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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Academy Award-nominated documentary, which shows the 21st Bombing Command and its role in the B-29 bombing of Japan and the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War II, WWII In Color, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney animated short about Hitler Youth. Features book burning, anti-Catholic persecution, Nazi indoctrination, etc. Disney produced this under contract with the U.S. Government. See this article in Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
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Topics: WWII, RKO Radio Pictures, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, National Socialism And Youth, Walt...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 10-412 Army Recipes 1944-08-15 CONTENTS Paragraph Section 1. Introduction 1-4 2. Beverages 5 3. Breads 6-7 4. Cakes and cookies 8-10 5. Breakfast cereals 11 6. Desserts 12 7. Eggs 13 8. Fish 14 9. Fritters and croquettes 15 10. Fruits 16-17 11. Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, and rice 18 12. Meat 19 13. Pies 20-21 14. Salads 22-23 15. Sandwiches 24 16. Sauces 25 17. Soups 26 18. Vegetables 27-28 19. Miscellaneous 29-31 Index 245 Digitized by Google.
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, Cooking for military personnel, Field Manual,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this short film for the U.S. War Production Board (a now-defunct agency of the federal government during WWII). It stresses the importance of saving waste fats, which are made into explosives, for the war effort. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures...
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by United States. Office of Strategic Services
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January 17, 1944. "This information is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: OSS, Sabotage, Guerrilla warfare -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, WWII, Counterinsurgency -- Handbooks,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Army Air Forces film # TF 1-3711 "Covers the invasion of Normandy when 13,000 combat troops landed behind German lines in 2 hours; & footage of both the 82nd & 101st Airborne units in action. Also included is official RAF Combat footage of Normandy battle from the Air." Goes into great detail about the glider and Troop Carrier plans for ferrying airborne troops and materiel. Sounds like Orson Welles narrating?   National Archives Identifier: 6981972 As always, any error or...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane), IX Troop...
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by War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations
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War Department Bureau of Public Relations film # BPR 1182, Mussolini Is Executed . Silent very graphic footage. National Archives  description: "Shows a crowd of Italian Communist partisans; closeups of the corpses of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and other Italian Fascists hanging head down from overhead beams; the crowd jeering Mussolini's picture; and closeups of the bloody features of Mussolini and Clara Petacci." National Archives Identifier: 13738 As always, any error...
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Topics: War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations, Assassination, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, Fascism --...
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A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Swing,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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Stop That Tank! (AKA Boys Anti-Tank Rifle) Disney created this 1942 training film for the Canadian government. Article in Popular Science: http://books.google.com/books?id=NycDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=true and Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=iU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
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Topics: WWII, Boys anti-tank rifle, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, Mark I, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Navy
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Full-length documentary, which won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Documents a large Antarctic expedition, "Operation Highjump," in 1946-1947. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Antarctica, Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957, US Navy, 1948 Academy Award Winner For Best...
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TM 9-1575 Ordnance Maintenance: Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks 1945-04-06 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of pocket watches, wrist watches, stop watches, and message center clocks, and is supplementary to those in the Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms. This manual does not...
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Topics: Technical Manual, Clocks and watches -- Repairing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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STANDARD MILITARY MOTOR VEHICLES CONTENTS Introduction and explanation of terminology 3 Classification 4 Section I. Amphibians and landing vehicles 6-15 II. Armored cars 16-23 III. Scout cars 24-25 IV. Cargo and personnel carriers 26-45 V. Self-propelled artillery 46-87 VI. Tanks 88-125 VII. Tank transport and recovery vehicles 126-135 VIII. Trucks Truck, 1/4 -ton, 4x4 through Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x2 136-191 Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 through Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x4 192-237 Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x6...
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Topics: WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
WWII Archive
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TM 30-541 Japanese Military Dictionary 1944-08-29 CONTENTS Page Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary - vi Part I — Japanese-English Part II — English-Japanese 246 Appendix I — Table of Ranks 599 Appendix II — Weights and Measures 601 Appendix III — Gazetteer 607 Appendix IV — Japanese Years 613 Appendix V — Numbers 614 Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, Japan. -- Armed Forces -- Dictionaries, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, Technical Manual,...
WWII Archive
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"This major update of the original 1955 study offers a well organized chronology of the operational aspects of the U.S. Navy's war in every theater." Table of Contents • Introduction 2 • Chapter I: Events of the Year 1939 6 • Chapter II: Events of the Year 1940 32 • Chapter III: Events of the Year 1941 74 • Chapter IV: Events of the Year 1942 138 • Chapter V: Events of the Year 1943 294 • Chapter VI: Events of the Year 1944 425 • Chapter VII: Events of the Year 1945...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Chronology, World War II, World War,...
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by United States. Army. 3rd Division; Taggart, Donald G. (Donald Gilbert)
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CONTENTS PREFACE xxi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiii I. PREPARATION FOR WAR "Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before"; We Prepare for the Showdown 3 II. CASABLANCA We Storm the Beaches of North Africa and Capture a White- Walled City 13 III. NORTH AFRICAN INTERLUDE We Learn the "Truscott Trot" and Prepare to Invade Sicily 37 IV. SICILY "In Which We Carve Our Name" 51 V. SOUTHERN ITALY We Battle in the Craggy Apennines 79 VI. ANZIO 1. The First Battle of Cisterna di Littoria...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
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TM 10-1513 Maintenance manual for Willys truck, 1/4 ton 4 X 4, built for U.S. government, model MB 1942-05-15 "FOREWORD: This Motor Vehicle has been thoroughly tested and inspected. Like any other piece of machinery, to maintain it in proper operating condition, it should be lubricated at the time specified using the proper grades of oil and grease. All working parts as well as oil holes should be kept clean and free from dirt and grit. This vehicle should periodically have a systematic...
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Topics: WWII, Military trucks -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United...
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by Greenwald, Robert J; United States. Army. Forces in the European Theater. Office of the Theater Historian; United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian
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"Presented in this volume are command and staff rosters, composition of divisions, attachments and detachments, assignments and attachments to higher units, command post locations, and pertinent statistics. With some exception, the material presented for each division dates from its arrival in the European Theater to the end of hostilities on May 9, 1945. For units arriving from the North African Theater, the record begins on August 15, 1944, the date of the invasion of southern France....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe, United States. -- Army -- Organization, United States....
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TM 30-544 Russian Military Dictionary: English-Russian, Russian-English 1945-01-15. CONTENTS Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary vi Part I — English-Russian 1 Part II — Russian-English 173 Appendixes: I. Military Abbreviations of the U.S.S.R 437 II. Symbols Used in Ballistics 459 III. Abbreviations Used on Intelligence Maps to Indicate Various Sources of Information 466 IV. Numbers 467 V. Weights and Measures 469 VI. Money Table 473 VII. Territorial and Administrative...
Topics: Technical Manual, Field Manual, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Russian language -- Dictionaries --...
Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations. AKA Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations, administrative and logistical commands, armies, corps, and divisions. "This volume is concerned with the organization and disposition of United States Army ground forces that opposed the Japanese during World War II. The area covered includes Alaska, the islands of the central and...
Topics: United States. Army, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Organization, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 04 (Navy Edition), partial. (AKA The War, NO. 4, 1943) Showtime Presents Joy Hodges : Singer Joy Hodges with a video pin-up for the boys. After the song is over she is seen in a radio broadcasting studio & the "Command Performance" radio show intro theme begins (making it seem like she's getting ready to begin a broadcast of that AFRS radio show). The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under...
Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, World War, 1939-1945, AFRS, Joy Hodges, World War II: Homefront,...
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by United States. Army. 94th Division; Byrnes, Laurence G., 1919- ed
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CONTENTS DIVISION COMMANDER'S MESSAGE xi FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE UNITED STATES Chapter 1: IN THE BEGINNING 1 PART TWO: THE UNITED KINGDOM Chapter 2: AT SEA 10 Chapter 3: WILTSHIRE COUNTY 13 PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 4: THE SITUATION 18 Chapter 5: CROSSING AND COMMITMENT 23 Chapter 6: THE POCKETS 27 Chapter 7: THE FFI 33 Chapter 8: OPERATIONS IN BRITTANY 38 Chapter 9: POW EXCHANGES 57 Chapter 10: THE BRETONS 65 Chapter 11: ADIEU 69 PART FOUR: GERMANY: THE SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE Chapter 12:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
WWII Archive
by United States. Bureau of supplies and accounts (Navy Department)
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SOS is on page 117. Table of Contents Foreword iv Nutritional Value of Foods 1 The Menu 3 Food Preparation for the Mess 12 Recipes 14 General Information and Tables 297 Baking 314 General Information 314 Formulas 322 Index 409 Foreword Navy Department Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Washington, D. C., 1 May 1944 The Cook Book of the United States Navy contains a summary of the principles of cookery, menu planning, and a comprehensive collection of recipes based on the newer knowledge of...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, Cooking for military personnel, Cookbook, World...
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by United States. Army
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No National Archives description. Date and title is from information from film's slate. Extracted from U.S. Army film "Paris [No.] 445, War CrimesTrials, Nuremberg, Germany ; Paris. [No.] 351, D P Zionist Demonstration Frankfurt, Germany ; Paris [No.] 369, Execution Or War Criminals, Landsberg, Germany, 12/12/1945" National Archives Identifier: 19403 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files,...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, War Crimes, World War II: Postwar...
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by United States. War Department
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Handbook On German Army Identification 1943-04-03 "THIS HANDBOOK was prepared at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland, and is designed to provide a ready reference manual for intelligence personnel in combat operations. The need for such a manual was so pressing that some errors and omissions are anticipated in the current edition. Any suggestions as to additions, or errors noted, should be reported directly to the Commandant, Military Intelligence Training...
Topics: World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
WWII Archive
by Blakeley, Harold Whittle, 1893-1966
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The 32d Infantry Division in World War II Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
WWII Archive
by United States. Department of the Army
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PAM 672-1 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register 1961-07-06 "This pamphlet is published to assist commanders and personnel officers in determining or establishing the eligibility of individual members for campaign participation credit, assault landing credit, unit distinguished Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Core citation emblems, and occupation duty credit for World War II and for the Korean War." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
Topics: Korean War, 1950-1953, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US...
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by United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 2nd
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Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department; United States. War Office
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TM 9-752 3-Inch Gun Motor Carriage M10, 1943-11-25 CONTENTS PAST ONE - VEHICLE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Paragraph Page Section I Introduction 1 5-6 II Description and tabulated data 2-4 7-17 III Driving controls and operation 5-10 18-40 IV Auxiliary equipment controls and operation 11-14 41-45 V Operation under unusual conditions 15-24 46-52 VI Inspection and preventive maintenance service 25-29 53-62 VII Lubrication 30-31 63-68 VIII Tools and equipment stowage on the vehicle 32-38 69-78 PART TWO...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Donald Duck, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States...
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by United States. Bureau of ships; United States. Bureau of naval personnel. [from old catalog]
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CONTENTS Chapter 1. Troubles: Their Symptoms and Their Causes A. General Trouble Shooting Procedure 1A1. Recognizing and locating troubles B. Engine Fails to Start 1B1. Engine will not crank but can be barred over 1B2. Engine cannot be cranked and cannot be 1B3. C. Unusual or Erratic Operation 1C1. 1C2. Engine stops suddenly 1C3. Engine overspeeds 1C4. Engine will not carry load (loss of power). 1C5. Engine will not shut off 1C6. 1C7. 1C8. Cylinder safety valves pop frequently during engine...
Topics: NAVPERS, Diesel motor -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., United States. Navy,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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TM E 30-420 Handbook on the Italian Military Forces 1943-08-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 1-5 1 CHAPTER 1. Introduction: Section I. Distinctive Branches, or Specialties 6-11 5 II. Semimilitary Forces 12-19 7 CHAPTER 2. Recruitment and Mobilization: Section I. System of Conscription and Mobilization 20-27 18 II. Professional Cadre and Officers 28-30 28 III. Training, Efficiency, and Morale 31-35 30 IV. Pay and Emoluments 30-38 37 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Command and Staff 39-44 39...
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Topics: WWII, Technical Manual, Field Manual, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy, World War,...
WWII Archive
by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944 The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific - Matterhorn To Nagasaki June...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
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"This history of the Rainbow is a record of the accomplishments of every man who served in the Division. It is the story of his contribution to the safety and security of the people of his country and of the world. This is a history of the combat infantry, of the artillery, the reconnaissance troop, the medical and engineer battalions, the signal, ordnance and quartermaster companies and of the division headquarters personnel." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Infantry Division, 42nd, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-879 Motorcycle, Solo (Harley Davidson Model WLA) 1943-10-18 "In addition to a description of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel. The manual is divided into two parts, Part One, section I through section VI, gives vehicle operating instructions. Part Two, section VII through section XXV, gives vehicle maintenance instructions to using arm personnel charged with the responsibility of...
Topics: WWII, Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Motorcycles,...
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by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel; United States. Navy. Naval Air Technical Training Command
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Aircraft Munitions 1944 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Preface iii CHAPTER I Explosives and how they work 3 CHAPTER 2 Gun ammunition 21 CHAPTER 3 Bombs 49 CHAPTER 4 Bomb fuzes 79 CHAPTER 5 Torpedoes 109 CHAPTER 6 Rockets and rocket launchers 129 CHAPTER 7 Mines 141 CHAPTER 8 Pyrotechnics 149 CHAPTER 9 Smoke 159 CHAPTER 10 Destructors 165
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, United States. -- Navy -- Handbooks,...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-1901 Artillery Ammunition 1944-06-29 "The purpose of this Technical Manual is to impart information of a general and technical nature concerning artillery ammunition, including trench-mortar ammunition,, and components thereof, such as may be necessary for their intelligent care, handling, and use. This is a companion volume to TM 9-1900, Ammunition, general ."
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Topics: Ordnance -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United...
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by United States. War Dept
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See also the 1943 version:  https://archive.org/details/TM-E30-451 TM-E 30-451 Handbook on German Military Forces 1945-03-15 CONTENTS CHAPTER I. THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM Section I. Introduction — 1 I. The German Soldier — 2 III. The High Command — 15 IV. Organization of the Army for War V. Functions of the Corps Area — 4S VI. Conscription, Replacement, and Training — 54 CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES Section I. Over-all Field Organization — 1 II. High Command in the...
Topics: WWII, Germany. -- Armed Forces -- Equipment -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army,...
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by United States. War Department
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Documentary short about the US Army Women's Army Corps - WAC - and their role in winning the war. Includes animation from the Walt Disney Studios. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: United States. -- Army -- Women's Army Corps, Fort Oglethorpe (Ga.), World War, 1939-1945 -- Women...
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Google digitized. A different version is at  https://archive.org/details/Tm30-410 TM 30-410 Handbook On The British Army 1942-09-30 TABLE OF CONTENTS Paragraphs Pages CHAPTER 1. Introduction 1-4 1 CHAPTER 2. General 5-10 3 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Supreme Command 11-15 7 II. Higher Organizations 16-18 10 III. Administration 19-20 11 IV. Tactical Staffs 21-22 13 V. Infantry 23-26 22 VI. Parachute Troops 27 26 VII. Royal Regiment of Artillery 28-34 29 VIII. Anti- Aircraft Command...
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Topics: WWII, Civil defense -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War II, World War,...
TM 9-803-G-503 List of All Parts for Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4, Command Reconnaissance (Willys Overland Motors, Inc Model MB and Ford Motor Co Model GPW) 1945-02-15 Full title: Ordnance Supply Catalog Standard Nomenclature List G-503 List of All Parts for Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4, Command Reconnaissance (Willys Overland Motors, Inc Model MB and Ford Motor Co Model GPW) "This List of All Parts contains information for the identification of all parts which are considered items of service for the...
Topics: Technical Manual, Jeep, Ford automobile -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Jeep...
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by Lin, Yutang, 1895-1976
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Life in China.
Topics: China -- Social conditions, National characteristics, Chinese, China -- Civilization, China,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and...
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by United States. War Department
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War Department Bureau of Public Relations film, no. 915: The German Army In Action . Nazi Germany newsreel compilation. Some have sound. Not the greatest quality and 1 reel is missing. Description from National Archives: "Reel 1 (silent) shows German troops moving up to the French invasion coast, German coastal fortifications, coastal guns firing, wrecked allied landing craft and equipment on the beaches, smashed allied vehicles along roads, ruined French villages, German antiaircraft and...
Topics: WWII, Tanks (Military science), World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners And Prisons, German, World War,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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Air Air Forces Manual 51-127-1. RESTRICTED This manual is the text for your training as a P-38 pilot. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your duties as a pilot ore, how each duty will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War II, Flight Training,...
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1945 documentary short that won the Academy Award in 1946 for Documentary Short Subject. Based on Your Job in Germany , which was written by Dr. Seuss. Though Hitler may be dead, beware - his ideas live on. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Knox Manning, World War II: Postwar Issues, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by United States. Army. Division, 78th
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Lightning, The History Of The 78th Infantry Division CONTENTS FOREWORD vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix CHAPTER 1: PREPARATION FOR COMBAT 1 The Lightning Division in World War I — Reactivation At Camp Butner — Training Replacements — Carolina and Tennessee Maneuvers — Camp Pickett — Overseas — Bournemouth — France — Belgium — Up to The line! CHAPTER 2: ATTACK 23 The Jumpoff — Through The Minefields — Rollesbroich — Simmerath — Witzerath — Bickerath — Patrols In The Hurtgen...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945   [you are here] The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944 The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific - Matterhorn...
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by MIRS (Organization); MIRS (Organization). London Branch. Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Evaluation and Dissemination Section
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Table of Contents Part 1 Army a. basic symbols and composition of tactical symbols Section I. Basic Symbols for Headquarters 1 II. Basic Symbols for Branches, of Service ( Arms and Services ) 2 III. Basic Symbols for Weapons and Equipment 4 IV. Basic Symbols Denoting Methods of Transport 7 IVa. Indication of the Actual and Missing Strength of Divisions etc 15 VII. Abbreviations Used with Basic and Tactical Symbols V VIII. Supplementary Numerals 23 IX. Revised System of Military Symbols 24 A....
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by United States. Army. European Command. Historical Division
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PAM 20-230 Russian Combat Methods in World War II 1950-11 (OBSOLETE) "Pamphlet was prepared by a committee of former German officers at the EUCOM Historical Division Interrogation Enclosure, Neustadt, Germany, in late 1947 and early 1948." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS Patients: Hideko and Takao Irie, Mother and Child. Establishing shot 3/4 view showing mother with child strapped in position at time of blast. The mother's face and entire body was burned while only the child's legs, which were protruding, were burned. The mother's body protected the rest of the child, including it's face and body. MC Same as above, closer shot of face of mother and child. MS Showing child behind face of mother and straps in their position...
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by United States. War Department
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1940 U.S. War Dept. Military Intelligence Film MID-6310. Listed at National Archives as "Newsreels." National Archives description: "NORTH AFRICA-- German reconnaissance detachment motoring into the desert: finds tire tracks and identifies them as enemy tracks by measurement; stops at desert village. Staff Headquarters of combined German and Italian tank force: Cavallero, Rommel, Kesselring, Leidemena[?]. Anti-Aircraft alarm; Anti-Aircraft fire against English planes laying a...
Topics: World War II, WWII, National Socialism, Newsreel, Schmeling, Max, 1905-2005, Molotov, Vyacheslav...
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by Office of the Chief of Ordnance cre
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Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/ "Volumes I and II are both contained in this document (German and Japanese). There is a practical reading and translation of Japanese characters, tables of basic key characters for Japanese ordnance, instructions for translating Japanese markings, an index to weapons by caliber for both forces, and an extensive index to both volumes. This document contains many...
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by United States. Department of Agriculture
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"This handbook offers some suggestions to those who are leading the great drive for Victory Gardens, and points out certain things to watch out for -- common errors which waste seed, fertilizer, land arid labor, and therefore must be most carefully avoided in wartime." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
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by United States. War Department
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FM 21-75 Scouting, Patrolling and Sniping 1944-02-06 "1. IMPORTANCE. Commanders must have accurate, detailed, and timely information about the enemy, the terrain, and neighboring troops for successful combat. Well-trained scouts and capably led patrols are among the agencies which furnish them such information. 2. THE SCOUT. A scout is a soldier employed in reconnoitering under conditions which require exceptional ability in the use of arms, ground and cover, in movement, in observing, and...
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Weather Effects During The Battle Of The Bulge And The Normandy Invasion ABSTRACT "A general description of the terrain of the Ardennes-Ejiel area is given, and weather related decisions concerning the final attack date and the buildup of the German offensive push are noted. Surface meteorological charts for 16 and 23 December 1944 are presented and show that a modified cold maritime polar air mass was over the Ardennes-Ejiel area when the Battle of the Bulge began. Weather related...
Topics: Military meteorology, Ardennes, Battle Of The, 1944-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 18-22 War Department Field Manual, Tank Destroyer, Reconnaissance Platoon 1944-11-27 "This manual covers the tactical employment of the tank destroyer reconnaissance platoon and includes descriptions of certain techniques not covered in other manuals. It applies to the reconnaissance platoons of both the towed and self-propelled battalions. All reference to the duties and control responsibilities of the reconnaissance company commander of the self-propelled battalion applies equally...
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by United States. War Dept
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DA PAM 21-30 Our Red Army Ally 1945-04-23. "TO THE AMERICAN SOLDIER — The purpose of the first part of this booklet is to introduce you to the Red Army soldier — the everyday "G.I." of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. You have heard and read a lot about him, now you are seeing and meeting him personally. He is your friend. He is your ally. He has fought hard in this war, just as you have, to bring about a United Nations victory. The meeting of troops of the United...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-1826A Ordnance Maintenance: Carburetors (Carter), 1944-02-11 Paragraphs Page CHAPTER 1. Introduction 1-2 5-6 CHAPTER 2. General description and operation 3-12 7-17 Section I. Purpose and principle of operation 3-4 7-8 II. The five carburetor circuits 5-12 8-17 CHAPTER 3. Type W-1 carburetor, models 483S, 515S, 556S, 570S, and 574S 13-26 18-33 Section I. Description 13-18 18-24 II. Disassembly 19 24-25 III. Cleaning, inspection, repair, and assembly 20-26 25-33 CHAPTER 4. Type W1...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944   [you are here]  The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific -...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Captured Luftwaffe film. Listed at the National Archives as "Actual Battle Scenes." Shot list from the National Archives: "Summary: German film showing Stukas, JU-88's, ME-109's, ME-110's in aerial action. MS: Scenic view. CU: German fueling Stuka. German on wing of Stuka. German unloading box from truck. German carrying box. German EM pushing bomb on carriage. German EM bombing up Stuka. German pilot climbs into cockpit of Stuka. German EM hands camera to EM in rear cockpit of...
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by United States. Office of War Information
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Educational film for soldiers - covers role of teeth, decay, and proper hygiene. Animation by Walt Disney. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: Dental Hygiene, Training Film, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Teeth, WWII, Walt Disney, Tooth...
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by Lind, Ragnar G; United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 79th
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"This is the combat history of the 79th Fighter Group during World War Two. The document details the following contents: group commanders; group combat narrative; campaigns; battle citations and commendations; claims- illustrated statistical summary; typical mission routine; t-bolt formations; pilot's-eye views; Falcons at ease; group headquarters personnel; the "Flying-Skullmen- 85th Squadron section (narrative history from activation, personnel pictures, and "Skullivers"...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 79th -- History, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. War Department. General Staff; United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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"This tactical and technical trends publication starts with no. 31 (12 August 1943) and finishes with no. 40 (16 December 1943). Sections include information on air, antiaircraft, antitank, armored, artillery, chemical warfare, engineers, infantry, medical, ordnance, etc." TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL TRENDS No. 31 12 August 1943 Prepared for ARMY GROUND, AIR, AND SERVICE FORCES by MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D. C. CONTENTS SECTION I Air 1. Junkers 52 1...
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by United States. Adjutant-General's Office
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"This is the first of a series of three publications dealing with World War II APOs. This particular list shows the APOs in numerical order with their geographical location." See also: Alphabetical Listing of APO's, January 1942 - November 1947 (1949)
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by Stockman, James R., 1915-; United States. Marine Corps
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THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION ON OKINAWA Table Of Contents Part I 1. Table of Contents. V 2. List of Maps. VI 3. Introduction. VIX Part II 1. From the Russells to Machinato. 1 2. The Division Moves South. 4 3. The Jichaku Plateau. 6 4. The Enemy Tries A Counter Landing. 10 5. The 1st Marines' Sugar Loaf. 12 6. The Awaeha Pocket. 15 7. Dakeshi Ridge. 20 8. Hill 55. 28 9. Wana Ridge. 32 10. From Hill 55 to Shichina. 39 11. 7th Marines seal off Oroku. 42 12. Hills 57 and 107. 44 13. To Kunishi Ridge:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Marine Corps, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan...
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U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film 3337. No clapperboard. Mustang fighters on airstrip. Mechanic works on plane. Shot of fighter "Miss Cappy" Planes taxi - blurred. Planes take off. Some circle airfield. Taxiing planes. Aerial shots of Mustangs in flight. Closeup of propeller. Aerial shots of planes. Ships below. Clouds. National Archives Identifier: 4877 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or...
Topics: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, World War, 1939-1945...
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by United States. Bureau of naval personnel. [from old catalog]; United States. Navy. Naval air technical training command. [from old catalog]
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Airplane Structures 1945 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Preface iii CHAPTER 1 Aerodynamics 1 CHAPTER 2 Control of the airplane 13 CHAPTER 3 Materials 21 CHAPTER 4 Strength factors 29 CHAPTER 5 Types of fastening 39 CHAPTER 6 Construction 51 CHAPTER 7 Landing gear 67 CHAPTER 8 Fabric, metal and plastic repair 83 CHAPTER 9 Maintenance of flight controls 99 CHAPTER 10 Major assemblies and disassemblies 113 CHAPTER 11 Rigging 123 CHAPTER 12 Landing gear maintenance 135 CHAPTER 13 Corrosion 151 CHAPTER 14...
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by United States. War Dept
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FM 21-100 Soldier's Handbook 1940-12-11 "You are now a member of the Army of the United States. That Army is made up of free citizens chosen from among a free people. The American people of their own will, and through the men they have elected to represent them in Congress, have determined that the free institutions of this country will continue to exist. They have declared that, if necessary, we will defend our right to live in our own American way and continue to enjoy the benefits and...
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by United States. Army
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U.S. Army training film for U.S. soldiers embarking on occupation duty in Germany. Directed by Frank Capra and witten by Dr. Seuss. It served as the basis for the Oscar-winning Warner Brothers film, " Hitler Lives ." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
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Physical Fitness Manual For The U. S. Navy TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Foreword ii Chapter I. — The Nature of Naval Physical Fitness 1 Objectives of Physical Fitness 1 Activities Included in Physical Fitness Program 2 Contributions of Exercise to Physical Fitness 2 Attaining and Maintaining Physical Fitness 2 Chapter II. — Planning and Conducting the Physical Fitness Program 4 Planning the Program 4 Sample Daily Programs 5 Conducting the Program 5 The Instructor 7 Competition Schedules 7 Chapter...
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by Quartermaster General
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TM 10-405 The Army Cook 1942-04-24 Chapter 1. Fundamentals. Section I. General 1-4 II. Elements of nutrition 5-12 III. Foods 13-50 IV. Practice of cooking 51-65 V. Rations 66-69 VI. Kitchen management 70-75 VII. Field cooking 76-82 Chapter 2. Recipes. Section I. General 83-84 II. List of recipes. Breakfast dishes (1 to 13) 147 Soups (14 to 45) 157 Meat dishes (46 to 120) 164 Gravies and sauces (121 to 135) 184 Fish and seafood dishes (136 to 142) 187 Vegetable dishes (143 to 211) 189 Deserts...
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from February 1945: U.S. Troops Return to Corregidor [February 1945] Wounded West Front Veterans Come Home   Turkey and Egypt Join the United Nations  [24 February 1945 – Egypt declares war on Germany and Japan; 23 February 1945 – Turkey declares war on Germany and Japan.] Greatest One-Day Bomb Assault on Germany [Operation Clarion, Feb 22] National Archives description "Part 1, Gen. Wainwright surrenders to Gen. Yamashita on...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 21-150 Unarmed Defense for The American Soldier 1942-06-30 "The object of this training is to develop the soldier in the art of unarmed self-defense, and to improve his skill in the use of his basic weapons, through speeded reflexes. Confidence in his own ability unarmed, like confidence in his weapons, makes a man a better soldier." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field Manual, World War,...