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World War II Inductee Clothing Issue

From the collection of the Quartermaster Museum, memorandum indicating clothing issued to new soldiers at Camp Lee, VA in 1943 RECRUIT RECEPTION CENTER1303d SERVICE UNITOFFICE OF SUPPLY OFFICERCAMP LEE, VA., IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO: ALL NEWLY INDUCTED MEN 1. In this...

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Wet-Cold Clothing Team

The Quartermaster ReviewJanuary-February 1946 A few weeks ago, on the "main drag" in Seoul, Korea a soldier clad in an Eisenhower jacket and OD trousers walked up to Lieutenant Richard H. Greene and remarked: "Say, aren 't you the guy who talked to my outfit about...

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Shoes and The Army

Robert P. Patterson*(*Excerpts from a statement issued June 4, 1945)Under Secretary of WarThe Quartermaster ReviewJuly-August 1945 Warfare is rough on shoes. Army shoes must stand up under hard marching, mud, snow, and the severities of the weather. Warfare requires a...

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Tailor to Millions

Harold P. GodwinThe Quartermaster ReviewMay-June 1945 Looking at today’s trim, well-fitted GIs, a soldier of World War I must wonder, when he remembers the day he was bundled into his serviceable but none-too-snappy uniform, with its peasant brogans and its wind-up...

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