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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison-Knudsen

Morrison-Knudsen (MK) was an American civil engineering and construction company, with headquarters formerly in Boise, Idaho. MK designed and constructed major infrastructure throughout the world and was one of the consortium of firms that built Hoover Dam, San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, the NASA Vehicle ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island

Also, present on the island were 68 U.S. Navy personnel and about 1,221 civilian workers for the Morrison-Knudsen Civil Engineering Company. Forty-five Chamorro men (native Micronesians from the Mariana Islands and Guam) were employed by Pan American Airways at the company's facilities on Wake Island, one of ...

www.nytimes.com/1995/09/09/us/civilian-prisoners-of-war-recall-their-ordeals.html

Sep 9, 1995 ... Six hours after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese bombed Wake and took over the island after a two-week battle. Of the 1,100 Morrison Knudsen men on Wake on Dec. 7, 1941, only 700 came home in the fall of 1945. Of the rest, 47 died defending Wake, 98 were summarily executed by the island's ...

www.dogberrypatch.com/archives/morrison-knudsen-wake-island-pows

Aug 28, 2005 ... We were in Boise for the 84th birthday party for my father, Oscar Paulson. The people there were either family or co-workers from his years with Morrison- Knudsen (M-K). I listened in to an interesting conversations about the capture of Wake Island by the Japanese and the M-K construction workers who ...

bonitagilbert.com/wake-rosters

Here is a full PDF copy of the Wake Island “Blue Book” with a corresponding page of notes and corrections. I have also posted rosters for all civilians ... CPNAB stands for Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases, the formal name of the consortium that included Morrison-Knudsen Co. Of the 1,145 men, 34 died on Wake during ...

www.stripes.com/news/search-for-closure-accurate-account-of-wake-island-massacre-continues-1.166538

Jan 22, 2012 ... Search for closure, accurate account of Wake Island massacre continues. Art Pratt ran pack mule teams for the U.S. Forest Service and was head wrangler at a California dude ranch before joining Morrison Knudsen Corp. as a mechanic on Wake Island. He hoped to buy a ranch of his own with the money ...

www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/feb/03/wakes-unheralded-pows

Feb 3, 2013 ... Her father and grandfather were both civilian contractors on Wake Island, which played an important but little-known part in the war. ... The men were employed by Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases, a consortium of large construction companies, including the Morrison-Knudsen Co. of Boise, which ...

www.wake2013.org/pages/forgotten98.html

Morrison-Knudsen Company Who Lost Their Lives On 7 October 1943 On Wake Island. The photos shown here were scanned from this book entitled: "A Report To Returned CPNAB Prisoner of War HEROES and Their Dependents", published by the Pacific Island Employees Foundation in 1945. Photos were obtained by ...

www.goldtel.net/ddxa/massacre.html

One such case was the execution of Julius "Babe" Hoffmeister, who had been an alcoholic in the states before he took a job with Morrison-Knudsen. He signed on specifically to go to Wake Island, because he knew that Wake was a "dry" job site. He had hoped to cure himself so far from civilization. When the first bombing ...