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The Corps of Engineers : the war against Japan / by Karl C. Dod.

Author/Creator:
Dod, Karl C., author.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2017.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
xv, 759 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
Series:
United States Army in World War II. Technical services.
CMH pub; 10-6.
United States Army in World War II. The technical services
CMH Pub 10-6
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Other Title:
War against Japan
Subjects:
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers -- History.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
World War (1939-1945).
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- East Asia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
United States.
East Asia.
Regimental histories.
Military campaigns.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Engineer activities in the Pacific war, with particular emphasis on those in General MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area.
Contents:
Ch. I Strengthening the defense triangle: Panama, Hawaii and Alaska: Early war plans and the corps of engineers
First steps in building up the Pacific outposts
Ch. II The defense gains momentum: Panama
Alaska
Hawaii
The air ferry route
Supplies
War appears imminent
Last days of peace
Ch. III The fall of the Philippines: Preparations for defense
Withdrawal to Bataan and Corregidor
Bataan
Corregidor and the end of the campaign
Ch. IV Build-up in the southwest Pacific: Australia
the first days
Toward a more aggressive strategy
Preparing for the offensive
Ch. V First offensives: the Solomons and Papua: Strengthening the south Pacific
Preparing to fight in New Guinea
Engineers in combat
Problems with logistics
Ch. VI The drive toward Rabaul: Preparing for CARTWHEEL
CARTWHEEL
The engineers continue to furnish logistic support
Arawe, Cape Gloucester and Saidor Ch. VII The far north:
Strengthening Alaska's defenses
The Alcan Highway
Canol
The danger passes
Ch. VIII Hawaii after Pearl Harbor:
The engineers organize for war
Protection against air raids
Military defenses
Change in organization
CH. IX After Midway:
Work on defensive installations slows down
First offensives in the Central Pacific
Ch. X The China-Burma-India theater: 1941-August 1943: Priority on airfields
Ground communications for a campaign in Burma
Renewed priority on airfields
Ch. IX The China-Burma-India theater: august 1943-January 1945: QUADRANT directs all-out effort
The all-out effort continues
The CBI is cut back
Ch. XII The drive across central Pacific:
The Marshalls
Logistical support from Hawaii
The Marianas
1944 draws to a close
Ch. XIII Amphibious warfare and base construction in the southwest Pacific:
The advance to Biak
Logistical support
Western New Guinea and the Moluccas
Ch. XIV Return to the Philippines:
Leyte and Mindoro
Luzon: the drive to Manila
The capture of Manila and the islands of Manila Bay
Ch. XV 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.
Notes:
Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army, 1966.
"First printed 1966."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-694) and index.
Shipping list no: 2017-0039-S.
Contributor:
Center of Military History, issuing body.
Other Edition:
Reprint of: . Dod, Karl Christian, 1909- Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1966
ISBN:
9780160018794
016001879X
OCLC:
1004857684