009061-EP 870-1-52 Engineer Memoirs-Lieutenant General Ernest Graves 311 Pages1997 This is the tenth publication in the Engineer Memoirs series of career interviews. The series contains the selected recollections of major figures in recent Corps history. These memoirs lend important perspective to decision making, now and in the future. By making these recollections available, the series preserves and shares the knowledge and experience of retired Corps officers and civilians. The career of Ernest Graves reflects the diversity of duties that an engineer officer may be called upon to perform: troop leader, scientist and engineer, project manager, general staff officer, senior commander, and director of national programs. Lieutenant General Ernest Graves' career as an Army officer began in 1944 when he graduated from West Point and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. That summer he attended the Engineer Officer Basic Course and commanded a platoon in the Engineer Replacement Training Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In October he flew to Europe for assignment to Headquarters, Communications Zone, in Paris, where he worked in the Control Section, a group that kept statistics on all logistic activity. At the end of 1944 he was reassigned to command a platoon in the 1282d Engineer Combat Battalion, training at the time in England. The battalion deployed to Germany in April 1945, then in June left for the Pacific theater by way of Marseilles and the Panama Canal. When the 1282d Engineer Battalion arrived in the Philippines at the end of August 1945, it was sent first to Clark Field, then to San Jose in central Luzon. In October Lieutenant Graves transferred to the Engineer Construction Command and deployed with the headquarters to Japan. He ended up in the Construction Division, Engineer Section, of Eighth Army headquarters in Yokohama, becoming chief of the Buildings, Camps, and Hospitals Section with responsibility for this type of construction for the army of occupation throughout the Tokyo-Yokohama area. Graves left Japan in September 1946 for assignment to the Manhattan Project at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico-one of a group of officers selected by Lieutenant General Leslie Groves to form a military unit to assemble nuclear weapons. Graves was in Company B, the assembly company, of the 38th Engineer Battalion (Special) and spent time on a team that assembled the nuclear cores, first at Los Alamos, then at the Sandstone nuclear test series at Eniwetok Atoll. THIS ITEM IS SOLD AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY. AFTER PURCHASE YOU WILL BE FURNISHED A LINK FOR DOWNLOAD BY EMAIL. Bookseller Inventory #
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