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The minimum citation for an army field manual must include the date of publication. For this manual, “FM 11-10, 1940,” is the minimum unambiguous citation.


This is a digital copy of a printed manual. The digital document has been modified by related diagrams to make them easier to read. The manual was supplied to the UNL Libraries through InterLibrary Loan. This manual has been damaged by mending. Several pages were glued in following Page 72.


This manual is a plan for organizing Signal Corps services within the continental US and in theatres of operation. This manual was issued shortly before the US entered World War II. I imagine that the actual organization of Signal Corps services during the war was considerably different from what was shown in this manual. One humorous feature of this manual is the attention given to the “Pigeon Company.”