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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-99.pdf

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NATIONAL HEAD~U~d/TE~
C I V I L A I R PAT R O L
500 Fifth Avenue
N e w Yo r k 1 8 , N e w ~ o r k

~November 1943 ..

Subj ect:

Aw~,unition and Fire Arms

To :

All Civil Air ~atrol Unit Cora~,anders

i. Numerou.~ requests ~,ave been made by Civil Air Patrol
U n i t s d i r e c t t o t h e ~ ' ~ a r : r o d u c t i o n B o ~ r ( ~ e n d Wa r D e p a r t r. e n t f o r
a m m u n i t i o n a n d / ' i r e s r, ~ . ~ . .
2. This Headquarters has been advised by the ~,ar Department that the war time demands make it impossible to furni~'h am~unition to CAP fox' training purposes. It is further pointed out that
it would be imposing a rather heavy burden on the ~far Dep~tment, to
request either rifles or du,.~,y substitutes be furnished CAP Units all
o v e r t h e c o u n t r y. R i fl e s , o f c o u r s e , a r e v e r y s c a r c e , a n d t h e r e a r e
only a very limited ntm~ber of dtm,,,y ~ubE.titutes and the~;e are l,ei~,g
used by the Arm~.(~ Force~.
3. It is sug~ested that CJ~ Unit~ secure their o~wn dummy
r i fl e s e i t h e r b y m a k i n g t h e m , o r b y a s k i r, g t h e ~ o o d c r a f t c l a s s i n
the local high schools to build them.
4 . I n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h a n a g r e e m e n t m a d e b y i ~ a t i o t , a ± ~ . e a d : ! u a r t P. r ~ ~ i t h = t h e
, War ~roduc'tion Board ~,,d th~ '~ar Department, only tho~e active duty Unit-~ of CaP engage~
in the performance of missions fox" which the military authorities concerned ceztiJ'ied
t h e i s s u e o f a m m u n i t i o n ~ , , d . a r m s a ~ b e i n ~ a m i l i t a r y ' n e c e s s i t y, a r e e a t i t l e d t o r e c e i v e .
avm,~tmition and fire arm~.
5- It is reco,~,ended that in the future all requests for
ammunition or fire arms be routed through this Headquarters for
r e v i e w, r e c o ~ , m e n d a t i o n a n d n e c e : ~ s a r y a c t i o n .
By direction of ~ational Commander JO~i~SOl~: /
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2d Lt., Air Corps
SuFgly Officer

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