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They Wrote a Book

By Lieutenant Gordon C. BennettQuartermaster Review January-February 1953 "When there is no book, write the book!" Members of the 8081st Army Unit (full designation: Quartermaster Airborne Air Supply & Packaging Company) were faced with this alternative a few...

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Aerial Delivery of Supplies

MAJOR RAYMOND C. ALTERMATT, Q.M.C.The Quartermaster ReviewSeptember-October 1945 The origin of the parachute dates back many years. The first record of its use was described by a passenger of a burning balloon, who made a successful escape by parachute in July 1908....

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Flying Quartermasters

By PVT. Tony RickettiQuartermaster Review September-October 1953 When it comes to handing out plaudits to the Army the Marines generally change the conversation to the Halls of Montezuma or talk about the weather. But if the talk gets around to the day the Army’s...

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