Norman Dike

First Lieutenant Norman Dike was an officer in World War II. Dike was a Yale graduate and the son of a New York State Supreme Court Judge. He was transferred from Division HQ to Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, shortly before the Battle of the Bulge and became their commanding officer.

Richard Winters, the most famous commander of Easy Company, spoke in unflattering detail about Dike in his autobiography, Beyond Band of Brothers; The War Memoirs of Major Richard Winters. Likewise, in Brothers in Battle — Best of Friends, Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron fail to find a good word to say about Dike.

First Lieutenant Norman Dike was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Peter O'Meara.

References

  • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, Stephen Ambrose, Simon & Schuster, 1992. ISBN 0-7434-6411-7
  • Beyond Band of Brothers : The war memoirs of Major Dick Winters, Major Dick Winters (with Cole C. Kingseed), Berkley Hardcover, 2006. ISBN 0-425-20813-3
  • Brothers in Battle : Best of Friends, William Guarnere and Edward Heffron, Berkley Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0-425-21728-3

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