Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook Edition 2017. A illustrated history of the Puget Sound Harbor Defense Command. As the war heated up in Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s the US began upgrading and strengthening its military. Part of the upgrading included establishing Defense Command operations for major harbors in the Country, including one in Puget Sound, Washington. History of each Fort and Battery established in Puget Sound, with 81 plans, maps and photos.