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Breaching Fortress Europe: The Story of U.S.
Engineers in Normandy on D-Day
Berger landed on Utah Beach with the 531st Engineer Shore
Regiment of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade. Breaching
Fortress Europe had been described as "most
readable and definitive account of engineering troops on
D-Day that has ever been written." Although it
focuses on the Army Engineers, Berger notes that the 2nd
NBB, 81st NCB and CBD 1006 landed with the 1st ESB.
Bridge Building in Wartime: Colonel Wesley
Brainerd's Memoir of the 50th New York Volunteer
Wesley Brainerd and Ed Malles
Can Do! The Story of the Seabees
William Bradford Huie
Huie, editor of the American Mercury and
author of two books (Mud on the Stars and The
Fight for Air Power) before joining the Seabees,
presents the Seabee story, often in their own words. He
introduced the concept of the "five roads to
victory," so often seen in World War II Seabee
writings. Appendices include lists of awards and
casualties and an introduction to Seabee poetry. Like a
skilled sports commentator, Huie provides color
commentary to the official Navy account. The introduction
is written by Admiral Ben Moreell.
Caterpillar Military Tractors
P. A. Letourneau
Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (Colored): The
World War II New Guinea Diaries of Captain Hyman
Hyman Samuelson and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
The telling story of a young engineer's
experiences in a segregated unit serving in the jungles
of the Southwest Pacific.
Building the Victory: The Order Book of the
Volunteer Engineer Brigade, Army of the Potomac
U. S. Navy Seabees: Since Pearl Harbor
Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story
of John H. Westervelt, Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer
John H. Westervelt and Anita Palladino, Editor