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Patton’s Desert Training Center

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This archive - Georges S. Patton's Desert Training Center - was written by Col John Kennedy, US Air Force (Ret) Col John Lynch, and Mr. Robert L. Wooley. The monograph appeared originally as issue number 47 in the Journal of the Council on America's Military Past, in December 1982,...

The Italian Army WW-2

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The Italian Army in World War Two Woody Turnbow Background and Preparations A. The Italian armed forces were faced with a conflict between theories of employment. They had historically been structured for deployment in the mountainous terrain found in Italy and her immediate neighbors. These forces were forced to adapt themselves to...

Château de Roumont

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Dear Members of the European Center of Military History, My name is Arthur Coppee, I'm a young fan of the Battle of the Bulge based in Belgium and I'm looking for some very specific information that I hope to get thanks to you. I'll list some units and soldiers that...

Carol Klinger Woolbright

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This is a request from a friend in Columbus Ga, Carol Klinger which is not only a friend but also the daughter of Captain Jack Klinger Woolbright, Commanding Officer of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division. Captain Klinger which was a Scout of Colonel...

Will Love – Fort Douglas

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This is a request of one friend on Linkedin, William Love, Military Specialist, Fort Douglas Military Museum. William Love sent the following message : Hello Doc, I am currently coordinating the restoration of a WW I German 77-MM cannon. The wheels are problematic as they are rotted almost beyond repair. Would you...

Jedburgh (12-AG Support) 1944

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Foreword The Jedburghs were three-man teams parachuted into occupied France after D-Day to develop liaison with the Resistance. They were truly inter-allied, French (103), Belgian (5), Dutch (5), British (90)...

Parachute Raiders – USMC-WW-2

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Lt Col Jon T. Hoffman, US Marine Corps Reserve. Official Study - War Department, Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting, USMC Parachute Units in World War II, History and Museums...

AGF Cbt Observations 319.1/48

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319.1/48 (Foreign Obsrs) (S) GNGBI. (3-29-43) SUBJECT: Observer Report. E.S. Johnson, Col Infantry / Observator TO : By Auth Commanding General, Army Ground Forces / Date 3/29/43 Commanding Generals : V Army; Second...

Doolittle Tokyo Raid – 18/04/1942

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The Doolittle Raid of April 18 1942, was the first air raid by the USA to strike the Japanese home islands during WW-2. The mission was notable in that...

AVG – Flying Tigers

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You fly a P-40 with two hundred gallons of aviation fuel that last two and a half hours for five hundred miles. When you fill-up with another two hundred...

AIR OPs – CBI – WW-2

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Air Operations - China-Burma-India Maj Edward M. Hudak, Command and General Staff College, May 31, 1949. The problem! To determine the need for, extent, and results of air operations in the...

6-MD (Baker 29) Okinawa – April 1945

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Operations of the Gun Platoon, Baker Co, 1/29th Regiment, 6th Marine Division, Okinawa, Ryukyus Islands, April 1, 1945 - April 18, 1945. Capt David W. Banks The war in the...

6-ID (Charlie 63) Mt Mataba Luzon 1945

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The Sixth Army (6-A) landed on the southeastern shores of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon Island, on Jan 9, 1945, against relatively light enemy opposition. A beachhead was established and all...

24-ID – Mindanao – April-August 1945

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Operations of the 24th Infantry Division, invasion of Mindanao (with Emphasis on G-1 Activities), Philippine Islands, April 17 1945 - August 11 1945. (Personal Experience of a Division General...

5307 Galahad – CBI – Feb/ May 1944

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In the thick of battle, the soldier is busy doing his job. He has the knowledge and confidence that his Job is part of a unified plan to defeat...

5307 – Combined Ops Burma 1944

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During the Second World War, the United States fought as a member of the largest military coalition ever formed. Across the world, millions of American soldiers, sailors, and airmen...

5307 Galahad – Walawbum March 1944

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Operations of the 5307th Composite Unit, Provisional, (Merrill's Marauders) in Walawbum, Burma, Mar 2, to Mar 7, 1944, China - Burma - India Campaign, Maj John K. Eney Orientation &...

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