FM 5-5, Engineer Field Manual, Engineer Troops,
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While searching websites for an answer to a question i had as to whether engineer units had thier own portable sawmills or used any locals mills to supply lumber and timbers for bridges or buildings etc. I came across the website for the 9th Infantry Division. Lo & behold on one of their pages are copies of Field manuals including 4 Engineer FMs:

FM 5-5 Engineer Field Manual, Engineer Troops

Dated: October 11, 1943

FM 5-15 Field Manual, Engineer Corps, Field Fortifications

Dated: February 14, 1944

FM 5-20 Field Manual, Camouflage, Basic Principles

Dated: February, 1944

FM 5-20 Field Manual, Engineer Corps, Comuflage of Bivouacs, Posts, etc...

Dated: May, 1944

 

FM 5-5 gave me the answer, they used both. This FM layouts the types, organization & operations of all the different types of engineer units. It sure is great to have an online reference for all this info!

 

Home :: 9th Infantry Division, 39th Regiment, Easy Company

 

The manual page: Lists Infantry & Engineer manuals they have.

Free Downloadable Manuals

 

FM_5-5_Engineer_Troops_1943.pdf

 

FM_5-15_Field_Fortifications_1944.pdf

 

FM_5-20_Camouflage_1944.pdf

 

/FM_5-20C_Camouflage_of_Bivouacs,_CPs,_Supply_Points,_and_Med.pdf

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Tremendous. You can find out just about anything on the net these days.

 

Speaking of lists, make sure you check out our Engineer History page on the main site:

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/history.htm

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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