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The POL Story:  To Keep ‘Em Running

Extracted from the Magazine of the 1st Logistical Command, Vietnam, April 1968 Utilizing ocean-going tankers, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, tanker trucks, and multi-product pipelines, the 1st Logistical Command distributes more than 100 million gallons of jet,...

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Petroleum Supply in Korea

By LT. COL. Merwin H. Smith, Q.M.C.Quartermaster Review, November-December 1951 The war in Korea came at a time when Far East Command petroleum stocks were, in general, in good supply except for avgas and jet fuel and packaged stocks of certain grades of lubricating...

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Fuels & Lubricants for Johnny Doughboy

LIEUTENANT JOHN K. EVANS, Q.M.C.The Quartermaster ReviewMay-June 1944   AN ARMY marches on its wheels these days, and without fuels and lubricants those wheels bog down in a morass of despair and ultimate defeat. Even in the First World War it was said that...

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Supply of Petroleum Products

Extracted from "Quartermaster Support of the Army", pages 660-662Erna Risch, 1962 Storage and distribution of petroleum to the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I , 1917-1918. The storage and distribution of the bulk of Quartermaster Supplies...

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NCO Viewpoints from Somalia

Quartermaster Professional Bulletin - Winter 1993 The following are some first-hand observations of noncommissioned officers (NCOs) in the 267th Quartermaster Company, 240th Quartermaster Battalion, after deployment to Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. While in...

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259th Quartermaster Battalion

In March 1968, the 259th Quartermaster Battalion, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Pleasant Grove, Utah, was called to active duty in Vietnam. It was one of only 35 Reserve units activated for Vietnam service. This unit was mobilized in May 1968 after being converted...

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Fueling Up for D-Day

WWII gasoline supply in England  in support of the invasion of France, June 6, 1944Quartermaster Technical Bulletin - 26 Oct 1944 D-Day for the French invasion was just another busy day in the life of the Quartermasters who ran the Petrol, Oil and Lubricants...

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POL on the Red Ball Express

Dr. Steven E. AndersQuartermaster Professional Bulletin, Spring 1989 Getting fuel from the beach to the front lines as U.S. Divisions raced across France in 1944. The introduction of motorized vehicles and equipment at the beginning of the twentieth century has...

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