By Karl C. Dod, Center of Military History (U.S. Army)
Usa military in global warfare II. The Technical Services.Contributions of the Corps of Engineers to victory in conflict, and to our countrys peacetime historical past, are renowned and liked. The ability and flexibility of this gifted physique of squaddies met a very best attempt in operations opposed to the japanese, lots of that have been carried out within the such a lot primitive and undeveloped areas of the area. Engineers equipped the Alaska street, Canol, and the Ledo street in Burma. They cleared the jungles to construct airfields for heavy bombers and supervised the paintings of Filipinos, chinese language, and Melanesians as they equipped runways via hand. They equipped ports, roads, and docks the place none had existed. certainly, the most ordinary reminiscences of the U.S. veteran of the warfare opposed to Japan is the ever present engineer working a bulldozer. Dr. Dods topic is mammoth and sundry, and he has labored challenging and capably to slot it into the confines of a unmarried quantity. He has made an unique contribution to wisdom within the hugely technical parts of Engineer difficulties, association, gear, offer, management, and operations.HAL C. PATTISON, Brigadier normal, united states, leader of army background.