Accession Number:

ADA954909

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY GROUND FORCES WASHINGTON DC HISTORICAL SECTION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1946-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE