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  The Army's Food Program
Army purchases of food in 1944 were nearly 80 per cent greater than in 1943.
The Army is temporarily responsible for supplementing civilian food resources to the extent necessary to prevent disease and disorder behind the battlefront.
Altogether the requirements for the Army food program in 1945, as revised February 1st, total 12 per cent of the nation's allocable food supply-that is, 12 per cent of the supply available for distribution.
www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil /WWII/army_food.htm   (1368 words)

  
 CHAPTER 5
The Army's satisfaction with the work of Bishop Brent was a key factor in the creation of the office of the Chief of Chaplains shortly after the war.
Eventually, because of the low number of Regular Army chaplains to take the course, (only 125 were on active duty) and because of lack of support from other commanders, the school was deactivated in 1928.
The Army's role in the CCC was to take the enrollees, clothe them, give them physical examinations, condition them and then transport them to the various camps; 1300 camps were built in record time, and within three months, 274,375 men worked in such areas as fire fighting, flood control and disaster relief.
www.usachcs.army.mil /history/brief/chapter_5.htm   (3313 words)

  
 World War II Official Army History Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
The volumes of the United States Army in World War II devoted to the war in the Pacific form a comprehensive account which should be of interest both to soldiers and civilians.
At the tactical level may be found the story of a U.S. Army infantry company advancing along a coastal strand with the support of a U.S. Navy PT boat, while a fighter-bomber of the Royal Australian Air Force orbited overhead, ready to divebomb or strafe targets that the ground and naval units could not destroy.
The Sixth Army landed on Leyte on 20 October 1944 with the support of the fleets of the Pacific Ocean Areas and the Southwest Pacific Area, and these, in the famous Battle of Leyte Gulf on 24 October, blocked the desperate attempt of the Japanese Navy to destroy the expedition.
www.paperlessarchives.com /wwii_army_japan.html   (6569 words)

  
 Military.com Content
An Army at Dawn is a gripping saga of the seldom-discussed great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.
Montgomery was rolling Rommel's German and Italian armies back from the east, and the plan was for the Allied American-British-French Army Groups to squeeze the Axis with an eastward march from Algeria to Tunis.
As the Allies pushed the Nazis backward toward Tunis, the British Army squeezed the Germans from the south and east.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent1?file=NI_Army_0103   (984 words)

  
 British Volunteers in the German Wehrmacht in WWII
Of all foreigners in the ranks of the German Wehrmacht during WWII, British and Commonwealth troops were by far one of the most obscure groups to be found.
A select few British and Commonwealth troops are known to have served independently in various German Waffen-SS units, and an actual legion unit was formed consisting of British volunteers, although its history, as we shall see, was very limited.
In the Summer of 1943, the control of the Legion was under the SS-Hauptamt as a part of amt (or department) D-I which was in control of the Germanischen Leitstelle, or Germanic Central Administration and the Germanic SS within the Waffen-SS.
www.feldgrau.com /gb.html   (1385 words)

  
 Outline of Operation OVERLORD
Since the approval of the Project, vast quantities of British civilian labor have been employed in the construction, and large numbers of Army and Navy personnel engaged in portions of the final assembly of the various units.
Clearance of British supplies from the decks to the British transit area near the port will be a U.S. responsibility with the use of U.S. transport and labor units as long as U.S. facilities suffice.
Com Z expected an increase in port capacity with the anticipated transfer of the British Mulberry at Arromanches and the port of Caen to the U.S. Army by D+210.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/documents/wwii/g4-ol/g4-ol.htm   (5881 words)

  
 75th Division (Training Support) - History
April 1944: The 4th Army Commander recognizes the division with a better than satisfactory rating for their performance in the Louisiana Field Maneuvers.
February 1945: The division deployed to Holland as part of the VIII Corps of the Second British Army.
The division was in 3 countries and assigned to 4 Army Groups in a short 10 week period.
www.armyreserve.army.mil /USARC/DIV-TS/0075DIV-TS/History.htm   (1098 words)

  
 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - US Army in World War II
The tube of this gun was of British design, while the carriage was that of the 155mm howitzer (carriage commonality between companion guns and howitzers was one of the hallmarks of U.S. artillery designs).
A group was usually assigned from two to six battalions, although one or more of the battalions might be attached for direct support of an individual division.
Usually, the groups were assigned howitzer and gun battalions of companion caliber, that is, 155mm howitzers were grouped with 4.5" guns, 8" howitzers with 155mm guns, and 8" guns with 240mm howitzers.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/usarmy/artillery.aspx   (2508 words)

  
 Army Communicator
Regardless of terrain, communications were critical for coordinating the activities of the mobile armies that pursued the Axis enemy across a continent in World War II.
Cooperation between the groups eventually swayed British opinion of American radar communications equipment, and it was judged excellent.
Army communicators' labors included installing and maintaining combined military telephone and teletypewriter networks of 2,209 open-wire route miles; 1,750 cable route miles; 78,499 telephone circuits; 43,013 teletype circuit miles; 10,654 telephone-switchboard lines; exclusive tactical-headquarters boards and boards of less than 50 lines; 9,393 telephones; and 144 teletype-network switchboard positions serving 849 individual teletype machines.
www.gordon.army.mil /AC/WWII/EUROPE.asp   (1319 words)

  
 re-enactors
The 209 WWII re-enactors from around the country converged at the installation for the event.
Nathan Johnson of Eureka, Mo., who was portraying a British paratrooper from the 22nd Independent Parachute Company, was one of the participants who began at 3:30 a.m.
David Wetuski and Claude Gillam of the Directorate of Training and Mobilization said the re-enactment members conduct themselves in a very professional manner whether they're in the barracks, in the field or are coordinating their needs with the installation.
www.mccoy.army.mil /vtriad_online/10272000/re-enactors.htm   (580 words)

  
 WWII History and Reenacting
By the autumn of 1943 the division was training in Croatia, and in January 1944 was judged to be ready for combat.
It was attached to Army Group North on the Eastern Front in an unsucessfull attempt to prevent the Red Army from breaking the siege of Leningrad.
As the Red Army's advance continued, Nordland slowly withdrew into the Courland Pocket, fighting doggedly all the way, from where it was evacuated to Germany in early 1945.
groups.msn.com /WWIIHistoryandReenacting/11thssnordland.msnw   (489 words)

  
 The Patton Society Research Library The Third Army in WWII
It was during Hodges period of command that the Third Army trained the first three Negro divisions in the United States Army; the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions and the 2nd Cavalry Division.
Third Army's final campaign across the Danube River, into Czechoslovakia and Austria, was halted with the official end of the war in Europe at 0001 hours (one minute after midnight) on May 9th, 1945.
Military personnel in the Third Army were paid a total of $240,539,569 from the 1st of August, 1944 until the 30th of April, 1945.
www.pattonhq.com /textfiles/thirdhst.html   (8543 words)

  
 Groups 2
Roth was born in Brighton, England in 1858 and educated in London at University College School.
Brownell was awarded the Military Medal in July 1916 for gallantry at Pozieres, and the Military Cross in January 1918 for his success as a fighter pilot with 45 Squadron in Italy.
He was appointed Commander of the British Empire in January 1945 and retired from the RAAF in 1947.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/groups2.htm   (1018 words)

  
 breakdown of the army air force
An Air Force is equal to an Army Corps (ground unit), which is supposed to be commanded by a Lieutenant General.
In the units you mention concerning your grandfather, the 404th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) was assigned to the 28th Bombardment Group (Composite), which was assigned to the Eleventh Air Force, which was assigned to United States Army, Alaska.
There was never a wing or division in the chain of command in Alaska for these units, although between March 1943 and March 1944, XI Bomber Command was between the Group and the Air Force.
www.armyairforces.com /forum/m_86122/tm.htm   (3052 words)

  
 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Winter 1998
Then with the whole army mustered he stands before them and says that even though they came ashore with a better than ten to one advantage over the Trojans, Zeus has decreed their failure after nine full years of struggle and sacrifice.
The author observes, "Army long-range planners are more likely to achieve goals if they give special attention to what futurists are forecasting, and build into the planning process a flexibility to accommodate options." The piece also describes a notional future force which is interesting to look at in retrospect.
The Army After Next is currently predicated on fighting conventionally and symmetrically; with its assumed superior weaponry and technologies, it would be virtually invulnerable.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usawc/Parameters/98winter/winessay.htm   (11292 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Britain's WWII secret army uncovered
Known as the Auxiliary Units, their aim was to wreak havoc behind enemy lines as the German invasion progressed.
It has only been through the work of the Museum of British Resistance Organisation in Parham, Suffolk, and through the memories of surviving former members that their work during World War II has come to light.
The Auxilier Special Patrols consisted of small groups of men whose job was to stay behind enemy lines if the Germans invaded the UK.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/2833133.stm   (662 words)

  
 Second World War, 1939-1945
British Army in the Second World War by David A. Ryan.
British Army Overseas & the Colonies, Sept. 1939 by David A. Ryan.
British Army TOEs 1940 and 1944 by Mr.
www.regiments.org /wars/20ww2/ww2index.htm   (980 words)

  
 Welcome To Replicaters.com
Re-enactors and groups within the re-enacting community are welcome to have their samples sent for replication.
It is the Canadian version of the British M1902 uniform and has 7 buttons, standing collar (closed in front-secured by hooks and eyes), detachable shoulder straps and pointed cuffs.
We also manufacture Canadian Army Highland regiments kilts and other equipment like sporrans, sashes, banners, flags, hose, doublets, belts, insignia, badges, buckles etc. For Kilts you will need to send us the fabric but all other articles are manufactured inhouse.
www.replicaters.com /ww1uniforms.html   (2377 words)

  
 World War II Links
This is a work in progress (for some time) but there is already enough there to have a look.
This is a very good place to find primary source material on WWII available on the net.
Only some of the papers concern WWII and it takes a bit of effort to find them but they are definitely worth finding.
www.suite101.com /links.cfm/world_war_2   (1498 words)

  
 The Alaska Star: Book review: 'An Army at Dawn' 01/30/03
"An Army at Dawn," by Rick Atkinson, is a gripping saga of the seldom-discussed great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.
French Naval commanders ignored a plea to strike their Axis/Vichy colors, and the French North African Fleet had to be destroyed.
Robert Kuchem is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
www.alaskastar.com /stories/013003/mil_20030130024.shtml   (1042 words)

  
 Verlinden Productions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Early figures are scaled at 54mm (even though the box might say 1/35 as well) and tower six and a half feet or more while representing an era where the average male height was 5'7".
To this day many weapons for the WWII figures are clearly knock-offs of old Airfix 1/32 plastic weapons (for example, the ejection pin marks are clearly seen on the M1 Garand).
And Verlinden was among the first to "clone" earlier figure releases into new sets with slightly modified poses, which is frustrating for those of us who want more original figures and dislike paying full price for figures that are based on ones we've already purchased.
www.usarmymodels.com /MANUFACTURERS/VerlindenProductions/verlinden.html   (797 words)

  
 Black Americans ethnic group
When the Continental Army was formed the official policy was rejection of Blacks.
In 1820, the Army issued the following order “No Blacks or Mulatto will be received as recruit in the Army.” This blocked all minorities, especially Black, from joining the Army.
The Urban League directed their efforts toward helping Blacks and other economically and socially disadvantaged groups to share equality in every aspect of American life.
www.gordon.army.mil /eoo/black.htm   (3721 words)

  
 WWII Medals and Pins...help...
While the EAME and WWII Victory Medals were more of a general award for the group participation, but nonetheless important still.
The American Defense Service Medal suggests he was in the military early or before America entered WWII, where the campaign and other medals show a later involvement.
The reason I ask is that my grandfather was in an infantry unit from 1938 to 1941 and then the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1944.
www.armyairforces.com /forum/fb.asp?m=72372   (3211 words)

  
 The National World War II Museum, New Orleans
Refers to military personnel that died in accidents or of diseases or other accidents while serving in WWII.
Refers to anyone that is taken out by the enemy and includes wounded and prisoners.
The only racial groups to have separate stats kept were Blacks and Asians.
www.ddaymuseum.org /education/education_numbers.html   (481 words)

  
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 ITALIANFRONT.COM Multi-Period authentic Reproduction Uniforms for the reenactor, military reproductions for ...
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 Jupiter Content Manager
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2002 - Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b.
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 Italian Front Group WWII army repro insignia p.2 - - Italian Front Group WWII reproduction trousers & breeches, WW2 ...
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 Miami Valley Military History Museum: World War II European Theater Links
An Examination of the Soviet Refusal to Repatriate Liberated American WWII Prisoners of War
Heavy and Very Heavy Bombardment Groups of the Army Air Forces
WWII Prisoners of War at Stalag Luft I
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 Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
General lists of armies: by number, by name
List of Regiments of the British Indian Army (1903)
List of Regiments of the British Indian Army (1922)
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