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Supplying Europe: Crossing an Ocean Full of Wolves
Of the many struggles during the era of World Wars I and II, logistics of moving materiel from the United States to the Allies in Europe proved to be a costly and difficult endeavor. German U-boats plagued the Atlantic and were sinking ships virtually indiscriminately. Adoption of convoy systems was used to mitigate the hazards of these so-called “wolf pack” hunts. However, this still did not stop numerous losses both prior to and during their implementation. Struggles began prior to any declaration of war by the Americans. This was primarily due to the shipping of supplies to Western Europe for the Entente and later the Allies. World War I saw the export of small arms and ammunition among other personal accoutrements to the British and French. In some instances, this cargo was transported on civilian flagged vessels as it transited the Atlantic. The first major loss of American assets came
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Army Materiel Command at Rock Island Arsenal
The history that leads to the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) is that of military logistics as a whole. Sun Tzu defined logistics as “A general science forming the most essential parts of the art of war.” Logistics has been a struggle that spans the age of war. From the age
Lockheed A-12 Oxcart
Succeeded by it’s younger Blackbird counterpart, the A-12 Oxcart was Lockheed’s response to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) need for a high-altitude supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft. Smaller,
Fact sheets act as a cursory examination of a particular element (i.e. artillery, aircraft, miscellaneous weapon systems). These are generally updated as content necessitates, but occasionally will include others. There are at least thirty publicized fact sheets that are included in distributed media. Others are posted in this section for use on this website. You can view a full list of the fact sheets by clicking the link under the newest fact sheet to the left.
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