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Fm_10-5_quartermaster Field Manual_quartermaster Operations_march 10, 1941

Fm_10-5_quartermaster Field Manual_quartermaster Operations_march 10, 1941

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The mission of the Quartermaster Corps is to
assure the successful operation of the Army of the United
States by accomplishing efficiently and economically the general
function of providing food, clothing, equipment, housing,
transportation, and similar services assigned to the corps by
law or regulation.
The mission of the Quartermaster Corps is to
assure the successful operation of the Army of the United
States by accomplishing efficiently and economically the general
function of providing food, clothing, equipment, housing,
transportation, and similar services assigned to the corps by
law or regulation.

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U.S.
ARMY
MIUTARY
HISTORY
INSWirlE
MHI
CARUSLE
BARRACKS.PA
170
flf
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Copy
3
WAR
DEPARTMENT
QUARTERMASTER
FIELD
MANUAL
QUARTERMASTER
OPERATIONS
March
10,1941
AUTHORNY
HISTORICAL
FILl
 
FM
10-5
C
i
QUARTERMASTER
FIELD
MANUAL
QUARTERMASTEROPERATIONS
CHANGES
WAR
DEPARTMENT,
No.
1
WASHINGTON,
July
16,
1941.
FM
10-5,
March
10,
1941,
Is
changed
as
follows:
*
112.
DelI.NmoNs.
b.
Call.-A
call
is
a
demand
for the
delivery
of
supplies
under
the
terms
of
a
credit.
([A.
.
62.11
(6-7-41).]
(C
1,
July
18,1941.)
*
115.
QUARTERMASTET
REoIMENT,
INFANTRY
DIVISION
(SQUARE).
C.
Service
company
(Company
6).-The
principal
functions
ofthe
service
company
are
to
handle
and
care
for
the
loads
of
the trucks
and
trains
and
to
furnish
personnel
for
handling
quartermaster
supplies
at
divisionsupply points.
It
also
forms
thenucleus
ofthe
division
labor
pool.
This
company
usually
moves
with
the
truck
battalions
and
bivouacs in
the
vicinity
of
the
railhead.
(A.
0.
062.11
(6-
7-41.]
>(C
1,
July
16, 1941.)
*
116.
DIVISION
QyAIR
MAsTEn's
OFFICE.
(4) Rescfnded..
*
*
_,
*·
*
IA.
G.
062.11
(6-7-41).]
(c
1,
July
16,
1941.)
*
117.
QuA.ZRTEiMisrR
BATTALION,
INFANTDY
DIVISION
(TRI-
ANGou.AR).-This
battalion
consists
* **
division
head-
quarters
staff.
The
serviceplatoon
furnishes
the
labor
for
handling
supplies
and
is
the
nucleus
for the
division
labor
pool.
200960'-41
 
QUAsTEBMASTERFrELDMANUAL
The
maintenanceplatoon
furnishes
forms
the
nucleusof
the
division
motor
pool.
(A.
0.
062.11
(--7-41).]
(C
1,
July
16,
1941.)
*
118. QuARTRMAlTrn
OPsaaTONS
INFANTRY
Di
v
I
s
I
N
(
SQUAs).
i.
Divisionreserve.
(1)
Each
kitchen
can
usually
carry
one
"A,"
"B,"
or
"C"
ra-
tlon.
As
a
general
rule,
the
ration
cycle
* * *
with
breakfast the
next
day.
k.
Kitchens.-The
meals
are
prepared
at
the
bivouacs
of
the
kitchens,
grouped
by
regiments
(or
battalions),
and
imme-
diately
after
dark, trucks
are
dispatched
to
locations
from
which
the
food
can
be
carried
to
the
front
lines.
*
......
*
r.
Graves
registration.-(1)
In
stabilized
situations,
graves
registration
and
mortuary
matters
are
functions of
the
division
qnuartermaster.
The
graves
registration
section
of
the
division
quartermaster's
office
is responsible
for
the
location
of
ceme-
teries
and
theregistration
of
graves
therein.
This
section
is
responsible
for
proper
sketches
showing
permanent
landmarks
and
compilation
of
data
necessary
to
locatethe
cemeteries.
It
is
alsoresponsible
for
identification
and proper
burial
and
keepsthe number
of
single
graves
to
a
minimum.
The
inspection,
collection,
and
disposition
of
personal
effects
of
the
dead
are
performed
under
supervision
of
this
section.
This
section
is
also
responsible
for
general supervision
of
all
attached
graves
registration
units.
Their
primary
function is
to
perform
cleri-
cal
and supervisory
work.
Thelabor
in
connection
with
burial
Is
performed
either
by
labor
from
the
service
companies
of
quartermasterunits
or
by
the
troops.
In a
rapidly
moving
situation
a
"team"
composedof
graves
registration
troops,
labor
units,
medical
service,
and
truckunits,
formed
by
Army
or
GHQ
to
follow
up
and
do
this
work,
may
be
located
at
eachof
the
collecting
stations
and
at
the
division
clearing
stations;that
is,
at
points
where
the
greatest
number
of dead
are
to
be
found.The
graves
registration
unit, assisted by
a2

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