Accession Number:

ADA512977

Title:

First on the Line: The 35th Engineer Battalion in World War Two and the Evolution of a High-Performance Combat Unit

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the effects of functional discipline and unit cohesion on the combat performance of the 35th Engineer Combat Battalion during World War Two. The 35th Engineer Battalion was mobilized in the summer of 1941 as the 1st Battalion, 35th Engineer Regiment. The 35th participated in the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the Alaskan-Canadian Highway construction, and three campaigns in the European Theater of Operations. The thesis text length is 153 pages and considers the importance of functional discipline and unit cohesion on a units performance in combat.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE