US Combat Engineer 1941–45

US Combat Engineer 1941–45 cover

Description

At its peak in World War II, the United States Army contained over 700 engineer battalions, along with numerous independent brigades and regiments. The specialized soldiers of the Engineers were tasked with a wide variety of crucially important tasks including river bridging, camouflage, airfield construction, and water and petroleum supply. However, despite their important support roles, the engineers were often employed on the front lines fighting beside the general infantry in the desperate battles of the European theatre. This book covers the role of these soldiers, from their recruitment and training, through their various support missions and combat experiences, forming an account of what it was truly like to be a combat engineer in World War II.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782000525
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 34 b/w; 33 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 147
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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