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The Corps of Engineers : the war against Japan

Author: Karl C Dod; Center of Military History,
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2017.
Series: United States Army in World War II., Technical services.; CMH pub, 10-6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engineer activities in the Pacific war, with particular emphasis on those in General MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl C Dod; Center of Military History,
ISBN: 9780160018794 016001879X
OCLC Number: 1004857684
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army, 1966.
"First printed 1966."
Shipping list no: 2017-0039-S.
Description: xv, 759 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
Contents: Strengthening the defense triangle: Panama, Hawaii and Alaska. Early war plans and the corps of engineers ; First steps in building up the Pacific outposts --
The defense effort gains momentum. Panama ; Alaska ; Hawaii ; The air ferry route ; Supplies ; War appears imminent ; Last days of peace --
The fall of the Philippines. Preparations for defense ; Withdrawal to Bataan and Corregidor ; Bataan ; Corregidor and the end of the campaign --
Build-up in the southwest Pacific. Australia: the first days ; Toward a more aggressive strategy ; Preparing for the offensive --
First offensives: the Solomons and Papua. Strengthening the south Pacific ; Preparing to fight in New Guinea ; Engineers in combat ; Problems with logistics --
The drive toward Rabaul. Preparing for CARTWHEEL ; CARTWHEEL ; The engineers continue to furnish logistic support ; Arawe, Cape Gloucester and Saidor --
The far north. Strengthening Alaska's defenses ; The Alcan Highway ; Canol ; The danger passes --
Hawaii after Pearl Harbor. The engineers organize for war ; Protection against air raids ; Military defenses ; Change in organization --
After Midway. Work on defensive installations slows down ; First offensives in the Central Pacific --
The China-Burma-India theater: 1941-August 1943. Priority on airfields ; Ground communications for a campaign in Burma ; Renewed priority on airfields --
The China-Burma-India theater: August 1943-January 1945. QUADRANT directs all-out effort ; The all-out effort continues ; The CBI is cut back --
The drive across central Pacific. The Marshalls ; Logistical support from Hawaii ; The Marianas ; 1944 draws to a close --
Amphibious warfare and base construction in the southwest Pacific. The advance to Biak ; Logistical support ; Western New Guinea and the Moluccas --
Return to the Philippines. Leyte and Mindoro ; Luzon: the drive to Manila ; The capture of Manila and the islands of Manila Bay --
The final months of the war. Destruction of the Japanese in the Philippines and Borneo ; Iwo Jima ; Okinawa ; Base and airfield construction for the assault on Japan ; Planning for the invasion of Japan ; Conclusion --
Appendix.
Series Title: United States Army in World War II., Technical services.; CMH pub, 10-6.
Other Titles: War against Japan
Responsibility: by Karl C. Dod.

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Engineer activities in the Pacific war, with particular emphasis on those in General MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area.

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