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The Use of Horses and Mules in Modern Warfare

By CAPTAIN Louis B. Gerow, Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review – November-December 1928 SUCH tremendous strides have been made in the manufacture and utilization of mechanical means, including transport, as exemplified by the mechanization and motorization programs adopted by industry and as contemplated by the War Department, that one wonders, in this “Motor Age,” whether the […]

Horses and Mules and National Defense

1958, Office of the Quartermaster General by Mrs. Anna L. Waller NOTE: This document does not contain photographs and appendixes from the original publication. Compiled by Mrs. Anna L. Waller, Contracting Officer, Office of The Quartermaster General, for the Purchase of Horses, Mules and Dogs. Mrs. Waller began her career in the Government Service in […]

The Quartermaster Remount Service

The Early Days The procurement and training of animals for military use has been a function of the Quartermaster Department since its inception in 1775.  Animals were used for transporting supplies and men prior to the use of motor vehicles. At that time, transportation overland meant movement by horses, mules, and oxen. The purchase or […]

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Flag Making Tradition at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot

by John V. Haggard Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot Historian Undated Document (1950s era) from the Quartermaster Museum Library Short history of flag production at the Philadelphia QM Depot Click to see full sized photo The betsy Ross flag-making story brought to life after the Civil War has been growing since then and is now accepted as […]

A New Star for the Flag

The Story Behind, A New Star for the Flag Colonel John D. Martz, Jr. Army Information Digest – July 1959 The design of the 49 and 50 star flags by the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Click photo to see full sized image Quartermaster General MG Andrew T. McNamara and President Eisenhower examine new 49 star flag For […]

Officer Rank and Branch Insignia -1907

lithographic plates extracted from: The Uniform of the Army of the United States October 1, 1908 Complied by the authority of the Secretary of War Under the Supervision of  Brigadier General J.B. Aleshire Quartermaster General, U.S.A. General Officer Rank Officer Branch Colors/Buttons Colonel Rank Service Coat Insignia/Officer Rank Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Rank Branch Insignia for […]

Noncommissioned Officer Rank Chevrons -1907

lithographic plates extracted from: The Uniform of the Army of the United States October 1, 1908 Complied by the authority of the Secretary of War Under the Supervision of  Brigadier General J.B. Aleshire Quartermaster General, U.S.A. Cavalry Dress Chevrons Engineer/ Signal Dress Chevrons Cavalry/Infantry Dress Chevrons Olive Drab Field Chevrons #1 Infantry/Coast Artillery Dress Chevrons […]

Equipment for Airborne Troops

Extracted from: Chapter VI, Equipment for Airborne and Amphibian Troops Quartermaster Equipment for Special Forces By Thomas M. Pitkin Q.M.C. Historical Studies No. 5, February 1944 Historical Section, Office of the Quartermaster General One of the more spectacular developments in modern warfare has been the use of parachute troops to occupy hostile airfields and strong […]

Airborne & Special Operations Insignia

Images will be added as time permits. Some pages may load slowly due to quantity and size of images. Patches (Shoulder Sleeve Insignia) Unit Crests (Distinctive Unit Insignia) Parachute Badge History Glider Badge Military Free Fall Parachute Badge Ranger Tab Pathfinder Badge Rigger Badge History Special Forces Tab Rigger Insignia