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Railway shop battalion.

Description: "This manual explains the organization and operation of railway shop battalion for employment on a standard military railway. Its purpose is to assist railway shop battalion officers in the training and operation of their units, and to guide command and staff officers charged with the employment of railway shop battalions."
Date: November 29, 1940
Creator: United States. War Department. Office of the Chief of Engineers.

Airship aerodynamics.

Description: "This manual is designed as a text for the instruction of airship student pilots .... to give the knowledge of aerodynamics essential to the operation of [lighter than air aircraft]."(Page 2.)
Date: February 11, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.

75-mm howitzer materiel.

Description: This is a World War II-era technical manual for the 75mm Howitzer. It contains information on use, maintenance, assembly, and other aspects of this weapon.
Date: June 21, 1941
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Department.

Orientation

Description: Provides a text and reference book covering the principles of orientation. Orientation is defined as "the accurate location of datum points and the establishment of lines of known length and direction".
Date: July 15, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.

Heat treating and inspection of metals

Description: This report discusses these topics: I. Principles of heat treating -- II. Heat-treating equipment -- III. General heat treatment of steel -- IV. Specific heat treatments for aircraft steels -- V. General heat treatment of aluminum alloys -- VII. Hardness testing -- VIII. Magnaflux inspection.
Date: September 10, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.

Airplane structures.

Description: Describes structural details of service airplanes used by the Army Air Corps, sufficient for personnel to perform inspection and maintenance of their equipment.
Date: October 29, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.

Livens projector MI.

Description: "This manual is intended for the using services. It gives all necessary information about the construction, function, and identification of all standard materiel pertaining to the Livens projector MI assembly, with directions for shipping and storage."
Date: August 21, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.