25th Air Service Group

Hq and Base Services Squadron 35th Air Engineering Sq 578th Air Material Sq

1903 ORDNANCE COMPANY AMMUNITION (AVN)

APO 493 c/o Postmaster, New York

HISTORICAL REPORT

The month of February 1945 saw the usual camp duties performed at APO 493.  The return of Bomber Command Personnel from bases in the Forward Area in China resulted in increased missions by B-29's from India Bases.  Personnel of the Depot Office were busy issuing 500 lb, 1,000 lb GP bombs, 500 lb incendiary bombs, and 1,000 lb Aerial Mines.

On 20 February 1945 all Enlisted Men on Detached Service at APO 487 and APO 629 re-joined the Company.  Eleven Enlisted Men on Detached Service with the Company from the 2018th Quartermaster Truck Company departed for their parent organization.

Packing and crating of all organizational equipment continued during the month and all vehicles were inspected and prepared for shipment.  Shortages in T/E equipment were being made up.

The Company basketball team won the Base League, remaining undefeated in two rounds.  The completion on the outdoor theater in the Company Area plus the availability of the other theaters on the base resulted in large attendance at the movies by personnel of this Company.  During the month between fifteen and twenty new applications were submitted for correspondence courses offered by the Army Institute.

 

Linwood K. Thompson

Captain Ord Dept

Historical Officer