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D U K W S To Water

Author : Peter R. Dyer
ISBN : 159095470X
Genre : History
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What happened to the amphibious D.U.K.W. in its post WW II service. I hope you will find D.U.K.W.s to Water as fascinating to read as it has been for me to explore and to pass on to you.
Category: History

Infantry Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015035596454
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

The Keystone Defender

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ISBN : PSU:000059697770
Genre : Civil defense
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Category: Civil defense

Sinking Of The Amphibious Passenger Vehicle Miss Majestic Lake Hamilton Near Hot Springs Arkansas May 1 1999

Author : Marion C. Blakely
ISBN : 9781437937299
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Discusses the sinking of the amphibious passenger vehicle ¿Miss Majestic¿ during an excursion tour of Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, AR, on May 1, 1999. Of the 21 people on board, 13 passengers, incl. 3 children, died. The investigation identified these safety issues: vehicle maint., Coast Guard inspections, and inspection guidance, reserve buoyancy, and survivability. The author investigated two other accidents involving amphibious passenger vehicles, which are included here: (1) the Sept. 18, 2000, sinking of the Minnow, a 21-foot-long Alvis Stalwart-type amphibious passenger vehicle in the Milwaukee, WI, harbor; (2) the Dec. 8, 2001, sinking of the DUKW No. 1, a 33-foot-long amphibious passenger vehicle, in Lake Union, in Seattle, WA.

Omaha Beach

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 9780811741194
Genre : History
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Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post
Category: History

Saga Of The Lsm 107 Wwii

Author : Harry Boehler
ISBN : WISC:89082570433
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Ier Reports

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ISBN : UCAL:$C63546
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

Manual On Amphibious Oceanography

Author : University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Engineering Research
ISBN : UCSD:31822009306663
Genre : Military oceanography
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Category: Military oceanography

D Day Assault

Author : Mark Khan
ISBN : 9781473837294
Genre : History
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“This superb account describes the exercises undertaken on Slapton Sands, backed up by first hand accounts from those who were there at the time.” —Military Machines International Preceded by a massive airborne assault, the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken began on June 6, 1944—D-Day. Over a fifty-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, 160,000 Allied troops came ashore on the beaches of Normandy. Supported by more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft, they quickly gained a foothold in fortress Europe. To plan and execute such a massive military operation successfully required training—and beaches. The perfect place for the Americans was found in the sleepy South Hams area of South Devon. But this choice came at a price. Over 20,000 acres of prime agricultural land, along with villages and farms were requisitioned. The peace of the South Devon coast was soon shattered as the Slapton Sands Assault Training Centre came into being. The training, however, was not without risk. During one of the final major coordinated practices—Exercise Tiger—over 800 men were lost to enemy action whilst traveling by sea to land on the beaches at Slapton Sands. Often shrouded in intrigue, this disaster has been the subject of conspiracy theories for many years. “Using the latest information available about this secretive event, [D-Day Assault] features all aspects of the military exercises and first hand accounts of those who lived and trained there.” —Western Morning News
Category: History

The Leatherneck

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ISBN : WISC:89066031816
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Army Transportation Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015080134797
Genre : Transportation, Military
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Category: Transportation, Military

The Atlantic

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ISBN : UCSC:32106006178450
Genre : American periodicals
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Bloody Beaches

Author : Martin W. Bowman
ISBN : 9781473826793
Genre : History
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This fourth volume of a comprehensive five part work on D-Day covers every aspect of aerial operations on and behind the beaches at 'Omaha' and 'Utah' beaches on 6 June 1944. It might be imagined that the passing years would blunt the outlines of the experience but the D-Day veterans do not forget. Their accounts convey the chaos, terror and hysteria as the first salvos of German fire clanged off the landing craft, in language that is all the more powerful for its terseness and simplicity.The landings at 'Omaha' which were vital to connect the US troops at 'Utah' Beach with the British and Canadian beaches to the east were an unmitigated disaster with an estimated 3,000 killed, wounded and missing. The highest number of casualties of all the beaches, they were the greatest American losses in one battle since the Battle of Antietam Creek in the American Civil War in September 1862. The situation on the beach was chaotic as troops were pinned down by enemy fire and had to take cover behind mined beach defenses. As things progressed, it was an accumulation of individual acts of self-sacrifice and gallantry which opened up an exit and a seaborne bombardment by the task force saw tenuous footholds finally gained by early afternoon. In stark contrast to Omaha, an almost textbook landing was made at Utah; the air bombardment was effective and a strong current actually landed the 4th Infantry Division 2,000 yards south of their intended target where the beach was less heavily defended. This account analyses each aspect of the aerial operation, noting how events on the ground and in the sea impacted upon pilots endeavors in the skies. Evocative images supplement the text effectively to create a real sense of what it was like for the pilots of D-Day, the individuals who made such a contribution to the Allied war effort in the Second World War.
Category: History


Author : United States. Dept. of the Army
ISBN : UIUC:30112042557667
Genre : Soldiers
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Category: Soldiers