The Corps of Engineers

The Corps of Engineers

The War Against Japan

Book - 2017
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An original contribution to knowledge in the highly technical areas of Engineer problems, organization, supply, administration, and operations. 

This volume covers Engineer operations in support of the U.S. Army in the war against Japan.  The story begins with the defense build-up in 1939 and ends with the Japanese surrender aboard the 
battleship Missouri  on 2 Septebmer 1945.  Geographically, Engineer operations extended from the Panama Canal to India and from Alazka to Australia, in actual or potential areas of conflict.   Included are the discussions of the Engineer position in the command structure and a general account of both Engineer combat and service missions wtihin a given theater.   In this primary source work, the author has attempted to indicate the many problems that had to be resolved -- problems stemming from terrain and climate, from the inadequacy of long-range planning, from insufficient preparations, and from organizational shortcomings, as well as from the Japanese foe-- before the Engineer mission could be successfully accomplished.

Veterans and current employees of the United States Corps of Engineers may be most interested in this volume.  Additionally, construction and civil engineers that build roads, highways, and airfields may also be interested in this historical account from WWII.

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Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, Center of Military History, United States Army,, 2017
ISBN: 9780160018794
Branch Call Number: D 114.7:EN 3/V.2/2017
Characteristics: xv, 759 pages :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Center of Military History
Alternative Title: War against Japan


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