Frank S. Besson, JR.

Frank S. Besson, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frank Schaffer Besson, Jr., CBE (May 30, 1910-July 15, 1985) was born on May 30, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a West Point graduate and an officer in the Corps of Engineers . Frank S. Besson, Jr. graduated seventh in his class from the United States Military Academy in 1932. In 1935, he received a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His early career was noted for the role he played in the development of portable military pipelines, steel landing mats for airplanes, and steel treadway bridges. He is credited with the studies leading to the Army 's adoption of the Bailey Bridge, used extensively in all theaters in World War II. As Director of the Third Military Railway Service in Iran during 1944 and 1945, Besson ensured the flow of war materials to the Russian forces through the Persian Corridor. He was promoted to brigadier general, becoming, at 34, the youngest general officer in the Army Ground Forces.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134924865
  • 9786134924863