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In February , the battalion was the first unit assigned to a task force being organized to construct the Alcan Highway, a vitally needed overland supply route. In conjunction with the 97th Engineer Battalion, the 62nd Engineer Battalion constructed 1, miles of a 32 foot wide roadway from April to November through some of the most forbidding terrain in North America.
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The battalion was awarded its first Meritorious Unit Commendation for its efforts constructing the Alcan Highway. In August of , the unit was redesignated as the 2nd Battalion of the 18th Engineer Combat regiment. During the winter of that same year, the battalion was deployed to the Aleutian Island of Adak to build a supply base and staging area capable of equipping an expeditionary force of 50, men.
In May of , the battalion was moved to Shemya Island in the Aleutian chain to construct an airstrip capable of launching fighter aircraft.
The battalion was later called upon to lengthen a runway for bomber operations against the Japanese assault on the Aleutian Island. The battalion received an Aleutian Island Campaign streamer for its efforts.
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On 30 November , the battalion was sent to Camp Bowie, Texas. Following the completion of reorganization, the th moved to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where the battalion was placed in support of the U. Army Engineer School.
On 22 April , the th was redesignated the 62nd Engineer Construction Battalion. Sixteen months later, the 62nd left fort Belvoir for Korea.
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