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Command and employment of air power.

Description: Discusses the relationship of land and air forces and doctrine of command and employment in regards to air power as well as five aspects of air command.
Date: July 21, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Photomail operation.

Description: Describes procedures for signal photomail (microfilmed mail) service operations. Includes instructions for handling V-mail (personal correspondence) as well as official War Department photomail.
Date: April 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quartermaster Service Company.

Description: Provides "personnel of the quartermaster service company with condensed information on the organization, operation, and administration of the company."
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radio communication.

Description: Discusses "radio communication fundamentals and the methods and technique involved in the installation and operation of radio communication equipment."
Date: January 28, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Signal heavy construction battalion.

Description: Provides "information concerning the organization, operation, and capabilities of the signal heavy construction battalion to signal and communication officers and enlisted men of these battalions, and to all other interested personnel."
Date: June 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Signal operations in the Corps and Army.

Description: Outlines briefly "the organization of the corps and army, the organization and operation of assigned signal corps units, and the application of signal corps activities to tactical operations."
Date: January 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Small boats and harbor craft.

Description: A manual for U.S. Army sailors assigned to the Harbor Boat Service. Describes company organization, duties of personnel, equipment used, and basic seamanship.
Date: January 31, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Supply, evacuation, and trains, armored units.

Description: An Army field manual "designed as a supply and evacuation guide for armored units.... Covers supply of armored units, evacuation of personnel, prisoners of war, vehicles, and salvage; rail and water transportation and trains in theater of operations."
Date: April 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank destroyer reconnaissance platoon.

Description: A World War II Army manual describing "the tactical employment of the tank destroyer reconnaissance platoon ... of both the towed and self-propelled battalions."
Date: November 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department