The Quartermaster Corps: Organization, Supply and Services, Volume II
This volume is the second in a series which records the experiences of the Quartermaster Corps in World War II.
This volume is the second in a series which records the experiences of the Quartermaster Corps in World War II. Instead of the single theme of supply, emphasized in Volume I, a variety of activities are discussed, some of which — conservation, reclamation, and salvage operations, and industrial demobilization — are related to supply. Others such as laundry operations, training of dogs, and care of the dead, are wholly unrelated to the Quartermaster supply function but are nevertheless important to the Army. The volume stresses the multiplicity of the Corps' duties and, in the complexities of modern warfare, the Army's need for trained Quartermaster specialists and units to support combat troops. The narrative sets forth the policies and problems involved in procuring and training Quartermaster personnel and the manner in which the Quartermaster Corps operated in the zone of interior.
Erna Risch, Chester L. Kieffer
Center of Military History United States Army