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by United States. War Department
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FM 23-7 U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 1942-05-20 "The U. S. carbine, caliber .30, Ml, is a self-loading shoulder weapon (see fig. 1). It is gas operated, magazine fed, and air cooled. It weighs approximately 5 pounds. The weapon is fed from a box type magazine having a capacity of 15 rounds." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: WWII, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, M1, Firearms, Garand, United States. Army, US Army, Field...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Army Air Forces film # TF 1-3711 "Covers the invasion of Normandy when 13,000 combat troops landed behind German lines in 2 hours; & footage of both the 82nd & 101st Airborne units in action. Also included is official RAF Combat footage of Normandy battle from the Air." Goes into great detail about the glider and Troop Carrier plans for ferrying airborne troops and materiel. Sounds like Orson Welles narrating?   National Archives Identifier: 6981972 As always, any error or...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane), IX Troop...
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A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Swing,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney animated short about Hitler Youth. Features book burning, anti-Catholic persecution, Nazi indoctrination, etc. Disney produced this under contract with the U.S. Government. See this article in Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
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Topics: WWII, RKO Radio Pictures, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, National Socialism And Youth, Walt...
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TM 30-541 Japanese Military Dictionary 1944-08-29 CONTENTS Page Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary - vi Part I — Japanese-English Part II — English-Japanese 246 Appendix I — Table of Ranks 599 Appendix II — Weights and Measures 601 Appendix III — Gazetteer 607 Appendix IV — Japanese Years 613 Appendix V — Numbers 614 Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, Japan. -- Armed Forces -- Dictionaries, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, Technical Manual,...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 10-412 Army Recipes 1944-08-15 CONTENTS Paragraph Section 1. Introduction 1-4 2. Beverages 5 3. Breads 6-7 4. Cakes and cookies 8-10 5. Breakfast cereals 11 6. Desserts 12 7. Eggs 13 8. Fish 14 9. Fritters and croquettes 15 10. Fruits 16-17 11. Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, and rice 18 12. Meat 19 13. Pies 20-21 14. Salads 22-23 15. Sandwiches 24 16. Sauces 25 17. Soups 26 18. Vegetables 27-28 19. Miscellaneous 29-31 Index 245 Digitized by Google.
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, Cooking for military personnel, Field Manual,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Academy Award-nominated documentary, which shows the 21st Bombing Command and its role in the B-29 bombing of Japan and the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War II, WWII In Color, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945,...
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by War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations
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War Department Bureau of Public Relations film # BPR 1182, Mussolini Is Executed . Silent very graphic footage. National Archives  description: "Shows a crowd of Italian Communist partisans; closeups of the corpses of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and other Italian Fascists hanging head down from overhead beams; the crowd jeering Mussolini's picture; and closeups of the bloody features of Mussolini and Clara Petacci." National Archives Identifier: 13738 As always, any error...
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Topics: War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations, Assassination, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, Fascism --...
WWII Archive
by Blakeley, Harold Whittle, 1893-1966
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The 32d Infantry Division in World War II Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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by United States. Army
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Extracted from US Army film "City Burns, Crailsheim, Germany ; 10th Armored Division, Wurtenberg (?), Germany ; Civilian Recovery, Blankenburg, Germany ; Track Meet, Koln, Germany, 04/21/1945" No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 16076 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany,...
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by United States. Department of Agriculture
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"This handbook offers some suggestions to those who are leading the great drive for Victory Gardens, and points out certain things to watch out for -- common errors which waste seed, fertilizer, land arid labor, and therefore must be most carefully avoided in wartime." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
Topics: WWII, Rationing -- United States, World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War II,...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 30-506 German Military Dictionary: German-English, English-German. 1944-05-20 "This dictionary has been intentionally limited in scope to military subject matter and directly related fields. It has been compiled primarily for use by American military personnel with at least a fair knowledge of German." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, Military...
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by Quartermaster General
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TM 10-405 The Army Cook 1942-04-24 Chapter 1. Fundamentals. Section I. General 1-4 II. Elements of nutrition 5-12 III. Foods 13-50 IV. Practice of cooking 51-65 V. Rations 66-69 VI. Kitchen management 70-75 VII. Field cooking 76-82 Chapter 2. Recipes. Section I. General 83-84 II. List of recipes. Breakfast dishes (1 to 13) 147 Soups (14 to 45) 157 Meat dishes (46 to 120) 164 Gravies and sauces (121 to 135) 184 Fish and seafood dishes (136 to 142) 187 Vegetable dishes (143 to 211) 189 Deserts...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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Battlefield The Battle For Normandy
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
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National Archives  description: "Reel 1 shows airplanes in flight; a Polish newspaper; a parade of Polish cavalry units; and Polish planes, armored units, and tanks. Maps illustrate Poland's presumed expansionist tendencies which include the conquest of Germany. Crowds in Danzig listen to a Nazi orator. German-Danzig troops patrol and construct wire obstacles. Shows German flags and symbols on Danzig buildings, German troops, German warships, and German planes on the ground. Includes a...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, National Socialism, World War II, Newsreel, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this short film for the U.S. War Production Board (a now-defunct agency of the federal government during WWII). It stresses the importance of saving waste fats, which are made into explosives, for the war effort. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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Stop That Tank! (AKA Boys Anti-Tank Rifle) Disney created this 1942 training film for the Canadian government. Article in Popular Science: http://books.google.com/books?id=NycDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=true and Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=iU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
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Topics: WWII, Boys anti-tank rifle, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, Mark I, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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TM 9-1575 Ordnance Maintenance: Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks 1945-04-06 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of pocket watches, wrist watches, stop watches, and message center clocks, and is supplementary to those in the Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms. This manual does not...
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Topics: Technical Manual, Clocks and watches -- Repairing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
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TM 30-544 Russian Military Dictionary: English-Russian, Russian-English 1945-01-15. CONTENTS Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary vi Part I — English-Russian 1 Part II — Russian-English 173 Appendixes: I. Military Abbreviations of the U.S.S.R 437 II. Symbols Used in Ballistics 459 III. Abbreviations Used on Intelligence Maps to Indicate Various Sources of Information 466 IV. Numbers 467 V. Weights and Measures 469 VI. Money Table 473 VII. Territorial and Administrative...
Topics: Technical Manual, Field Manual, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Russian language -- Dictionaries --...
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D-Day Great Crusade
Topics: WWII, World War II
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by United States. Army. 94th Division; Byrnes, Laurence G., 1919- ed
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CONTENTS DIVISION COMMANDER'S MESSAGE xi FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE UNITED STATES Chapter 1: IN THE BEGINNING 1 PART TWO: THE UNITED KINGDOM Chapter 2: AT SEA 10 Chapter 3: WILTSHIRE COUNTY 13 PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 4: THE SITUATION 18 Chapter 5: CROSSING AND COMMITMENT 23 Chapter 6: THE POCKETS 27 Chapter 7: THE FFI 33 Chapter 8: OPERATIONS IN BRITTANY 38 Chapter 9: POW EXCHANGES 57 Chapter 10: THE BRETONS 65 Chapter 11: ADIEU 69 PART FOUR: GERMANY: THE SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE Chapter 12:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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by United States. War Dept
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See also the 1943 version:  https://archive.org/details/TM-E30-451 TM-E 30-451 Handbook on German Military Forces 1945-03-15 CONTENTS CHAPTER I. THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM Section I. Introduction — 1 I. The German Soldier — 2 III. The High Command — 15 IV. Organization of the Army for War V. Functions of the Corps Area — 4S VI. Conscription, Replacement, and Training — 54 CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES Section I. Over-all Field Organization — 1 II. High Command in the...
Topics: WWII, Germany. -- Armed Forces -- Equipment -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army,...
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by United States. Army. 3rd Division; Taggart, Donald G. (Donald Gilbert)
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CONTENTS PREFACE xxi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiii I. PREPARATION FOR WAR "Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before"; We Prepare for the Showdown 3 II. CASABLANCA We Storm the Beaches of North Africa and Capture a White- Walled City 13 III. NORTH AFRICAN INTERLUDE We Learn the "Truscott Trot" and Prepare to Invade Sicily 37 IV. SICILY "In Which We Carve Our Name" 51 V. SOUTHERN ITALY We Battle in the Craggy Apennines 79 VI. ANZIO 1. The First Battle of Cisterna di Littoria...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
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1945 documentary short that won the Academy Award in 1946 for Documentary Short Subject. Based on Your Job in Germany , which was written by Dr. Seuss. Though Hitler may be dead, beware - his ideas live on. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Knox Manning, World War II: Postwar Issues, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972,...
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by United States. Army
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No National Archives description. Date and title is from information from film's slate. Extracted from U.S. Army film "Paris [No.] 445, War CrimesTrials, Nuremberg, Germany ; Paris. [No.] 351, D P Zionist Demonstration Frankfurt, Germany ; Paris [No.] 369, Execution Or War Criminals, Landsberg, Germany, 12/12/1945" National Archives Identifier: 19403 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files,...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, War Crimes, World War II: Postwar...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4270.  Not mentioned in description below is a cake with the words "A Jungle Plus Coconut Tree Equals Jap So Keep Your Eyes Open" National Archives description: "1) MS Chaplain holds Mass aboard AP -SV. 2) MS Is., LCPs lay to, BB shells Is. 3) CU Men in LCP, LVTA moves in, BB BG shells Is. -SV. 4) LS SBDs dive-bomb Is., explosions. 5) GV Marines advance, wreckage, dead Japanese camouflaged Marines, duck mascot -SV. [actual duck] 6) GV Bulldozer...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Tarawa, Battle Of, Kiribati, 1943,...
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by United States. War Department
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National Archives  description: "1) CU Japanese flag flying. 2) MCU Picture of nine men, attacking Pearl Harbor by two-men suicide subs. 3) MCU Mottos and letters written by the two-men suicide sub crew. 4) CU Cherry blossoms. 5) LA MLS PAN Cherry tree; roof of shrine in FG. 6) MLS Shrine. 7) MLS Several Japanese DDs underway. 8) HA MS Japanese marines in combat uniform standing in formation on deck; several officers reviewing them. G. 9) MCU Same officers. 10) MLS Two-wing Japanese...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Newsreel, World War II, Japanese Armed Forces, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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Other sources have labeled this footage as from Tarawa. United States Naval Photographic Center film #10887  National Archives description "1) LS Large explosions on island as planes drop bombs (SV). 2) LS Small bulldozer pushing up sand along water's edge; LST-482, background, bow on beach, LCVP, jungle camouflaged, alongside. 3) MLS Bulldozer off-loading from LST. 4) HA MLS Bulldozer pushing sand up ramp of LCT, which is loaded with heavy equipment. 5) CU Bulldozer underway past LST. 6)...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS LST-482, United States. Marine...
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by Lind, Ragnar G; United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 79th
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"This is the combat history of the 79th Fighter Group during World War Two. The document details the following contents: group commanders; group combat narrative; campaigns; battle citations and commendations; claims- illustrated statistical summary; typical mission routine; t-bolt formations; pilot's-eye views; Falcons at ease; group headquarters personnel; the "Flying-Skullmen- 85th Squadron section (narrative history from activation, personnel pictures, and "Skullivers"...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 79th -- History, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Adjutant-General's Office
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"This is the first of a series of three publications dealing with World War II APOs. This particular list shows the APOs in numerical order with their geographical location." See also: Alphabetical Listing of APO's, January 1942 - November 1947 (1949)
Topics: United States. -- Armed Forces -- Postal service, Post office stations and branches -- United...
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by World War II Flight Nurses Association
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"On Feb. 18, 1943 the first formal graduation of nurses of the 349th Air Evac Group was held at the base chapel at Bowman Field, Ky. The 30 members of this group had completed a program of instruction that was definitely in the experimental stage. The 4-week course included class work in air evac nursing, air evac tactics, survival, aeromedical physiology, mental hygiene in relation to flying, training in plane loading procedures, military indoctrination and a one-day bivouac. In his...
Topics: World War II, United States. -- Army -- Transport Of Sick And Wounded, Transportation Of Patients...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #11742  National Archives description "1) CU Aviation ordnanceman loading 50 cal. machine gun magazine.2) MS Many aviation ordnancemen loading 50 cal. machine gun.3) MStoCU Destroyer coming alongside.4) MS to CU Transfer of supplies while underway.5) CU Barber shop.6) CU F6F (Cougar) landing and flipping over; several other aircraft approach for landing and flips over (SV).7) AV Smoke columns rising from shore bombing.8) CU Plane captain...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Hellcat (Fighter Plane), World War,...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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STANDARD MILITARY MOTOR VEHICLES CONTENTS Introduction and explanation of terminology 3 Classification 4 Section I. Amphibians and landing vehicles 6-15 II. Armored cars 16-23 III. Scout cars 24-25 IV. Cargo and personnel carriers 26-45 V. Self-propelled artillery 46-87 VI. Tanks 88-125 VII. Tank transport and recovery vehicles 126-135 VIII. Trucks Truck, 1/4 -ton, 4x4 through Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x2 136-191 Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 through Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x4 192-237 Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x6...
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Topics: WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by United States. Navy
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National Archives  description:  "Japanese soldiers kill and torture Chinese. The dead are thrown on trucks and buried. Shows dead Japanese soldiers and explains that war production and war bonds help deal justice to the enemies and contribute to victory." National Archives Identifier: 11810 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945, World War II, War Bonds, World War,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON D. C. SPECIAL SERIES No. 33 The Punch Below the Belt: Japanese Ruses, Deception Tactics, and Anti-Personnel Measures. August 1, 1945 This is a comic training pamphlet about Japanese methods of camouflage, combat methods, etc. Illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Sam Cobean and may be offensive. Digitized by http://www.fakeproject.com/The_Punch_Below_The_Belt/
Topics: Special Series, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, WWII, United States. Army, United States. --...
WWII Archive
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National Archives  description:  "AVH SBD passes, smoke col. on shore BG. AVO-Pan Air strip, craters,grounded Japanese planes, bomb bursts-SV. AVH-Pan smoke col. on & near bombed strip. AVO-Pan bombed strip, craters near shore." National Archives Identifier: 76164   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
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by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel; United States. Navy. Naval Air Technical Training Command
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Aircraft Munitions 1944 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Preface iii CHAPTER I Explosives and how they work 3 CHAPTER 2 Gun ammunition 21 CHAPTER 3 Bombs 49 CHAPTER 4 Bomb fuzes 79 CHAPTER 5 Torpedoes 109 CHAPTER 6 Rockets and rocket launchers 129 CHAPTER 7 Mines 141 CHAPTER 8 Pyrotechnics 149 CHAPTER 9 Smoke 159 CHAPTER 10 Destructors 165
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, United States. -- Navy -- Handbooks,...
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by Greenwald, Robert J; United States. Army. Forces in the European Theater. Office of the Theater Historian; United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian
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"Presented in this volume are command and staff rosters, composition of divisions, attachments and detachments, assignments and attachments to higher units, command post locations, and pertinent statistics. With some exception, the material presented for each division dates from its arrival in the European Theater to the end of hostilities on May 9, 1945. For units arriving from the North African Theater, the record begins on August 15, 1944, the date of the invasion of southern France....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe, United States. -- Army -- Organization, United States....
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4660.  National Archives  description: "1) GV 5" gun fires, taken from inside 5" casemate. 2) MS TBF approaches, drops message. 3) MS Officer on bridge, watches bombardment. 4) MS Man signals, semaphore  5.) MS Men lounge, play cards on deck. 6) GV USS IDAHO framed by 16" guns & man. 7) GV Shells burst on beach. 8) GV OS2U lands, taxis, hoisted aboard. 9) MS Men on deck watch bombardment. 10) MS Men in chow line on deck." ...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Avenger (Fighter Plane), United...
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The Ninth Marines, A Brief History Of The Ninth Marine Regiment, With Lists Of The Officers And Men Who Served From Organization To Disbandment, 1942-1945 CONTENTS Preface by Colonel Howard N. Kenyon 7 Presidential Citation of Ninth Marines 10 General A. A. Vandegrift 13 Major General Allen Hal Turnage 17 Major General Graves B. Erskine 21 Brigadier General William Edward Riley 25 Chapter 1 Organization and Initial Training 29 Chapter 2 The Battle for Bougainville 41 Chapter 3 The Battle for...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- Marine Corps. 9th Regiment,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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Handbook On German Army Identification 1943-04-03 "THIS HANDBOOK was prepared at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland, and is designed to provide a ready reference manual for intelligence personnel in combat operations. The need for such a manual was so pressing that some errors and omissions are anticipated in the current edition. Any suggestions as to additions, or errors noted, should be reported directly to the Commandant, Military Intelligence Training...
Topics: World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4658. National Archives description: "1) MS Muzzles 14" guns fire, bombardment of Guam.2) HS-CU 5" guns bombard Is.-SV.3) HS OS2U catapulted from BB. 14" guns, FG.4) MS Shells burst on shore-SV.5) LS Town of Agana under bombardment.6) MS-GV 5" guns bombard Is., men handle ammunition.7) LS Huge explosion on shore.8) GV 14" guns bombard Is., searchlight & 20MM gun platform FG."  National Archives Identifier: 77179 As always,...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS New Mexico (BB-40), World War,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4659. National Archives  description:  "1) GV Cruiser underway (scenic shot).2) GV Dive bombers & SB2C bomb beach.3) LS USS PENNSYLVANIA bombards Is.4) GV Smoke columns rise from Is.5) GV 40MM tracers strafe floating oil drums.6) MS Shells explode on Arati Pt." National Archives Identifier: 77180 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Iwo Jima, Battle Of, Japan, 1945,...
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Naval Photographic Center film #4749. National Archives  description:  "1) GV Large smoke columns rise from Is. 2) GV Plane dive bombs Is., bombs burst. 3) GV MS DD bombards Is., Is. BG. 4) GV LCIs (LCS) underway, firing-SV. 5) GV Many incendiaries burn on beach.6) LS Plane dives, passes over target. 7) MS AGC APPALACHIAN. 8) HS LCI (LCS) alongside, takes on 40MM ammo. from BB, rocket launchers BG-SV."  National Archives Identifier: 77211   As always, any error or typo is mine...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS Appalachian (AGC-1), World War,...
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"This major update of the original 1955 study offers a well organized chronology of the operational aspects of the U.S. Navy's war in every theater." Table of Contents • Introduction 2 • Chapter I: Events of the Year 1939 6 • Chapter II: Events of the Year 1940 32 • Chapter III: Events of the Year 1941 74 • Chapter IV: Events of the Year 1942 138 • Chapter V: Events of the Year 1943 294 • Chapter VI: Events of the Year 1944 425 • Chapter VII: Events of the Year 1945...
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 9 The German Squad In Combat, December 25, 1943 "This text is the translation of the greater part of a German handbook designed to aid in squad training. The material illustrates, with a wealth of concrete examples the basic tactics of the German rifle squad. These tactics differ somewhat from those of the U. S. squad, mainly in that the enemy unit is built for tactical purposes around the employment of the...
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TM 30-250 Military Dictionary Part I. English--Spanish, Part II. Spanish--English 1941 Digitized by Google.
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS Patients: Hideko and Takao Irie, Mother and Child. Establishing shot 3/4 view showing mother with child strapped in position at time of blast. The mother's face and entire body was burned while only the child's legs, which were protruding, were burned. The mother's body protected the rest of the child, including it's face and body. MC Same as above, closer shot of face of mother and child. MS Showing child behind face of mother and straps in their position...
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Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations. AKA Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations, administrative and logistical commands, armies, corps, and divisions. "This volume is concerned with the organization and disposition of United States Army ground forces that opposed the Japanese during World War II. The area covered includes Alaska, the islands of the central and...
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FM 17-12 Armored Force Field Manual, Tank Gunnery 1943-04-22 "This manual provides the unit commander and the gunnery officer with a step-by-step outline of tank gunnery training and the necessary explanation and references. The discussion of training methods is limited to tank guns. Necessary information pertaining to assault guns, antitank guns, and mortars is found in the references in appendix II. The plan of training can be adapted to those weapons. This field manual addresses crew...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945   [you are here] The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944 The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific - Matterhorn...
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TM 5-1168 Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual, Crane, Crawler-Mounted, Model 304 . 1943-12-08 INDEX OPERATION SECTION Accessory Manufacturers 11 Adjustments, Operating Crawler Belt 93 Crowd Chain 102 Drive Chain 93 Dipper Angle 101 Dipper Sheave Block Bushings 101 Dipper Latch Bar 102 Dipper Trip Clutch 103 Dipper Trip Cable 103 Drum Brakes 89 Engine Clutch 87 Friction Clutch 88 Pull Shovel 107 Saddle Block Gibs 101 Swing Brake 90 Swing & Traction Bevel Gear 91 Traction Brake 90 Vertical...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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TM E 30-420 Handbook on the Italian Military Forces 1943-08-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 1-5 1 CHAPTER 1. Introduction: Section I. Distinctive Branches, or Specialties 6-11 5 II. Semimilitary Forces 12-19 7 CHAPTER 2. Recruitment and Mobilization: Section I. System of Conscription and Mobilization 20-27 18 II. Professional Cadre and Officers 28-30 28 III. Training, Efficiency, and Morale 31-35 30 IV. Pay and Emoluments 30-38 37 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Command and Staff 39-44 39...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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by U.S. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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"This manual is the text for your training as a B-25 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook....
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-879 Motorcycle, Solo (Harley Davidson Model WLA) 1943-10-18 "In addition to a description of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel. The manual is divided into two parts, Part One, section I through section VI, gives vehicle operating instructions. Part Two, section VII through section XXV, gives vehicle maintenance instructions to using arm personnel charged with the responsibility of...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944   [you are here]  The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific -...
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by United States. Office of Strategic Services
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January 17, 1944. "This information is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 12 German Military Abbreviations, April 12, 1943 "Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization, on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbreviations may possibly be used. These abbreviations are often used in connection with...
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by Wood, Sterling A., 1895-
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Contents Foreword by Regimental Commander - 11 Chapter 1: PREPARATION 15 GENERAL ORDERS No. 1— THE ORIGINAL 313th STAFF— EVENTS PRIOR TO ACTIVATION— EARLY DIFFICULTIES— FORMATION OF OFFICERS' CLUB Chapter 2: CAMP PICKETT 20 ACTIVATION DAY— ARRIVAL OF FIRST RECRUITS— LIFE AT CAMP PICKETT —THE TRAINING PROGRAM— DEDICATION OF CAMP PICKETT— MOVEMENT ORDERS Chapter 3: CAMP BLANDING 27 THE TRIP TO BLANDING— STORY OF THE QUARTERING PARTY— EARLY DAYS AT BLANDING — TRAINING AT...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944 The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific - Matterhorn To Nagasaki June...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-1901 Artillery Ammunition 1944-06-29 "The purpose of this Technical Manual is to impart information of a general and technical nature concerning artillery ammunition, including trench-mortar ammunition,, and components thereof, such as may be necessary for their intelligent care, handling, and use. This is a companion volume to TM 9-1900, Ammunition, general ."
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by United States. War Dept
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DA PAM 21-30 Our Red Army Ally 1945-04-23. "TO THE AMERICAN SOLDIER — The purpose of the first part of this booklet is to introduce you to the Red Army soldier — the everyday "G.I." of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. You have heard and read a lot about him, now you are seeing and meeting him personally. He is your friend. He is your ally. He has fought hard in this war, just as you have, to bring about a United Nations victory. The meeting of troops of the United...
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Topics: DA pam, Soviet Union. -- Armed Forces, Department of the Army Pamphlet, World War, 1939-1945, World...
FM 21-6 War Department Field Manual, List Of Publications For Training: Field Manuals, Firing Tables, Lubrication Orders, Mobilization Training Programs, Technical Bulletins, Technical Manuals, Training Circulars 1945-01-20 Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by MacDonald, Charles B., 1922-; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 7-9-1 The Last Offensive by Charles B. MacDonald. First published 1973. "Focusing on the role of Five American armies and their tactical air support, with some account of the role of Allied forces, this book brings to an end the war in Europe." GPO number: 008-029-00297-3 Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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by United States. Army. Infantry Division, 77th
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To Those Who Did Not Return They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, To the going down of sun and in the morning We shall remember them. Lawrence Bryan Digitized by Google CONTENTS FOREWORD by General Bruce ix THOSE WHO HANDED US THE TORCH 1 PART I. BUILDING A COMBAT DIVISION 7 Chapter 1. Activation and Training 9 Chapter 2. Louisiana Maneuvers 26 Chapter 3. The Sands of Hyder 29 Chapter 4. From West Virginia to Chesapeake Bay ... 36...
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by United States. Army. Division, 78th
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Lightning, The History Of The 78th Infantry Division CONTENTS FOREWORD vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix CHAPTER 1: PREPARATION FOR COMBAT 1 The Lightning Division in World War I — Reactivation At Camp Butner — Training Replacements — Carolina and Tennessee Maneuvers — Camp Pickett — Overseas — Bournemouth — France — Belgium — Up to The line! CHAPTER 2: ATTACK 23 The Jumpoff — Through The Minefields — Rollesbroich — Simmerath — Witzerath — Bickerath — Patrols In The Hurtgen...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-1981; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division; United States. USAF Historical Division. Army Air Forces in World War II
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942    [you are here] The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944 The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific -...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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by United States. Army. Signal Corps; United States. War Dept
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TM 11-410 The Homing Pigeon, 1945-01-01 CONTENTS Paragraph Page SECTION I. GENERAL Purpose 1 1 Methods 2 1 Origin and history 3 1 Nature 4 1 Utility 5 2 II. DESCRIPTION General appearance 6 3 Weight 7 3 Plumage 8 3 Head 9 3 Neck 10 3 Body 11 3 Respiratory channels 12 S Digestive organs 13 6 Bloom or milt 14 6 Molt 15 8 Varieties of feathers 16 9 III. CARE Loft 17 11 Preparation of loft to receive pigeons 18 11 Receipt of pigeons at loft 19 11 Watering 20 14 Feeding 21 15 Pigeon feed 22 16...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 18-22 War Department Field Manual, Tank Destroyer, Reconnaissance Platoon 1944-11-27 "This manual covers the tactical employment of the tank destroyer reconnaissance platoon and includes descriptions of certain techniques not covered in other manuals. It applies to the reconnaissance platoons of both the towed and self-propelled battalions. All reference to the duties and control responsibilities of the reconnaissance company commander of the self-propelled battalion applies equally...
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by United States. War Dept. General Staff; Great Britain. War Office. General Staff; United States. Military Intelligence Service
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Introduction xiiI PART 1. ARMY A. BASIC SYMBOLS AND COMPOSITION OF TACTICAL SYMBOLS Section I. Basic Symbols for Headquarters 2 II. Basic Symbols for Branches of Service (Arms and Services) 4 III. Basic Symbols for Weapons and Equipment 7 IV. Basic Symbols Denoting Methods of Transport 10 1. Fully Motorized 10 2. Partly Motorized 10 3. Towed (Tractor-drawn) 11 4. Self-propelled 11 5. Half-track (Semi-tracked) 11 6. Ski 11 7. Sled (Sledge) 12 8. Sled (Sledge) Trailer 12 9. Railway 12 V....
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by United States. War Department
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FM 21-75 Scouting, Patrolling and Sniping 1944-02-06 "1. IMPORTANCE. Commanders must have accurate, detailed, and timely information about the enemy, the terrain, and neighboring troops for successful combat. Well-trained scouts and capably led patrols are among the agencies which furnish them such information. 2. THE SCOUT. A scout is a soldier employed in reconnoitering under conditions which require exceptional ability in the use of arms, ground and cover, in movement, in observing, and...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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PAM 672-1 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register 1961-07-06 "This pamphlet is published to assist commanders and personnel officers in determining or establishing the eligibility of individual members for campaign participation credit, assault landing credit, unit distinguished Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Core citation emblems, and occupation duty credit for World War II and for the Korean War." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
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by Howard, Clive; Whitley, Joe, joint author; United States. Army Air Forces. Personnel Narratives Division
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Contents I A Quiet Sunday Morning 3 II Red Suns on Their Wings 10 III "I Never Was So Scared" 17 IV Monday in Paradise V Defend! Defend! 42 VI A Mission for Morale 49 VII The Atoll Circuit 58 VIII The Battle of Midway 70 IX The Lodestar 91 X "You Never Had It So Good" 99 XI "They Threw the Book at Us" 107 XII "He Who Fights and Runs Away" 131 XIII Operation GALVANIC 145 XIV "Spits of Sand in the Sun" 153 XV The Marshalls Are Ours 100 XVI I'll...
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