Infantry Combat Medics in Europe, 1944-45 by T. Shilcutt

By T. Shilcutt

Combat medics tailored and innovated, overcoming inadequacies within the US Army's scientific procedure and demanding shortcomings of their personal education. They discovered quick to change, avoid or forget about status working techniques as a way to retailer lives, yet inherent tensions inside infantry devices built to create a paradoxical tradition of attractiveness and isolation. an in depth exam of legit files and interviews to discover the scientific soldier's warfare in Europe finds that the Army's gross overlook in education formed a naïve conception of the strive against medic's position. but, despite the inability of sensible guidance and the terrible situations during which they labored, wrestle medics proved terribly able, artistic and devoted to doing whatever essential to practice their tasks because the crucial first hyperlink within the wounded solder's existence chain.

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46 P. H. Hostetter (1999) Doctor and Soldier in the South Pacific (Versailles, MO: B-W Graphics), “armloads” p. 14 and pp. 6–30. 47 Hostetter, Doctor and Soldier, pp. 14, 15; Questionnaire, “usual” McDonald, and Miller and Price. 48 Questionnaire, Price. 49 Hostetter, Doctor and Soldier, pp. 15. , pp. 16. 51 FM 7–30, (1 June 1944) “Service Company and Medical Detachment (Supply and Evacuation) Infantry Regiment” (Washington, D. : Government Printing Office). 52 Hostetter, Doctor and Soldier, pp.

39 Taylor, Mullins, and Parks, Medical Training, pp. 7–13. , pp. 97–100; UAR, “Camp Barkeley 1942–1945,” RG 112, NARA. 41 Questionnaire, Aschoff; UAR, “Camp Barkeley 1942–1945,” “Camp Robinson, 1943,” “Camp Lee/ Pickett, 1942–1943,” and “Camp Grant 1943,” RG 112, NARA; Taylor, Mullins, and Parks, Medical Training, pp. 110–114. In addition to the Barkeley school, the Army organized additional Prep Schools attached to the MAC-OCS program: one opened in November 1941 at Camp Lee and two others opened in early 1942 at Camps Grant and Robinson.

The two battle-tried men “laughed like mad” and immediately bonded to their new medic and he to them. 48 The air around Winson screamed with incoming artillery and mortar fire as he made his way across a sugar beet field to help his first wounded comrade. ” He crawled so close to the ground that he “could have been mistaken for a mole” and the sugar beets’ foliage, no more than ten inches high, seemed to him a screen effectively shielding him from any harm. Relying on the real or imagined protection of the plant growth, he reached the casualty.

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