The 540th ENGINEER REGIMENT In FRANCE. World War II, Col. George W. - Commanding Marvin.


Reproduced by 667th Engr. (Top) Co., (n. d.). 1st printing (presumed), ca 1945. Unpaginated, though ~ 104 pp. Profusely illustrated, primarily with b/w photographic images. Landscape format: 9-1/8" x 11-3/4". Printed grey paper covers. General wear, soiling & staining to covers. Very Good. Item #46945

The volume documents the activities & personnel of the 540th Engineer regiment from its landing at Draummont, France, on August 15, 1944, to the crossing of the Rhine near Worms, Germany, in late March 1945. In this bookseller's opinion, it's one of the best WWII unit histories I've handled in 30 years of bookselling.

The book produced in scrapbook format, illustrated with captioned photographs and drawings, we presumed compiled by Joel Alin Minkoff, the unit's unofficial artist (the attribution is based on a page reproducing posters by 'Mink.' The posters are signed John Alin Minkoff and the book's style is reminscent of that of Minkoff).

OCLC records just two institutional holdings: USA War College & Marshall.


Price: $175.00

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