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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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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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“Some Succeeded and Some Failed”

Airborne Quartermaster Field Operations By LT. COL. ROBERT C. McKECHNIE, QM-USARQuartermaster Review September-October 1950 What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?---WILLIAM LAW...

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Performance of Packet Planes

By Richard S. BoutellePresident of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation The Quartermaster Review, September-October 1950 The old adage "the bigger they are the harder they fall" is taking a kicking around in the air-delivery business. It has been our business for...

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Parachute Maintenance Company

By Major Thomas R. Cross, Inf.Division Parachute Officer, 11th Airborne Division The Quartermaster Review, September-October 1950 Article written by the officer credited with designing the first rigger badge about one of the first new Quartermaster Divisional...

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Quartermasters Hit the Silk

By LIEUTENANT WALTER J. WARNER, Q.M.C. Quartermaster Review September-October 1950 On Armed Forces Day, May 20th, Quartermaster personnel at Fort Lee were treated to a preview of their own armed forces in action in a war of the future when forty paratroopers of the...

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