of the 135th.

Priced at $5.00.
Part 5 of this Crossen Combat Chronicles Animated Slideshow narrate the list of artifacts that John either brought, or sent home, from the war. The effect of the war on his marriage to Venice and subsequent developments in their lives are described.

Priced at $4.00.