Book One World War Three 1946

Book One World War Three 1946
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Arming Spain by Mad Missouri


CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

WAR DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ORDNANCE
WASHINGTON

21 August 1946

FROM: General Campbell, Chief of Ordnance
TO: General Eisenhower, Chief of Staff
SUBJECT:*WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SPAIN-SHIPMENT OF

1.*DISCUSSION:

a.*The first large scale shipments of weapons and equipment to the Spain were completed 19 August. Here is a summary of what each was sent:
(1) M1 Helmets, with liners: 40,000
(2) Pistol, Caliber 9mm, Inglis HP: 2000
(3) Pistol, Caliber .45, 1911A1: 2500
(4) Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903A3: 15,000
(5) Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903A4: 500
(6) Rifle, Caliber .30, M1: 35,000
(7) Carbine, Caliber .30, M1: 15,000
(8) Machine Gun, Caliber .30, M1919A4: 2000
(9) Machine Gun, Caliber .50, M2HB: 500
(10) Sub-machine Gun, Caliber .45, M1/M1A1: 5000
(11) 2.36 inch Rocket Launcher M1/M1A1/M9: 4000
(12) Mortar, Caliber 60mm, M2: 4000
(13) Mortar, Caliber 81mm, M1: 2000
(14) Howitzer, 75mm, M3A3 carriage: 300
(15) Gun Motor Carriage, 75mm, M8: 80
(16) Gun, 155mm, M1917/M1918: 30
(17) Gun Motor Carriage, 155mm, M12: 8
(18) Howitzer, 105mm, M2A1: 70
(19) Gun Motor Carriage, 105mm, M7: 20
(20) Automatic Gun, 40mm, M1: 150
(21) Gun Anti-Aircraft, 3 inch, M3: 40
(22) Gun Anti-Aircraft, 90mm, M2: 40
(23) Gun Anti-Aircraft, 120mm, M1: 4
(24) Gun, 57mm, M1: 200
(25) Tank, Medium, M4(105): 100
(26) Tank, Medium, M4A3(76)W: 200
(27) Tank, Light, M5: 300
(28) Tank Recovery Vehicle, M31: 10
(29) Armored Car, M8: 200
(30) Truck, ¼ ton, 4x4, (jeep) MB/GPW: 1000
(31) Truck, 2 ½ ton, 6x6, M1 GMC: 500
(32) Truck, 2 ½ ton, 6x6, US6: 1000
(33) Carrier, Personnel, Half-track, M3: 500
(34) Ammunition, 7.92mm, for M43 rifles: 100,000*

b.*Included in the shipments were sufficient quantities of ammunition to sustain all weapons for 20 days of training and 70 days of average combat usage.*

c.*Further shipments besides ammunition resupply will be sent based on the recommendations of Spanish needs given by the Army Ground Forces training teams in country.

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