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 Korean War Field Manuals

Korean War Field Manuals

20,570 pages of Korean War field manuals. The 87 manuals date from 1949 to 1955. Some of the material was not officially declassified until February of 2004.

Highlights among the 87 field manuals include:

FM 23-5 U.S. Rifle Caliber .30, M1

This field Manual states, "The purpose of this manual is to teach you how to fire your rifle correctly and how to take care of it, both in the field and in garrison. By mastering the material in this manual, you can help yourself to become a good rifleman and a better member of your team-the rifle squad. The rifle is the basic weapon of the United States Army. Although you use it to shoot at a bull's eye today, your target tomorrow may be the enemy. For that reason there is no part of shooting that is about right. In combat, you either HIT or you MISS, and your own life as well as the lives of other men of your unit may depend on your skill as a rifleman."

FM 23-35 Pistols and Revolvers

This Manual covers the Automatic Pistol, caliber .45 M1911, Automatic Pistol, caliber .45 M19111, The Colt revolver, caliber.38, 2-Inch barrel, Detective Special, The Smith and Wesson revolver, caliber .45, M1917, and the Colt revolver, caliber .45, M1917. Topics covered include: disassembling and assembling, care and cleaning, functioning, spare parts and accessories, ammunition, individual safety precautions, malfunctions and stoppages, mechanical training, preparatory training, qualification firing, and marksmanship.

FM 30-5 Combat Intelligence

This manual sets forth the intelligence functions, the operations involved in the collection and processing of information, and the production and use of combat intelligence by divisions and lower units in combat. It contains the basic military intelligence doctrine at these echelons for intelligence personnel of tactical units, and was the primary reference for all commanders at these echelons. It was the basic manual upon which branch intelligence manuals were based. This manual contains samples of forms used by the intelligence officer to aid him in the production of intelligence, and forms and examples of the intelligence estimates, reports, plans, and studies for which the intelligence officer is responsible.

Topic covered include: Tactical units, Production of Combat Intelligence, Collection-Sources and Agencies, Sources of information, Information collecting agencies, Processing Information, Use of Intelligence, Employment by G-2, Dissemination, Direction of the Collection Effort, Reconnaissance, Ground reconnaissance, Counterreconnaissance, Air reconnaissance, Exploitation of Sources, Enemy order of battle, Counterintelligence operations, Counterintelligence procedures, Communication Intelligence and Communication Security, Communication intelligence, Communication security, Intelligence planning methods, and Planning for special operations.

FM 72-20 Jungle Operations

This field manual describes the difficulties of military operations in a jungle and explains how they may be overcome. It describes how military units may most easily navigate a jungle, and is designed to amplify accepted tactical doctrine and techniques when applied to jungle operations. It tells how to solve the problems of supply and establishes the methods that must be practiced for individual and group survival. Topics include: Effect of jungle on operations, Factors influencing jungle tactics, Troop movements and marches, Offensive combat, Defensive combat, Retrograde movements, and Practical hints for jungle living.

FM 6-20 Artillery Tactics and Technique

This field manual is a guide for artillery officers and artillery commanders and their staffs and commanders of other combat arms at echelons above battalion. It is principally concerned with the tactical employment of artillery in the combat zone. It covers organization, command, and tactical control of artillery. It includes a discussion of the techniques involved in target acquisition, artillery fire planning, and the direction of artillery fires. It includes a general discussion of the principles, organization, and techniques of fire support coordination with particular emphasis given to artillery aspects. The employment of artillery in airborne, amphibious, and other special operations are covered.

FM 6-140 The Field Artillery Battery

This field manual is a guide for unit commanders and section leaders in the tactics and technique of the employment of the field artillery observation battalion and batteries. The manual covers the organization, duties of personnel, training, and tactical employment of the field artillery observation battalion and batteries. It also covers techniques involved in sound, flash, and radar ranging; and survey and meteorological operations.

FM 7-10 Rifle Company Infantry Regiment

This field manual is a guide to the tactical employment of the rifle company and its elements. It covers organization, weapons, individual duties, movement to contact, offensive action, defensive action, retrograde movements, operations under special terrain conditions, supply evacuation, maintenance, and communication.

FM 10-63 Handling of Deceased Personnel in Theaters of Operations

This field manual provides technical assistance to personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force engaged in graves registration service activities in theaters of operations and is a guide in the search, recovery, and evacuation of deceased personnel; location and layout of temporary cemeteries; identification and burial of the dead; and preparation of reports and records.

FM 19-5 Military Police

The purpose of this field manual was to furnish a basic guide for military police in the performance of their duties. This manual covers the mission and organization of military police units; the appearance, conduct, duties, authority, jurisdiction, and training of military police; and the methods and techniques to be used by military police in discharging their duties in an efficient and creditable manner.

FM 19-40 Handling Prisoners of War

The purpose of this field manual was to serve as an operational guide for military police and other officers and enlisted men in active theaters of operations in handling, processing, interning, and utilizing for labor purposes enemy prisoners of war. This field manual covers pertinent aspects of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 that pertain to the treatment of prisoners of war. It covers operations of capturing troops; collection; interrogation; evacuation; handling prisoners of war in division, corps, army, and communications zone areas; disciplinary measures; utilization of prisoner-of-war labor; and operations and functions of the military police prisoner-of-war processing company and the military police guard company.

Field manual titles on the disc include:

FM 23-35 Pistols and Revolvers

FM 23-5 U.S. Rifle Caliber .30, M1

FM 7-10 Rifle Company Infantry Regiment

FM 57-30 Airborne Operations

FM 20-100 Army Aviation

FM 6-20 Artillery Tactics and Technique

FM 6-74 105-mm Howitzer M2A1 on Motor Carriage M7B1 and M7B2

FM 6-55 4.5-inch Multiple Rocket Launcher M21, Towed

FM 30-5 Combat Intelligence

FM 30-102 Handbook on Aggressor Military Forces

FM 6-140 The Field Artillery Battery

FM 10-63 Handling of Deceased Personnel in Theaters of Operations

FM 44-2 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons

FM 17-35 Reconnaissance Battalion Armored Division

FM 19-10 Military Police Operations

FM 19-40 Handling Prisoners of War

FM 21-22 Survival at Sea

FM 72-20 Jungle Operations

FM 22-100 Command and Leadership for the Small Unit Leader

FM 100-10 Field Service Regulations, Administration

FM 7-25 Headquarters Company Infantry Regiment

FM 22-5 Drill and Ceremonies

FM 30-28 Armed Forces Censorship

FM 5-5 Engineer Troop Units

FM 5-132 Engineer Combat Battalion Divisional

FM 5-134 The Armored Engineer Battalion

FM 6-10 Field Artillery Communications

FM 6-75 105mm Howitzer M2 Series Towed

FM 7-17 The Armored Infantry Company and Battalion

FM 7-24 Communication in Infantry and Airborne Divisions

FM 7-30 Service and Medical Companies Infantry Regiment

FM 7-40 Infantry Regiment

FM 8-10 Medical Service Theater of Operations

FM 9-10 Ordnance Maintenance and General Supply in the Field

FM 10-7 Quartermaster Organization and Operation in Divisions

FM 10-53 Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Quartermaster Battalion

FM 11-40 Signal Photography

FM 16-5 The Chaplain

FM 17-33 Tank Battalion

FM 17-34 Amphibious Tank and Tractor Battalions

FM 19-5 Military Police

FM 19-15 Civil Disturbances

FM 19-25 Military Police Traffic Control

FM 19-90 The Provost Marshal

FM 21-5 Military Training

FM 21-10 Military Sanitation

FM 21-11 First Aid for Soldiers

FM 21-18 Foot Marches

FM 21-20 Physical Training

FM 21-30 Military Symbols

FM 22-10 Leadership

FM 25-10 Motor Transportation, Operation

FM 26-5 Interior Guard Duty

FM 31-8 Medical Service in Joint Overseas Operations

FM 41-15 Civil Affairs Military Government Units

FM 44-1 Antiaircraft Artillery Employment

FM 45-25, OPNAV Instruction 5530.5, AFM 190-5 Field Press Censorship

FM 55-110 Transportation Port Companies Military Stevedoring

FM 55-26 Transportation Inland Waterways Service

FM 55-30 Motor Transportation Operations

FM 55-130 The Harbor Craft

FM 60-5 Amphibious Operations Battalion in Assault Landings

FM 60-10 Amphibious Operations: Regiment in Assault Landings

FM 101-54 Department of the Army Program Management

The disc contains a text transcript of all recognizable text embedded into the graphic image of each page of each document, creating a searchable finding aid. Text searches can be done across all files on the disc.



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