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  U.S. Fifth Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The U.S. Fifth Army was one of the principal formations of the US Army in the Mediterranean during World War II.
Fifth Army was relieved of responsibility for Cassino and the final phases of that battle saw Indian, New Zealand and finally Polish troops thrown against the fortress.
Fifth Army also lost X Corps at this time, since it was felt that having exclusively American-organised units under Fifth Army and British-organised units under Eighth Army would ease logistics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_Fifth_Army   (1185 words)

  
 Allied invasion of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It would consist of the US Fifth Army under General Mark W. Clark, comprising the U.S. Sixth Corps, the British 10th Corps and the US 82nd Airborne Division, a total of about nine divisions.
It united its front with the Fifth Army on 16 September, and captured the airfields near Foggia, on the east coast, on 27 September.
The Fifth Army captured Naples on 1 October, and reached the line of the Volturno River on October 6th.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Allied_invasion_of_Italy   (1259 words)

  
 Winter Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The plan called for the US Fifth Army to smash though the line at Monte Cassino and into the Liri Valley.
The armies involved are the US Fifth Army, commanded by General Mark W. Clark, consisting of both US and British units, and the British Eighth Army now commanded by General Oliver Leese as General Bernard Montgomery had also been recalled to Britain to prepare for Normandy.
Throughout January the U.S. 34th Division of the Fifth Army attempted to estabish a bridgehead over the Rapido river in the region of Monte Cassino.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/w/wi/winter_line.html   (711 words)

  
 Fifth US Army
Fifth Army has the additional missions of preparing to mobilize and deploy Reserve Component units, planning for the security and key assets protection of the central, western, and southwestern United States, and, on order, providing assistance to civilian authorities during peacetime crises.
Fifth Army was activated at Oujda, French Morocco on 05 January 1943, under the command of Lt. Gen.
Fifth Army not only became the first American army to initiate combat on the European mainland in World War II but also the first to win a battle on the continent and the first to liberate a European capitol.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/5army.htm   (1690 words)

  
 Winter Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The plan called for the US Fifth Army to smash through the line at Monte Cassino and into the Liri Valley.
The armies involved were the US Fifth Army, commanded by General Mark W. Clark, consisting of both US and British units, and the British Eighth Army now commanded by General as General Bernard Montgomery had also been recalled to Britain to prepare for Normandy.
Throughout January the U.S. 34th Division of the Fifth Army attempted to establish a bridgehead over the Rapido river in the region of Monte Cassino.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gustav_Line   (773 words)

  
 Devil's Brigade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The volunteers for the 1600 man force consisted primarily of enlisted men recruited by advertising at Army posts, stating that preference was to be given to men previously employed as lumberjacks, forest rangers, hunters, game wardens, and the like.
This operation had to be abandoned but in October of 1943 the commander of the US Fifth Army, Lt.
During Operation Shingle at Anzio, Italy, 1944, the Special Force were brought ashore on February 1st, after the decimation of the U.S. Rangers, to hold and raid from the right-hand flank of the beachhead marked by the Mussolini Canal/Pontine Marshes, which they did quite effectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Devil%27s_Brigade   (1086 words)

  
 USAAF Chronology, Mediterranean : 1945
ARMY AIR FORCE, MTO: "A" and "D" Flights of the 121st Liaison Squadron, AAF, MTO, operating from Vittel, France with L-4s and L-5s, return to base at Florence, Italy.
B-24 units moving from Italy to the US: HQ 98th and 343d, 344th, 345th and 415th Bombardment Squadrons from Lecce; HQ 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and 512th, 513th, 514th and 515th Bombardment Squadrons (Medium) from San Pancrazio.
The 121st Liaison Squadron, Twelfth AF (attached to Fifth Army), moves from Florence to Verona, Italy with L-4s and L-5s.
www.milhist.net /usaaf/mto45.html   (8399 words)

  
 Army Air Forces in World War II
The US Fifth Army reaches the S bank of the Volturno River; Capua falls to British units.
In Italy, the NATBF and RAF DAF concentrate on gun positions on both the US Fifth and British Eighth Army battlefronts; vehicles, railroads, and town areas also are hit; the attacks take place NE of Capua, at Guglionesi, at Cassino and Mondragone, between Rome and Terracina, and around the Termoli- Isernia-Pescara areas.
(Fifth Air Force):On New Britain Island in the Bismarck Archipelago, at least 45 bombers are destroyed on the ground at Vunakanau, Rapopo, and Tobera airstrips during attacks by 50+ B-25's; the B-25's and 50+ escorting P-38's claim 40+ Japanese airplanes shot down.
www.usaaf.net /chron/43/oct43.htm   (9327 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:Prostitutes Steal Secret Software from US Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The US Army HQ estimated the loss to be 120,000 dollars, about 100,000 of the sum is the cost of the secret software.
It is the theft of the software that actually worries army officers very much, as the computer contained secret information concerning the US Army.
The unlucky programmers serve in the US Army Fifth Corps and are stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany.
english.pravda.ru /fun/2002/10/22/38519_.html   (180 words)

  
 United States Army and the United States Armed Forces and American Military History and the Arkansas Encyclopedia ...
Historically, the Army was formed before the Republic, in 1775, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War.
The civilian executive is the Secretary of the Army, formerly the Secretary of War, at the founding of the Republic.
The professional head of the United States Army is the Army Chief of Staff.
kajeroj.freeservers.com /army.html   (1441 words)

  
 The Normandy Campaign: Operation Cobra
U.S. First Army General Omar Bradley was faced with a war of attrition that had no foreseeable outcome.
Two days after a German Panzer attack on the First Army, Bradley decided to use a plan originally proposed by Third Army General George Patton that was to be known as Operation Cobra (Green 39).
Operation Cobra was the code name given to the attack launched as part of the Normandy Invasion, an attempt by the allies to overtake German troops in France.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /normandy/cobra_falaise/cobra.htm   (1586 words)

  
 FIFTH ARMY AT THE WINTER LINE
Fifth Army at the Winter Line (15 November 1943-15 January 1944) is one of a series of fourteen studies of World War II operations originally published by the War Department's Historical Division and now returned to print as part of the Army's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of that momentous clash of arms.
Fifth Army at the Winter Line is a sequel to From the Volturno to the Winter Line.
They were aided by other Allied units under Fifth Army: British 10 Corps on the left flank, and the French Expeditionary Corps, for the last two weeks of the period, on the right flank.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/winterline/winter-fm.htm   (668 words)

  
 Army Corps
The Division's final objective, a junction with 5th Army troops near the Brenner pass, was accomplished in the morning of May 4 when an advance party of the 103rd met a patrol of the 88th Infantry Division (5th US Army) near Colle Isarco in South Tyrol (south of the Brenner Pass).
(Third Army had been instructed by 12th Army Group to assume responsibility for the areas in Austria occupied by US forces until the 15th Army Group was ready to assume its occupational role in the US Zone in Austria.) XV Corps was ordered to occupy, organize and govern the Austrian province (Gau) of Salzburg.
Under the guidance of German staff officers from the First German Army, which had been in the area at the time of the surrender, the German soldiers held in the PW enclosures were organized into companies, German officers were placed in charge and convoys were organized with the Germans using their own vehicles.
www.usfava.com /USFA_ArmyCorps.htm   (4593 words)

  
 us army - Search.com Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
US Army Corps of Engineers - Masters Degree Program in Water Resources Planning - Description of a special program offered at Johns Hopkins, Southern Illinois, University of Arizona, Washington State, Harvard University and the University of Florida.
US Army Armor School Research Library - Library holdings, information, and links of interest to military users and enthusiasts, including bibliographies of resources for specific battles, access to digital libraries and magazines, and veteran's groups.
US Army Europe Library Program - Supports a command reference center (ULRC), 22 main libraries and 15 branch libraries, which share an online catalog, research databases, and services for military families living in Europe.
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 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Winter 1992
A survey of 163 new Army brigadier generals revealed that their IQ was in the 92nd percentile of the population.
U.S. News and World Report noted that "a third of the officers leaving the Army are qualified to teach high school math, and 10 to 20 percent can teach physics." David Gergen, "Heroes For Hire," U.S. News and World Report, 27 January 1992, p.
US troops assigned to African countries in the early 1990s were tasked to "help improve local health-care and economic conditions." See Sia, p.
www.carlisle.army.mil /usawc/Parameters/1992/dunlap.htm   (9836 words)

  
 Fifth U. S. Army Patch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Fifth U. Army patch, or shoulder sleeve insignia, was originally approved on April 7, 1943.
The outlined figure of the mosque is symbolic of the country in which this Army was originally activated.
The letter “A” indicates “Army” and conforms, in general, to designs used by the First and Third United States Armies.
www.5tharmy.army.mil /FifthArmy/about/Patch.htm   (102 words)

  
 USAAF Chronology, Mediterranean : 1944, Part 1
In Italy, P-40s and A-36s support an unsuccessful attempt of the US Fifth Army's 1st Infantry Division to stem an attack in the Carroceto area; P-47s fail to locate their target (Sora) and drop bombs on targets of opportunity.
In Italy, nearly 300 B-17s and B-24s, escorted by 150+ P-38s and P-47s, support the US Fifth Army's Anzio beachhead, bombing the Cisterna di Roma-La Villa area, Velletri, and troop concentrations, guns and other military targets in the battle area at several points, including the Stazione di Campoleone and Carroceto areas.
Arrivals in Italy from the US: 773d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 463d Bombardment Group (Heavy), at Celone Airfield, Italy with B-17s (first mission is 30 Mar); 780th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy), at Pantanella Airfield with B-24s (first mission is 5 May).
www.milhist.net /usaaf/mto44a.html   (9125 words)

  
 WWII Axis Military History Day-by-Day: January
January 3, 1944: The US Fifth Army (Clark) begins an offensive against the German forces in Italy (Kesselring) entrenched in the Gustav Line along the Rapido river, with its center at Cassino.
January 21, 1941: The US informs the Soviet Union that the "moral embargo" imposed on it after its 1939 attack on Finland no longer applies.
The US Fifth Army (Clark) achieves a landing at Anzio and Nettuno south of Rome.
www.feldgrau.com /january.html   (1402 words)

  
 Welcome to Fifth U.S. Army
The Fifth Army members were in Louisiana to set up communications for the Joint Operations Center Katrina-New Orleans, an element of First U.S. Army’s efforts to provide relief in the aftermath of the hurricane.
The U.S. Army kicked off the All-American Bowl selection tour Sept. 14 by announcing the first participant, A.J. Wallace, a student-athlete at Maurice J. McDonough High School near LaPlata, Md.
Richard A. Cody, Army vice chief of staff, presented the high-school football player with the game jersey and his official invitation to play in the sixth annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Pentagon ceremony.
www.5tharmy.army.mil   (524 words)

  
 August 1999
In one current US army training pamphlet, anyone carrying out operations in DU-contaminated areas is advised to wear respiratory protection, cover their skin and hair and wash their hands thoroughly afterwards.
It is currently estimated that US personnel in the main theatre of operations in the Gulf War inhaled an average of 45 milligrams of DU.
Both the US and UK defence ministries have repeatedly suggested that there is no evidence to suggest a link between DU and the observed health effects in their veteran populations.
hlp.home.igc.org /docs/uranium.htm   (4190 words)

  
 WWII CODES
US Fifth Army attack on Salerno, Italy (Sep 9, 1943)
US attack on the Admiralty Islands (Feb 19, 1944)
US attack on Guadalcanal and Tulagi (Aug 7, 1942)
www.angelfire.com /mi2/angela764/military/ww2_codenames.html   (325 words)

  
 The World War II Leaders
Five-Star General — US Army — planned D-Day invasion of German-occupied Europe on June 6, 1944, then oversaw Allied advances and the defeat of Germany 11 months later.
General — US Air Force — First Chief of Staff - last devastating action of the war was carried out under his command with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshimo and Nagasaki.
Five-Star General — US Army — "Hap" Arnold - superb "air strategist" - planned and advocated that the air forces should have parity with the Army and Navy in the US military establishment..
www.mackdent.com /wwdiagram.html   (1641 words)

  
 RMA: Gneral Background, Definitions & Concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Army 21: A Concept for the Future: Umbrella Concept.
Fort Monroe: Headquarters, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, December 1988.
Army 21 as the U.S. Army's Future Warfighting Concept: A Critical Review of Approach and Assumptions.
jciss.llnl.gov /dac.html   (680 words)

  
 World War II Books & Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Photography from US and Japanese archives and personal collections depicts military personnel on both sides, the fleet docked at Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombsight and reconnaissance views, dramatic images shot during the attack, and imagery of the aftermath.
One of the most effective forms of WWII US propaganda was the morale-boosting dog or "buddy" photo, cute canine mascots juxtaposed with the wizened visages of soldiers and sailors living amidst the cold and relentless motions of war.
Iwo Jima was of major strategic importance to the US Army Air Corps, but also to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island and to whom surrender was not an option.
www.wwiibooks.com /new_books_ae.html   (10628 words)

  
 SLDN: Don't Ask, Don't Tell / Lesbian & Gay Military Resources
WASHINGTON- MAJOR GENERAL Robert T. Clark is one lucky Army commander on his way to getting his third star and becoming Lieutenant General Clark, head of the entire US Fifth Army, with but one rung left on his career ladder.
So deferential is the Senate Armed Services Committee to Clark that it is planning to close its rubber-stamp confirmation hearing on his nomination this week, an odd gesture for what is normally a perfunctory love-in with an experienced and well-qualified officer on his way up.
As a legal and research resource, the network in effect does what the Pentagon should be doing and has a broader knowledge of actual conditions in the military than the military itself.
www.sldn.org /templates/press/record.html?record=610   (858 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Prostitutes Steal Secret Software from US Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The computer disappeared when three programmers of the US Army invited More details...
As November draws near (and it is supposed that the military operation in Iraq will star in November), it is becoming more and more interesting to watch what the key players, the USA and Iraq, are doing.
The USA also withdrew its suggestion that representatives of all five permanent members of the US Security Council should be included in the group of international inspectors More details...
english.pravda.ru /main/2002/10/22/38519.html   (2471 words)

  
 COMBAT CHRONOLOGY OF THE US ARMY AIR FORCES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sylhet from the US with C-46s; during Dec 44, the detachment of the 1st
US VII Corps elements at Inden and the Hurtgen Forest and the 8th Infantry
England from the US with L-1s and L-4s.
www.altus.af.mil /history/combat/combatdec44.htm   (18617 words)

  
 2WF AF Default Home
Provide staff and operational weather support to Commanding Generals of the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), US Army Reserve Command (USARC) and the Army Component of Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM).
We are also responsible for weather support to the First Continental US Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia and the Fifth Continental US Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
The Department of Defense and the U.S. Army do not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.
www.forscom.army.mil /weathr   (145 words)

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