Track Usage In the Fifth Army, 1944
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

The Fifth Army Report

On 15 August 1944 the 53rd Ordnance Group, supporting the Fifth US Army, issued a report on track types in use on various vehicles within their area. At the time, the Fifth Army was resting and regrouping before the Arno River in Italy north of Rome. The report is interesting in that it shows the wide variety of tracks in use within a large operational area and even within a given unit.

The tables on the following pages reflect the data as written in the report. Where possible, the particular track type has been identified.

Medium Tanks: M4, M4A1, M4A3
Light Tanks: M5, M5A
Howitzer Motor Carriage, 105mm, M7
Gun Motor Carriage, 3-inch, M10
Howitzer Motor Carriage, 75mm, M8
Tank Recovery Vehicle, M31

Conclusion and References



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