The Signal Corps: the outcome (mid-1943 through 1945) by George Raynor Thompson, Dixie R. Harris

By George Raynor Thompson, Dixie R. Harris

With this quantity Dr. Thompson and Mrs. Harris finish the tale of U.S. military sign Corps operations in global conflict II. the end result is essentially a hit tale, because it choices up in 1943 and consists of on earlier V-J Day. Of all of the technical companies, the sign Corps was once least ready for struggle in 1941. yet through mid-war the Corps was once working successfully at domestic and world wide. in spite of this, there have been continuously problems to be conquer. additional, different corporations performed feuds and raids. the military Air Forces, even though utilizing sign Corps gear during the finish of the conflict, was once by no means chuffed with it. The authors have advised the tale with candor. the perspective is that of the sign Corps, however the diversity of subject material should still end up attention-grabbing and instructive to army males and to scholars of either know-how and public management.

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2) Ltr, CSigO to Comdt ESCS Ft. Monmouth, 25 Jun 43, sub: Discontinuance of Off Cadre Pers Tng. SigC 353 Ft. Monmouth 2 (RTC) , Jun-Jul 43. Sig SupO's for Overseas Assignment. (2) Ltr, Col Louis Cansler, Actg Dir Sig Troops Div, Offs Advanced Prog. Both in SigC 353, Ft. Monmouth 2 (RTC), Jun-Jul 43. 38 The Signal Corps School at Camp Murphy devoted itself to individual training of radarmen for the AAF. The AAF's three signal aviation unit training centers at Drew Field, Tampa, Florida, Pinedale, California, and Langley Field, Virginia, were established in co-operation with the Signal Corps to prepare Signal Corps units for field service with the AAF.

This 184-page document contains detailed accounts of Signal Section activities for the period covered, divided into five chronological parts and supplemented by appendixes covering special histories of the Wire, Supply, Radio, and Photographic Divisions of the Signal Section, AFHQ. 73 See below, pp. 51-52, 60ff. 74 Ltr, Gen Moran, SigO Fifth Army, to Hodges, Third Army, 12 Nov 43, sub: Answers to Questions Regarding Sig Com, Fifth Army. SCIA file 104 Fifth Army. THE SIGNAL CORPS and so on—the theater succeeded in providing the communications service deemed essential.

44 (1) Col C. F. Martin, Hist Sec, Army War College, Signal Communications in World War I, Aug 42, p. 2. SigC Hist Sec file. (2) Terrett, The Emergency, pp. 23-24. 45 (1) Rpt of Col Parker Hitt, SigO First Army AEF, contained in CSigO, Annual Rpt, 1919, p. 359-60. (2) Martin, Sig Com in World War I, pp. 9-10. (3) Historical Sketch of the Signal Corps (1860-1941), Eastern SigC Schs Pamphlet 32 (Ft. Monmouth, 1942) , p. 82. LOOKING TOWARD THE THEATERS OF COMBAT wars, maneuvers had served in a limited way as testing grounds for new theories, new types of equipment, and new troop organizations.

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