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Topic: History By War/Operation

The Army’s Food Program

Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of War The Quartermaster Review May-June 1945 As the Army has grown, and as more and more men have gone overseas, the food requirements have grown too. Supply lines are longer, and that means a larger amount of food per soldier must be put into the pipelines. Army purchases of […]

The Food Situation in the European Theatre of Operations

MAJ. GEN. ROBERT M.G. LITTLEJOHN, U.S.A. The Quartermaster Review January-February 1944 Supplying food to American forces in Europe during WWII. DIFFERENT peoples have different tastes. Methods of living are also affected by environment. That is why the British Army and the United States Army have different types of rations. The British ration is a good […]

World War II Graves Registration Photos

World War II Identification, Undated U.S. Army Photo Munda Cemetery #1, New Georgia, September 1943, U.S. Army Photo Personal Effects being checked at a collection point in the European Theater, Undated U.S. Army Photo Army Chaplain Francis L. Sampson of Sioux Falls, S.D., gives absolution to American paratroopers killed in action, in Saint Marie Dumont, […]

Effects Depot

Colonel A.C. Ramsey, Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review September-October 1945 LOCATED at Folembray, France, fourteen miles from Soissons, and five miles from Chauny, near the site of one of the German “Big Bertha” guns which shelled Paris during the last war, is Depot Q-290, the official depository on the Continent for the personal property of U. […]

Quartermaster Supply in the Pacific During World War II

Dr. Steven E. Anders Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Spring 1999 The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, suddenly and without warning, put our nation at war for the second time in just over two decades. Only this time it really was a world war. Fighting spread to the far reaches of the globe […]

On the Heals of the Assault Force

Captain William Foster, Jr. Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review March-April 1994 Quartermaster Service Company in North Africa & Italy in WWII. This is the story of a Service Company which went through the pains of activation, the trials of organization and training, and, green and untried, was ordered overseas. We didn’t land with the assault forces […]

Supplies for the Troops in Burma

The Quartermaster Review May-June 1944 Supply operations in the China, Burma, India (CBI) theater during WWII. Trucks loaded with supplies roar through the nigh into Burma, twisting their way through the Naga Hills, fighting forward through mud and fog on the Ledo Road. Hundreds of them go every night carrying food, clothing, and fuel to […]

Travelogue of a Division Quartermaster – Part 2

Col. James H. Caruthers, Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review May-June 1945 Part I of Colonel Caruthers’ Travelogue closed with a description of the Channel crossing on D+1. This concluding installment covers the following days of action and the reduction of Fortress Brest. June, 1944 During the first week the First Army and V Corps quartermaster (who […]

Travelogue of a Division Quartermaster – Part 1

Lt. Col. James H. Caruthers, Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review March-April 1945 This is an account of the duties, experiences, and problems of a division quartermaster from the time the Second Infantry Division departed from its home station at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November 1942, to the fall of Brest, in September 1944. The narrative […]

Experience of an Infantry Division QM

Lt. Col. John E. O’Hair, QMC* (*Assistant to the Ground Quartermaster) The Quartermaster Review May-June 1946 Having been the Quartermaster of an Infantry Division from the date of its activation in December 1942 until its inactivation in September 1945, I had the good fortune to train a Quartermaster company in the States and observe the […]