Accession Number : ADA637807


Title :   History of Canaveral District: 1950 - 1971


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS ATLANTA GA SOUTH ATLANTIC DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bramlitt, E R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a637807.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 130


Abstract : Although it is the youngest District of the Corps of Engineers, the Canaveral District has nonetheless had an eventful and exciting history, tied closely and indispensably to the history of America in space, the national development of missilery and the journeys of man to the moon. The earthbound installations essential to these achievements have been our responsibility, and the men of the Corps who have served here may surely take pride in the accomplishment of heavyweight engineering programs, critical to man's penetration of this new and exacting frontier. Because the District was established but eight years ago, the history of its predecessor, the Patrick Area Office of the Jacksonville District, has been distilled at the outset of this work in order that the full 21-year participation of the Corps of Engineers in the Canaveral/Kennedy effort may be viewed in perspective and have continuity as a whole. Naturally, the recording of events is always best done by those close-in on their occurrence. This is especially so when the passage of time, the diffusion and dispersal of records and the transfer of key individuals has occurred. In the present instance, it has been our good fortune to secure a seasoned colleague as our Historian, a man who was actively involved from the beginning and who himself held key posts in both the Patrick Area Office (from its inception) and later within the Canaveral District.


Descriptors :   *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , *FLORIDA , *MILITARY ENGINEERING , *MILITARY HISTORY , CHANNELS(WATERWAYS) , DREDGING , HARBORS , HISTORY , HUMANS , SECURITY , SPACE MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE