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Accession Number : ADA954909

 

Title : History of the Army Ground Forces. Study Number 22. The Amphibious Training Center,

 

Corporate Author : ARMY GROUND FORCES WASHINGTON DC HISTORICAL SECTION

 

Personal Author(s) : Becker,M. O.

 

Report Date : 1946

 

Pagination or Media Count : 78

 

Abstract : On May 9 1942, the War Department tentatively outlined the part Army Ground Forces was to play in amphibious training. Army Ground Forces was made responsible for the shore-to-shore amphibious training of the twelve divisions trained in the United States. The objective on that date was to train four divisions at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts; six divisions at Carrabelle, Florida; and two at Fort Lewis, Washington. **The 1st, 3d, and 9th Divisions were not included in this training program because they had either received such training or were undergoing it at the time. The Camp Edwards training was to be completed between 15 July 1942 and 1 November 1942. The training at Carrabelle was to be initiated at a later date to be set when camp facilities and boats became available. Similarly, the mission prescribed for Fort Lewis was contingent upon the availability of boats. This is a unit history completed in 1946. Several photographs are included.

 

Descriptors : AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, AVAILABILITY, BOATS, FACILITIES, FLORIDA, HISTORY, LAND WARFARE, MASSACHUSETTS, TRAINING, UNITED STATES, WARFARE

 

Subject Categories : HUMANITIES AND HISTORY

MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS

 

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

 

http://stinet.dtic.mil/oai/oai?verb=getRec...ifier=ADA954909

 

 

**Marion's note: This was indeed true for they were training on the Solomon's in the Chesepeake Bay, along with the 36th and 540th Combat Engineers. I have this in my documentation. Also found this site tonight: http://cradleofinvasion.calvertmarinemuseum.com/index.html

 

I contacted them and asked if I could use the info in my documentary. Told them I would share all the info I had too.

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Here's another link to go with this info

 

http://wilmon.com/usnatbsmd.html

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