Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Resistance Buried

From the Treasury Islands attack recently came a legend of Seabee workmanship: a lone bulldozer man had wiped out a Jap gun emplacement. Last week came the details.

An hour after the landing, Fireman First Class Aurelio Tassone of Milford, Mass. was roaring along on his 20-ton 'dozer when he spotted an enemy strongpoint. Skirting the coconut-logged bunker, he came at it from the rear. Bullets banged off the big blade which he had raised as a shield. The tractor rolled on like its armored offspring, the tank.

As he went over the log...

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