March 8, 1944.

An emergency repair crew of the 75th Battalion kept an uninterrupted supply of vitally-needed aviation gas flowing to the tanks of gas-hungry bombers and fighters at an advanced South Pacific base despite heavy enemy shelling which scored numerous shrapnel hits on pipelines, tanks and pump houses.
The aviation gas tank farm system, operated and maintained. by the 75th, was situated in an area often under comparatively heavy enemy fire and the repair crew was kept busy repairing damage caused by near-misses. An official report noted that in no instance was the delivery of aviation fuel affected.


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