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U.S. Army Field Manuals--World War II

Discussion in 'Military Training, Doctrine, and Planning' started by Spaniard, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard New Member

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I should check that out. ;)
     
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    Thanks a lot. I am sure to use some of this info sometime
     
  4. Spaniard

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    It's my pleasure, I checked many of the WWII Manuals and the info provided is good, I have many US Army and USMC Manuals from 2000-2009 and had a chance to compare them. ;)
     
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    "Unfortunately, I am still seeking a copy of the January 2, 1940 version and any earlier versions or similar publications."

    I have a copy of the September 1, 1941 edition.
     
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    nice! and apparently there is a July 1, 1942 edition as well, prior to splitting the films into their own manual FM 21-7.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I have the '43, '44 and '45 edition of FM 21-7
     
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    Today, I have posted up a long list of World War II-vintage Field Manuals produced by the War Department for the United States Army. “The List” includes 470 titles and revisions, and includes all of the titles authorized in the 1945 version of FM 21-6, as well as many others published previously. Read the whole post here:
    The List of World War II Field Manuals « War Department Reference Desk
    Or go straight to "The List" here:
    The List « War Department Reference Desk

    By the way, the list is in an HTML table, which should make it easier for collectors to copy and paste it into their favorite spreadsheet or database.


    Enjoy...
     
  10. Greg Canellis

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    Does anyone know when more of the Field Manuals at the Hyperwar web site will be accessible in PDF file? Many are already clickable, but many important FM's are not.

    Greg C.
     
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    That's because some have been Transferred to PDF Others haven't or You need a Written request to see who wants those Manuals and Why. The conspiracy of homeland Security.

    !n Archives Many Files will never be released or Blacked OUT Or haven't been Released, Or like in Canada I have To write or send them A Fax requesting the File ####### and seeing if It's available for Public Viewing. Then I have To pay the Shipping ++.
     
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    Thank you for your contribution It's appreciated.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Which ones are you after, specifically?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Or you could send me a PM. :cool:
     
  15. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Thank you, OpanaPointer for your incredible website Hyperwar and the vast resources of research material made available to all. I am in awe of the time and work that you have put in scanning or transcribing original documents and manuals. I don't think everyone on the Forum has realized that the websites in your signature are your own.:)
     
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    I have made the bulk of HyperWar's materiel (and substantially more) available for free download at:
    WWII manuals
     
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    Hello, going through storage stuff yesterday my fiance and I found these they were her grandfathers
     

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    Here are more
     

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    And here are the last ones
     

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    Jason4473, what a great find you have there, especially since the manuals are dated '41 through '45. FMs at least give us an idea of the training and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that WWII units followed. I always wondered how closely they were followed in combat, since the old addage is "once in combat, 'the book' goes out the window."

    Greg C.
     

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