Building for Victory World War II in China, Burma, and India and the 1875th Engineer Aviation Battalion Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 4, 2004
ASIN : B007K4TBUY
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing; 1st edition (May 4, 2004)
Language : English
Hardcover : 240 pages
Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
Dimensions : 6.58 x 0.81 x 9.2 inches
About the Author
Decorated veteran and oil company executive William C. King lives in Verona, Pennsylvania. A member of both national CBI Veterans' organizations, this is his first book.
While American troops advanced across the European continent and the vast reaches of the Pacific, they were also fighting, and dying in a remote arena viewed as a sideshow by Allied leaders. In this theater of limited resources, great distances, challenging terrain, and Byzantine politics, American military commanders thus intended to commit few if any conventional forces, yet needed to secure northern Burma to ensure the flow of supplies to the embattled Nationalists. Herein, King, a decorated lietenant with a highly-regarded battalion that fought throughout the East, recounts his darling and often bittersweet military experiences from 1943 to 1945.