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A Seabee's Story By George A. Larson
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. Tinian and Okinawa: B-29s and the Air War Against Japan. This is the story of the author's father's service in WWII as a Seabee in the US Navy. And it is also... More > the story of the war in the Pacific, in particular the invasion and capture of Tinian and, later, Okinawa. Also told is the story of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the men and women who built and flew the heavy bomber, from airfields in the Pacific, built by the Seabees. Contents: Tinian Island; Training of a USNCB; Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Naval Engagement with the Japanese Mobile Fleet; Tinian's Capture; Seabees Land on Tinian; Miracle of Construction; B-29 Operations; Okinawa; The War Ends; Peace in the Pacific; Notes; Sources; 320 photos, drawings, maps, documents.< Less
Not All Were Heroes: A Private in the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific During World War II By Herbert L. Martin
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. This work is compiled from the daily diaries Martin kept during his service as a Private a member of the 529th Engineer Light Ponton Co. and the 866th... More > Engineer Aviation Battalion in the Pacific during World War II. This is a candid account of his everyday thoughts and activities as they happened. For this reason it is refreshing in its honesty. The work is illustrated by dozens of sketches the author made on the scene throughout the war, depicting daily life and activities, as well as the camps, harbors, bridges, airfields, and other engineering projects. While not trained as an artist, Martin's sketches are simplistic and yet they record much that would otherwise have been unseen. 1 photo, 69 drawings, 3 documents.< Less
Engineers at War (United States Army in Vietnam Series) By Adrian G. Traas, Center of Military History United States Department of the Army
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Engineers at War describes the role of military engineers, especially the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Vietnam War. It is a story of the engineers' battle against an elusive and determined... More > enemy in one of the harshest underdeveloped regions of the world. Despite these challenges, engineer soldiers successfully carried out their combat and construction missions. The building effort in South Vietnam allowed the United States to deploy and operate a modern 500,000-man force in a far-off region. Although the engineers faced huge construction tasks, they were always ready to support the combat troops. They built ports and depots, carved airfields and airstrips out of jungle and mountain plateaus, repaired roads and bridges, and constructed bases. Because of these efforts, ground combat troops with their supporting engineers were able to fight the enemy from well-established bases. Although most of the construction was temporary, more durable facilities, such as airfields, port and depot complexes,< Less
Military Soils Engineering By U.S. Army
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This manual emphasizes the soils engineering aspects of road and airfield construction. The references give detailed information on other soils engineering topics that are discussed in general terms.... More > It also provides a discussion of the formation and characteristics of soil using the Unified System, and also information on AASHTO and the UDSA systems as well. It describes the compaction of soils and quality control, settlement and shearing resistance of soils, the movement of water through soils, frost action, and the bearing capacity of soils that serve as foundations, slopes, embankments, dikes, dams, and earth-retaining structures. This manual also describes the geologic factors that affect the properties and occurrences of natural mineral/soil construction materials used to build dams, tunnels, roads, airfields, and bridges. Finally, it has an excellent treatment of basic geology as it relates to soil mechanics, a subject not well covered in most soils texts.< Less
China and String of Pearls By Ashish Dutta
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China’s “string of pearls” consists of port and airfield construction projects, diplomatic ties, and force modernization. These “pearls” range from the coast of mainland... More > China to the recently upgraded military facilities on Hainan Island, China’s southernmost territory. The String of Pearls strategy, despite common perception, is not just about India and IOR (Indian Ocean Region). It was originally coined by US scholars, to account for China’s perceived ‘strategy’ to develop blue water capabilities like a super power. As indicated in the picture above (Courtesy- World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance), this is an alleged global strategy of China.< Less

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