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By George Raynor Thompson, Dixie R. Harris

With this quantity Dr. Thompson and Mrs. Harris finish the tale of U.S. military sign Corps operations in global battle II. the result is essentially successful tale, because it alternatives up in 1943 and incorporates on prior V-J Day. Of all of the technical companies, the sign Corps was once least ready for warfare in 1941. yet via mid-war the Corps was once working successfully at domestic and around the globe. having said that, there have been regularly problems to be triumph over. additional, different businesses performed feuds and raids. the military Air Forces, although utilizing sign Corps apparatus during the finish of the battle, used to be by no means happy with it. The authors have informed the tale with candor. the perspective is that of the sign Corps, however the variety of subject material may still turn out attention-grabbing and instructive to army males and to scholars of either expertise and public management.

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The Signal Corps: the outcome (mid-1943 through 1945)

With this quantity Dr. Thompson and Mrs. Harris finish the tale of U. S. military sign Corps operations in international battle II. the end result is basically successful tale, because it choices up in 1943 and consists of on prior V-J Day. Of all of the technical companies, the sign Corps was once least ready for battle in 1941. yet by way of mid-war the Corps used to be working successfully at domestic and around the globe.

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Then near Chauny . . soon to move to Charleroi. I asked General Hodges when he expected to move to Charleroi. He replied, 'I do not know. ' "54 Communications required the expenditure of considerable amounts of time, manpower, and transportation. A commander willing to recognize that fact could have virtually anything he wanted in the way of communications facilities. " 55 THE SIGNAL CORPS The Importance of Signal Planning In no other field was the relationship between the signal officer and the commander closer than in the area of planning.

And although control of combat communications was no longer a part of the Signal Corps mission as it had been in World War I, the Signal Corps still provided signal doctrine and signal equipment down to every last army communicator. To fulfill their mission, Signal Corps radiomen and wiremen built networks of wire lines and radio circuits over continents and oceans to reach the theaters of war. In the theaters they wove these vital nets over beaches, mountains, rivers, and plains so as to serve the troops in combat.

As the Army's communications agency, the Signal Corps had specific duties in the field. Spelled out by regulations (as of 1943), these duties included the installation, maintenance, and operation of all signal communications within armies; within army, armored, and cavalry corps; and within infantry, cavalry, motorized, and armored divisions. 42 The principles of signal operations in the field were not new. They followed well-established signal doctrine, as it had been practiced in the United States 41 Maj.

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