We the 48th



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There isn't too much difference between a good outfit and usst another one that does its routine job in its own routine way.

It isn't the draft board, army selection, or luck; it's just a happy circumstance when certain men are chosen as officers and others for enlisted men -- and it's even a happier circumstance when they click into a well geared machine.

But an outfit isn't a machine either. It's a group of 600 individual personalities who are thinking 600 different ways towards getting the job done.

It's the 600 different ways of thinking that makes an outfit good. It's the American soldier with his self-initiative, imagination, intelligence and ability. It's the American officer with his leadership and knowledge, and it's the American field commander with his patience and restraint -- that makes a good outfit.

We, the men of the 48th Engineers, want to tell you the story of our outfit -- the 48th Engineer Combat Battalion.


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United States Army, World War 1939-1945, regimental histories, 48th Engineer Combat Battalion


Military History


This book is divided into two parts to facilitate quicker download.

This book contains a very detailed listing of Awards and Decorations, providing a paragraph description of the actions of soldiers who were awarded medals. Also contained are photographs of each squadron and company as well as an alphabetical listing of all enlisted men.

We the 48th

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