National Geographic : 1944 Aug
HOW AIRFIELDS GROW ON MUCK, ON SAND, ON TUNDRA On world-wide battle fronts America's planes are taking off on missions against the enemy-taking off from desert sand, jungle muck, or Aleutian tundra. In a matter of days, bulldozers shove aside the muck or level the sand. And giant cranes lay steel landing mats that are bolted into a landing strip. Look at the engines in these bulldozers and DIESEL POWER cranes. You'll find familiar friends-the same friends that power tanks and trucks, landing barges and patrol vessels, tractors and auxiliaries-General Motors Diesels. And in these rigorous jobs of war, a prom ise is being written-a promise of plentiful, dependable, easily maintained, low-cost power for America's needs in the peace time days ahead. ENGINES 15 to 250 H.P . DETROIT DIESEL ENGINE DIVISION, Detroit 23, Mich. ENGINES..150 to 2000 H.P.. . . CLEVELAND DIESEL ENGINE DIVISION, Cleveland II, Ohio LOCOMOTIVES....................... ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIVISION, La Grange, III.