Accession Number:

ADA954906

Title:

History of the Army Ground Forces. Study Number 13. Activation and Early Training of 'D' Division

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ARMY FIELD FORCES FORT MONROE VA HISTORICAL SECTION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1948-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This narrative was prepared in the Historical Section, Headquarters. The object sought was to show the impact of AGF policies on an infantry division during its formative period and to give a divisions-eye view of the early phase of its training. The materiel here presented is of sufficient value to justify the publication of this history of the early training of a division. D division is a hypothetical unit, but its history as recorded herein is representative of the experience of real divisions activated in 1943. Nearly all the incidents of the narrative have a factual basis, and none was included which under conditions then prevalent could have happened to some genuine division. Contents Preactivation period, Activation, Basic Training, The MTP Test, Unit Training, Platoon Proficiency Test, The Special Battle CoursesInfiltration, Combat-in-Cities, Close Combat, Reorganization under TOE dated 15 July 1943, Artillery Demonstration.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE