Book on vehicles markings in 1944

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Book on vehicles markings in 1944

Post by Av8er » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:44 pm

This is a repost from a different thread.

There have been frequent discussions on vehicle markings on this forum. I recently found this new resource on vehicle markings in 1944 and am not aware if it was previously posted on the forum as being available. The book goes into great details on markings for different units to include; Infantry, Airborne, Armor, USAAF. It also includes TOE (Table of Organization and Equipment) which shows the actual vehicle allotment for different units and discusses the individual vehicle types. For all the Airborne enthusiasts you may want to note that a Parachute Infantry Regiment was only allotted 15 Jeeps for the entire Regiment with the majority of them assigned to it’s Service Company (likely at least 10 of the 15, as they were also issued 10 trailers). So, there were no Jeeps available to be allotted or assigned below the Battalion level to individual Companys. One thing that was not noted in the book was that Parachute Infantry tended to replace the “- I” bumper marking for Infantry with “PI” for Parachute Infantry. The book does not address this probably because it was not authorized by the regulations. Anyway, the book is a excellent resource for restorers and is available on Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S83H8R6/re ... TF8&btkr=1
1943 Ford GPW #113639 USA-20385133
1943 RIA M3A4 Hand Cart


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