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This is Coastal Engineering Research Center Miscellaneous report 77-9. It was copied from the USACE Digital Library. It is available there at:


ASACE stands for the US Army Corps of Engineers.


The Beach Erosion Board (BEB) was an agency originally set up to deal with civil functions assigned to the Corps of engineers. However, Dr. Quinn describes how the agency’s expertise lead to it being assigned to prepare reports on possible landing beaches of interest to the allies during World War II.

Because the wartime effort was very successful the Beach Erosion Board continued to perform intelligence functions after the war. The staff engaged to intelligence work grew in size and importance.

In the fall of 1962, the military intelligence division was absorbed by the newly-created US Army Area Analysis Intelligence Agency. Shortly after that, the BEB was reorganized out of existence.