Kwajalein, Marshall Islands: 509th Composite Group, Headquarters, Office of the Deputy for Operations, 1946. Presumed first Edition, First printing thus. Stapled at upper left corner. 2 sheets, approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches, printed on one side only. Stapled at the top left corner. This is an incredibly rare and significant item of Atomic Weapons Testing ephemera, connected with both the 509th Composite Group and Operations Crossroads. This document is dated 25 Jun 46 and appears to be part of the planning for Operation Crossroads. It appears to be a mimeographed copy. The first page is text and the second has two circular diagrams. Example 2 RDS 190 degrees T through 310 degrees T. Example 2 RDS [unclear] through 280 degrees T. Example 2 NOTE King Flight Rendezvous at 26000 and Execute Plan Baker Immediately. Pare one has a NOTE at the bottom that says "In original SOP dated 22 Jun 46 paragraph two line three, cross out the word FOX and substitute the word DOG. 1. This appendix sets down the method of determining where Jig and King flights rendezvous. The change from the original fixed rendezvous point system is necessary because any predetermined fixed point may possibly be with the RDS and so be unsuitable for rendezvous. 2. B-29's Antique 1 and 3 will proceed to original rendezvous points and hold there until Mike plus six at which time they will proceed to the new rendezvous points....Jig flight will always rendezvous north of an East Weat [sp? West] line through the target and King flight south of the same line....3. The legs of the first elliptical pattern which Jig and King fights take up will be parallel to the apparent movement of the highest portion of the cloud.
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MTOUSA (Mediterranean Theater of Operations United States Army), Information and Education Section, 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. 95,  pages. Illustrations. Maps including of Po Valley. Drawings. DORNBUSCH 1653. Approximately 4.75 inches by 6.75 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling. Cover says: We Were There: From Gruber to the Brenner Pass. Front Cover is illustrated. Rear Cover has a poem entitled Wotan's Call by Pfc. Frank Kennegot, Headquarters Company, 349th Infantry. Statement at bottom of title page "Material in this story has been passed by the U.S. censor and may be mailed home". This pamphlet was given to troops of the 88th. As is typical with such 'in theater' publications, there are some pages which have some variation in printing but pages are legible. There are a couple of minor ink stains noted.
This appears to be reproduction, due to the white borders on the pages. Comb binding. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 100 pages. Illustration on front cover. Illustrations. Tabular Data. Cover has some wear and soiling. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Relatively fast and high-flying for a bomber of its era, the B-17 was used primarily in the European Theater of Operations and dropped more bombs than any other aircraft during World War II. It is the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the four-engined Consolidated B-24 Liberator and the multirole, twin-engined Junkers Ju 88. It was also employed as a transport, antisubmarine aircraft, drone controller, and search-and-rescue aircraft. In a USAAC competition, Boeing's prototype Model 299/XB-17 outperformed two other entries but crashed, losing the initial 200-bomber contract to the Douglas B-18 Bolo. Still, the Air Corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation, then introduced it into service in 1938. The B-17 evolved through numerous design advances but from its inception, the USAAC (later, the USAAF) promoted the aircraft as a strategic weapon. It was a relatively fast, high-flying, long-range bomber with heavy defensive armament at the expense of bombload. It also developed a reputation for toughness based upon stories and photos of badly damaged B-17s safely returning to base. The B-17 saw early action in the Pacific War, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields. But it was primarily employed by the USAAF in the daylight strategic bombing campaign over Europe.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. This Manual Supersedes FM 1-88, 7 July 1980. Wraps. Various paginations (approximately 400 pages). Illustrations. Appendixes on training information, a conversion chart, and tactical vehicle identification gaming device. Glossary. References. Index. When issues the distribution was restricted for official Government use only. Given the passage of time and the introduction of information into the public domain, this restriction is understood to no longer apply. Book has small creases to a few text pages. Cover is somewhat worn and soiled. The purpose of this manual is to familiarize aircrews with modern combat equipment, provide a reference for aircrew field use, and provide a guide for commanders conducting unit training in equipment recognition. The equipment shown in this manual is grouped by type: rotary-wing aircraft, fixed-wing aircraft, antiaircraft guns, surface-to-air missiles, armor, artillery, light armored vehicles, and miscellaneous equipment. This manual provides information on current operational combat vehicle, guns, and aircraft of the United States, allied western powers, and threat countries which reasonable can be expected to be observed from the air during hostilities. Included in this manual are the best photographs available at writing time. The tactical vehicle identification gaming device depicted in Appendix C can be used as an instructional tool for increasing knowledge of combat equipment and for proficiency testing. The device also may be effectively used in class instruction or for self-testing.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1961. Presumed First Edition, presumed reprint as date of issue was 1960. Wraps. 198,  pages. Illustrations (including fold-outs). Appendix I. References. Appendix II. Abbreviations and Symbols. Appendix III. Paints. Appendix IV. Construction Rates. Glossary. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. This manual supersedes TM 5-226, 6 May 1943, including C 1, 20 May 1944. This manual reflects the state of the art, the state of knowledge and the state of practice at the time the United States increased its military activity in Vietnam. This manual provides instruction and guidance for military personnel engaged in, or responsible for, carpentry and building construction. It is applicable for both training and field use.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters, 1991. Presumed First Edition, First printing --no indication that this supersedes any previously issued FM 25-50 or other predecessor document. Wraps. Three-hole punched, and two staples at the left side. Various paginations, approximately 150 pages. Footnotes. Illustrations (Tables, Figures). Tactical Situation Scenario. Sample Nuclear Field Standard Operating Procedures. Checklists. Glossary. References. Index. Some cover wear and soiling. Distribution was authorized to US government agencies to protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. Given the passage of time, it is understood that this dissemination restriction is not longer applicable. This manual's primary concept is to suggest methods of training forms the following two perspectives: Employment of US weapons and the defense against threat nuclear weapons; and War-gaming techniques which nuclear controllers use when conducting training. This manual specifically addresses nuclear training and describes how corps and division (div) commanders and their staffs can train their commands for nuclear operations. Brigade (bde) commanders can also use it to extract training requirements for their brigades; controllers can use it to provide feedback to players on the effects of both friendly and threat nuclear burst. This manual reflects current thoughts and augments existing doctrinal and training literature.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, December 1967. First Edition thus (revision of previous manuals). Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. 76,  pages. Illustrations. This manual supersedes TM 3-210, 22 May 1962, including C 1, 2 April 1964, and C 2, 17 January 1966; and TC 3-15, 23 June 1965. Includes Appendix A. (References), and Appendix B. (Example Problems). Three-hole punched. Covers somewhat discolored, text somewhat darkened. Ink note on the cover. Topics covered include Introduction to Fallout Prediction, Detailed Fallout Prediction, Simplified Fallout Prediction; Special Fallout Prediction Cases; Fallout Wind Vector Plot; Detailed Fallout Prediction Techniques; Effective Downwind Message; Prediction of Fallout From Atomic Demolition Munitions (ADM); Friendly Nuclear Strike Warning Message (General, Format for transmitting data); Tables, Figures, and Nomograms Used in Fallout Prediction (General, Purpose).
Washington DC: Department of the Army, 1973. First Edition thus, later (1975) printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11 inches. Three-hole punched and staplebound. 80 pages. Illustrations (graphs, nomograms, diagrams, formulae). References. Cover has some wear and soiling. A few pencil marks noted inside. This manual supersedes TM 3-210, 3 December 1967, including all changes. Its contents address Introduction to Fallout Prediction, Detailed Fallout Prediction, Simplified Fallout Predictions, Fallout Prediction for Atomic Demolition Munitions, Friendly Nuclear Strike Warning Message, and References. This manual provides guidance in the preparation of detailed and simplified fallout predictions to commanders of all echelons within the Army and provides procedural guidance for those persons operating the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Element (CBRE). The material in this manual is applicable to nuclear warfare conditions. This manual is in consonance with the international standardization agreements (STANAG) referenced within this manual. The need for a fallout prediction system stems form the large-area radiological contamination hazard that can develop from fallout-producing nuclear detonations. This large-area hazard is capable of producing mass casualties is its presence is not detected or if commanders at all echelons do not understand its effects and take action to minimize these effects. Thus, fallout has a considerable impact on military planning and operations.
1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus (no indication that this supersedes a previous manual). Wraps. Various paginations. Illustrations. Appendix A-D (The Principles of War, Combat Drill, Preparation of Fighting Positions, and Night Operations). Glossary. References. Index. Cover has substantial wear and soiling. Cover torn at bottom front spine. Edge soiling. Interior pages clean. Cover has a distribution restriction. This publication contains technical or operational information that was, at the time, for official government use only. Distribution was limited to US government agencies. Requests for the release of this publication needed to be made to the Commander, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia. It is understood that given the passage of time and the likelihood that this publication, or significant portions thereof, were released in connection with Foreign Military Sales or the Freedom of Information Act, that no distribution restriction currently applies. This manual represents the state of the art, the state of practice, and the state of knowledge just prior to U.S. engagement in the First Persian Gulf War.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters, 1992. Later printing. Wraps with attachment. Approximately 4 inches by 5.75 inches. Various paginations (32 pages plus covers). Figures. Tabular Data. This Manual supersedes TB CML 92, 14 Feb 63, including all changes. This manual includes Chapter 1. Introduction with a General discussion and a Description. Chapter 2 Operating Instruction includes section I. The ABC-M1A1 RADIAC Calculator and II The M4A1 Nuclear Yield Calculator. With the printed manual is a plastic bag with the designator Calculator Set, RADIAC and Nuclear Yield: BC-M28A1 NSC 6665-00-130-3616. Inside are RADIAC Calculator , ABC-M1A1 which has Instructions on one side and three multicolor circular elements on the other side. The circular calculator has a 4.5 inch diameter. A second disc, entitled Calculator, Nuclear Yield ABC M4A1 is also present with calculation elements on both side. This second circular calculator also has a 4.5 inch diameter. There is a plastic insert with text on each side. One side states Sample Calculations, Calculator, Nuclear Yield, ABC M4A1. The other side states Sample Problem: ABC-M1A1, RADIAC Calculator.
Washington DC: Department of The Army, Headquarters, 1970. 1970 reprint of 1957 original issue. Wraps. 285,  pages. Contains copyrighted material. Wraps. Illustrations. Tables. References. Index. Some soiling to covers. This represents the state of knowledge and the state of practice at the time the United States was increasing its involvement in Vietnam. United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. As of 27 July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. Starting in 2010, the US Army began review and revision of all of its doctrinal publications, under the initiative "Doctrine 2015". Since then, the most important doctrine have been published in Army Doctrine Publications (ADP) and Army Doctrine Reference Publications (ADRP), replacing the former key Field Manuals. Army Techniques Publications (ATP), Army Training Circulars (TC), and Army Technical Manuals (TM) round out the suite new of doctrinal publications. Not all FMs are being rescinded. Select Field Manuals will continue to be published, periodically reviewed and revised.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters and US Marine Corps, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First Printing thus. Wraps. Three hole-punched and staplebound. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Distribution was authorized to US government agencies only to protect technical or operational information, as well as unclassified, controlled, nuclear information (UCNI) material from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This determination was made 29 November 1991. It is understood that due to the passage of time and increase in publicly available information this restriction no longer applies. This publication supercedes the nuclear/radiological portions of FM 3-3, dated 30 September 1986. Various paginations (approximately 300+ pages). Figures. Tables/Tabular Data, Appendices. References. Glossary. Reproducible Forms. This we understand was the Army’s last and most comprehensive word, on how troops would confront the effects of nuclear weapons on the battlefield. IT was also jointly issued with the Marine Corps since their troops could also be expected to be on the ground in a 'post-detonation' operational environment. Much of the emphasis is on establishing and communicating the spatial extent of fallout from adversarial nuclear weapons explosions, and understanding its impact on battlefield operations. This really is the definitive work on the subject at the end of the Twentieth Century. Included also is AREA PREDICTOR, RADIOLOGICAL FALLOUT, ABC-M5A2, a 24”X39” flexible translucent overlay sheet with stenciled templates for first-order fallout area delineation on US Army maps; its use is fully described in the FM 3-3-1 manual.
Battle Creek, MI: Federal Civil Defense Administration, National Headquarters, 1957. Copy [one of unknown number of multiple contemporary copies] of Memorandum, with draft attached. Two-hole punched, disbound, held together with a clip. Cover memorandum with number stamps, ink notations and the name Donald J. Kimeldorf on front., transmitting a draft copy of a proposed FCDA Technical Bulletin on the Radiobiologic Effects of Radiation. Memorandum was signed out by Jack C. Greene, Director of the Radiological Defense Division. RARE SURVIVING COPY OF NEAR FINAL DRAFT. Draft, dated 2-25-57 and with a number stamped on first page, has 21 pages, Appendix A (6 figures), and Five additional figures. This bulletin is divided into five major sections: The first section concerns basic radiobiologic information that is required for the basis of answers given in sections II, III,m and IV. Sections II, III, and IV deal with topics concerning injury to human beings; environmental modifications and population group injury. They are presented in question and answer form. Section V gives a general discussion of civil defense applications of this information. The reason for preparing this bulletin in advance of publication of the NCRP Sub-Committee Handbook on "Irradiation Injury" was to provide guidance that was deemed urgently needed by civil defense planners. Survival studies in which plans for defense against nuclear attack needed guidance of this type to formulate realistic scenarios. This bulletin was intended to serve as an interim measure until the Committee's more complete treatment became available. Kimeldorf was a major scientific leader. His book with Ed Hunt entitled "Ionizing radiation: Neural function and behavior" is a thorough description of the physiological and behavioral effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.
Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska: Strategic Air Command Headquarters, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Three-hole punched, disbound, help together with binder clip. iv. 144 pages. Figures. Tabular data. Tables. Formulae. Maps. Glossary. Originally Marked For Official Use Only. Notation on front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page soiling. Page numbers have been omitted from unused pages 65 and 68. Scarce surviving copy. This manual augments information contained in the SAC Tactical Doctrine, the applicable aircrew flight and weapons handbooks, and AFM 51-40, concerning combat navigation and bombing for tactical crews assigned to the Strategic Air Command. While not all procedures contained herein are mandatory, the manual will be considered a firm guide to various methods of performing applicable tactics in execution of the assigned EWO [Electronic Warfare Officer] sortie. Where a choice of procedures is provided, crews will be responsible for becoming proficient in methods which best suit their individual requirements. This manual was in force during the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Offutt Air Force Base, NE: Strategic Air Command, Headquarters, 1959. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , , [ii],108 pages. List of Illustrations. Footnotes. Illustrations. Staple bound and three-hole punched. No back cover present. Text is complete. This supersedes SACM 160-1R, Jul 58. Upon reorganization of the unit, SACM 160-1, Sep 56, C1 28 Feb 57, and SACM 160-3, Jun 56, will no longer apply and will be removed from units files. This manual prescribes instructions in organization, equipping, training, and guidance in the operation of SAC medical support. Among the topics covered are: Medical Group Commander, Administrative Services, Clinical Medical Service, Aviation Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Dental Service, Tactical Medical Support. Forward Base Medical Support, Training, Air Transportable Medical Service, Material Requirements, Medical Treatment Facilities. A Guide to USAF Wartime Planning, and Management of War Reserve Assets.
London [?]: European Advisory Commission, 1945. Presumed one of multiple original copies. Map. Map Format is approximately 25.5 inches by 19 inches. Folded in half and then several times so that there are 10 panes, not of uniform size. Map is on one side of the sheet only. Scale is 1:1,000,000. Left margin is approximately one half inch. Right margin is about one-eighth of an inch. Lower margin is approximately 3.5 inches and has substantial information on tows, canals, canal capacity, railways, and boundaries. The top margin is approximately 2 inches and has the scale and the word "Austria". The basic map, designated at SHAEF No. 36, was photolithographed by 13 M. R. S., R.E., in 1944. This version was prepared by P.H. P. Research (ink notation). A red line for Zones has been added in ink. Boundaries of the France, U.K., U.S.S. R., and the U.S.A. zones are in read. The boundaries of the city of Vienna is shown in red, with a blue outer circle. In the upper right corner is the following handwritten ink notation: "Map "A" annexed to the Agreement on Zones of Occupation in Austria of 9th July 1945". This is followed by several initial and the date of 9 vii 1945. This appears to be one of the maps prepared for the negotiations by the European Advisory Commission that met in London in 1945 and established the Zones of Occupation in Austria.