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TITLE: The Signal Corps : the test (December 1941 to July 1943) / by George Reynor Thomspn .. [et al.].
AUTHOR: Thompson, George Raynor.
SERIES: United States Army in World War II. The technical services
SERIES: CMH pub. ; 10-7
SERIES: United States Army in World War II. Technical services.
PUBLISHED: Washington, Center of Military Hisotry, United States Army, 2003.
DESCRIPTION: xv, 621 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
NOTES: No longer available for sale by the Supt. of Docs.
NOTES: "First printed 1957"
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. [556]-571) and index.
NOTES: December 1941: War in the Philippines. The impact of war in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer -- The call for troops (January-February 1942): Plans for getting enlisted men. Plans for getting officers. Getting civilians -- The call for equipment (January-May 1942): Radio for mobile armies and for world communication. Radio Airborne. Radar into the air for interception and search. Ground radar: the continuing exigencies of coastal defense -- The first months of the war overseas (January-May 1942): Toward Pacific outposts. China-Burma-India vicissitudes -- Alaska communications (January-July 1942): The command network. Kodiak, Otter Point, Dutch Harbor. The Alcan Highway. Canol and the Northwest Ferry Route. Communications for ground and air warning systems -- The first billion dollar Signal Corps (January-July 1942): The training structure. Camp Crowder. Camp Kohler. Fort Monmount. Camp Murphy --
NOTES: Signal equipment: wire and radio (June-October 1942): Toward automatic teletype and tape relay, transformed by FM. Signal Corps provides VHF command radio for army airplanes -- Signal equipment: radar (June-October 1942): Airborne radars on the increase. IFF--Identification: friend or foe ; Signal Corps altimeters: Secretary Patterson's Objections ; AI--Airborne Interception Radar ; ASV--Air-to-Surface-Vessel Microwave Radar -- Ground radar potentialities multiplied by microwave techniques. SCR-296, Seacost Artillery Fire Control Radar ; SCR-582, Harbor Surveillance Radar ; SCR-615, Microwave Radar for GCI, ground-controlled interception ; SCR-602, Lightweight Warning Radar ; SCR-584, Microwave Tracking of GL, goun-laying radar ; MEW, Microwave Early Warning Radar -- Accumulating strength over the world (June-October 1942): Buold-up for the Air Forces in the Northeast. Radars for aircraft warning. Defense to offense in the West -- Preparing for the first major test (June-November 1942) --
NOTES: The test at issue in North Africa (November 1942-May 1943):Stabilizing TORCH communications. New developments in combat communications. Signal Corps radars meet the test of warr -- Photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps (January 1942-mid-1943): Combat photography: early units and problems. The Training Film Program. Summary: the status of APS at mid-year 1943 -- Global Communications (late 1942-mid-1943): The design for ACAN -- The technical service a supply service (late 1942-mid-1943) : Technical specialization vs. mass supply. The shrinking labor market. International aide. The shifting emphasis in procurement. The increasing importance of the distribution system -- Signal Corps position in mid-1943 (May-June 1943) : The situation at home and overseas. Headquarters crisis over supply and control problems.
SUBJECT: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
SUBJECT: World War, 1939-1945--Communications.
ADDED ENTRY: Center of Military History.

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