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Field fortifications

Description: "This manual describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements, and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground."
Date: February 14, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watermanship

Description: "The purpose of this manual is three-fold: a. To give you those basic principles of watermanship that will enable you to meet with confidence any emergency that may arise. b. To teach you certain fundamental practices used during small landing-craft operations. c. To show you how to swim small lakes or rivers under combat conditions."
Date: April 25, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army ground forces light aviation.

Description: "This manual is a guide for the military personnel of Army Ground Forces units who are concerned with organic light aviation. It describes the training, tactical employment, administration, maintenance, and supply of Army Ground Forces light aviation" (p. 1). The index begins on page 171.
Date: September 1947
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced map and aerial photograph reading.

Description: "The purpose of this manual is to provide a text on advanced map and aerial photograph reading for military personnel who throughly understand the basic material in FM 21-25." (Page 1.)
Date: December 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tactical employment : tank destroyer unit.

Description: "This manual is a guide to the tactical employment of tank destroyer units both self-propelled and towed." (Page 1.)
Date: July 18, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transportation of the sick and wounded.

Description: This guide is "published for the information and guidance of all concerned" (p. ii) about the proper protocol of transporting sick and wounded war victims. According to the Foreward, "It includes a description of the common methods and means of transporting patients on land, sea, and in the air, and is appropriately illustrated" (p. iii); the descriptions include manual, motor ambulance, rail, water, and air transportation.
Date: February 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Armored infantry battalion.

Description: Describes "the tactical employment of the armored infantry battalion, both as part of a larger force, and when acting independently."
Date: November 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Armored infantry company.

Description: Describes the organization, tactics, and techniques of the armored infantry rifle company.
Date: November 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical decontamination company.

Description: Describes the organization, training, and operations of the Chemical Decontamination Company.
Date: September 1, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Service of the piece, 8-inch gun M1 and 240-MM howitzer M1.

Description: "This manual prescribes the duties to be performed in the service of the piece [8-inch gun M1 and 240-mm howitzer M1] by the personnel normally assigned to one howitzer of gun section of the firing battery and by other firing battery personnel." Covers both the 8-inch gun M1 and the 240-mm howitzer M1. Prescribes duties to be performed in the service of both pieces of artillery.
Date: February 1946
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Service of the piece, 155-MM gun M2, truck-drawn and tractor-drawn.

Description: "This manual prescribes the duties to be performed in the service of the piece [155-mm gun M2] by the personnel normally assigned to one gun section of a firing battery."
Date: January 1946
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank destroyer, towed gun platoon.

Description: Describes the organization, tactics, and techniques of the towed tank destroyer platoon.
Date: April 1, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cavalry drill regulations, horse.

Description: Describes mounted drill for horse cavalry units and organizations.
Date: March 13, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forward observation.

Description: "This manual provides instructions for training commissioned or enlisted personnel in the tactics and techniques of forward observation."
Date: August 10, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cavalry reconnaissance squadron mechanized.

Description: A training manual for the cavalry reconnaissance squadron, mechanized. Includes discussions of organization, combat, and logistics.
Date: August 28, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Antiaircraft artillery field manual : examination for gunners.

Description: Outlines the scope of the examination for gunners, to be taken by U.S. Army personnel, U.S. Military Academy cadets, members of R.O.T.C. units, and C.M.T.C. trainees.
Date: December 9, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quartermaster operations.

Description: Describes the organization and functions of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps.
Date: April 29, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank destroyer pioneer platoon.

Description: Describes "the tactical employment of the self-propelled tank destroyer pioneer platoon."
Date: November 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dog transportation.

Description: A manual describing the use of sled dogs as a means of military transportation in Arctic regions.
Date: August 19, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traffic circulation and control.

Description: A manual for military staff responsible for planning and coordinating traffic in war zones, including the movement of "vehicles, animals, foot troops, and civilian refugees."
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Special Service Company.

Description: Describes the functions and services provided by the Army Special Service Company.
Date: January 5, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department