This is the story of the U.S. Army Amphibian Engineers, which saw significant (and dangerous) action both in the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. They were charged with the organization and supervision of crossing and landing parties, forming beachheads for invading troops. Efficient and courageous, they quickly became key elements in the Allies' fight to gain ground and maintain supply lines. These soldiers were frontline heroes, even if they didn't always make the front-page headlines. Down Ramp! keeps the memory of their history and brave service alive.