News of Your Old Unit .......
Outfit is distributed without charge to hospitalized US Army personnel and is not obtainable through subscriptions. It is published weekly by members of the US Army and is distributed by the Army Information Branch, War Department, 205 E 42d St, New York 17, NY.
Format 8" x 11" with 16 pages.
|Outfit 1944 12 04|
Vol. 1 No. 2 ... This week's cover is designed to illustrate the far-flung battlefields on which American GIs are fighting battlefields from which OUTFIT'S staff will bring you weekly news of the men in front-line units.
|Outfit 1944 12 25|
Vol. 1 No. 5 ... This cover illustrates a popular hobby of most overseas GIs when they visit new and strange places souvenir hunting. They collect anything, and (say Post Office officials) they attempt to mail home the most amazing collection of objects imaginable. This smiling infantryman has collected a bunch of Jap Samurai swords. Now all he has to do is figure out a way of getting them home.
|Outfit 1945 01 01|
Vol. 1 No. 6 ... Identification is important in any theater of war. In the CBI, Air Corps men sew identifying flags and statements in Chinese on the backs of their flying clothes so that they won't be mistaken for enemy fliers if forced down.
|Outfit 1945 01 08|
Vol. 1 No. 7 ... While pretty T/4, Pat Waterhouse posed for this drawing by PFC Richard Loomis, she read Army News Service wire copy, in which she found the names of some of her friends . . . names such as appear in OUTFIT.
|Outfit 1945 01 15|
Vol. 1 No. 8 ... This week's cover-man, Pvt Edward Moore, of 42-02 21st Avenue, Astoria, LI, NY, served with a 15th Air Force Engineers Utility Detachment in Italy. Pvt Moore was photographed by OUTFIT upon his arrival at Mitchel Field, LI, via plane.
|Outfit 1945 01 22|
Vol. 1 No. 9 ... An Army Mule - proper nomenclature M1-F4 (four feet) gets a clipping and trim-up. Men who have seen these husky animals perform give them a lot of praise, and curses, for even in the Army a mule can be mulish.
|Outfit 1945 01 29|
Vol. 1 No. 10 ........ Cover: Besides being a radio man and interpreter, Pfc "Rubie" Hoffman of Brooklyn is a fast talker. His smile was broad after he persuaded the commander of a German company and his 70 men to surrender. ....... Articles Inside ... Sound Off ..... PACIFIC ( 1st Cavalry, 112th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 24th Infantry Division, 32d "Red Arrow" Infantry Division, 77th "Statue of Liberty" Infantry Division, 96th "Deadeye" Infantry Division, 6th Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 31st "Dixie" Infantry Division, 37th Infantry Division, 41st Infantry Division, 43d Infantry Division, Americal Division, 81st "Wildcat" Infantry Division, 35th General Hospital, 340th Construction Battalion, 27th Infantry Division, 7th AF, 523d Quartermaster Group and 3d Engineer Special Brigade ) ..... MEDITERRANEAN ( 12th AF, 15th AF, 57th Fighter Group, 67th Armored Infantry Battalion, 100th Infantry Battalion, 362d Anti-Tank Company, 432d AAA AW Battalion Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division, 34th Quartermaster Company, 734th Ord Light Maint Company, 168th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, 88th Infantry Division, 91st Infantry Division and 92d Infantry Division ) ..... UNIT BATTLE HONORS: ... 2d BN 314th Infantry Regiment, 37th Cav Recon Troop Mechanized, 459th Bomb Group, CO F 129th Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Signal Company, 80th Airborne AAA Battalion, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 77th Recon Troop, 31st Fighter Group, 83d Tank Destroyer Battalion and 9th AAF Troop Carrier Command ..... MIDDLE EAST ( 1202d AAF BU, 1264th AAF BU, 1254th AAF BU, 19th Weather Squadron and 1260th AAF BU ) ..... PERSIAN GULF ( 730th Railway Operating Battalion ) ..... INDIA-BURMA ( 10th AF ) ..... CHINA ( 14th AF and HQ SOS ) ..... ETO ( Armored Divisions - 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th ... Airborne Divisions - 101st and 82d ... Infantry Divisions - 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 26th, 29th, 30th, 44th, 75th, 79th, 90th, 94th, 95th and 99th ) ..... ALASKA ( 38th Special Service Co and 714th Railway Operating Battalion ) ..... CARIBBEAN ( 150th Infantry ) ..... Fighting Faces
|Outfit 1945 02 12|
Vol. 1 No. 12 ... Coast Guardsman John Bollweg, Orange, Teaas. sails the South Seas with a pet parrot, fittingly named Jockey, astride his shoulder. Shades of many a bold pirate! Those earrings may not be GI, but blow me down if they ain't handsome!
|Outfit 1945 02 19|
Vol. 1 No. 13 ... Any resemblance between Pfc Pat Harney, Long Island City, and the Chinese war god is NOT purely coincidental. Harney, who fought with Merrill's Marauders, posed with the god for Outfit's artist, Dick Loomis
|Outfit 1945 02 26|
Vol. 1 No. 14 ... During their trip on the hospital train to Cushing General (see page 8), two of our men, T/5 Richard N. Loomis and T/3 Howard F. Bell, saw people like these at almost every stop they made.
|Outfit 1945 03 05|
Vol. 1 No. 15 ... A Jap used to wear this garb for protection in bayonet practice but Sgt John W. Jones. E Springfield, Ohio, wears it now. It was captured on Kwajalein. Jones has a Meiji 38 (Arisaka) rifle instead of a wooden dummy Japs used.
|Outfit 1945 03 12|
Vol. 1 No. 16 ... As handy with captured sewing machine as with his M-l is S/Sgt Bert Beagle, making Snow camouflage in Germany's Huertgen Forest. Bert, 53, is probably the oldest combat doughfoot. A Mex Border and World War I vet, he's with Co B 309th Regt.
|Outfit 1945 03 19|
Vol. 1 No. 17 ... The airwaves have probably made you familiar with the name of Pvt Rodger Young, the Ohio doughfoot of Co B 148th Regt, 37th Inf Div, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor giving his life to knock out an MG nest in the Solomons, The song
commemorating his heroism was written Pfc Frank Loesser.
|Outfit 1945 04 02|
Vol. 1 No. 19 ........ Cover: Pvt. Mike Carillo is one of five Los Angeles paratrooper brothers, one of whom was killed in Sicily. Mike, who got his in France with the 507th Regt., is in Hammond General Hospital, Modesto, California ....... Articles Inside ... Sound Off ..... ETO ( Armored Divisions - 2d, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th ... Air Forces - 8th ... Infantry Divisions - 1st, 2d, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 29th, 30th, 35th, 42d, 63d, 66th, 69th, 70th, 75th, 76th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 83d, 84th, 87th, 90th, 100th, 102d, 104th and 106th ) ..... MEDITERRANEAN ( 10th Mountain, 34th Infantry Division, 133d Infantry Regiment, 135th Infantry Regiment, 168th Infantry Regiment, 109th Medical Battalion, 125th FA Bn, 109th Engineers, 85th Infantry Division, 337th Infantry Regiment, 329th FA Bn, 338th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, 91st Infantry Division, 363d Infantry Regiment, 92d Infantry Division, 15th AF, 1st Fighter Group and 340th Bomb Group ) ..... HONORED FOR VALOR ( Cpl. Robert D. Maxwell, Sgt. James F. Connor, Lt. James L. Harris, Pvt. Constantino V. Natoli, Cpl Arthur M. Bruce, T/Sgt. George E. Larson, T/5 Harold Hanlon, T/4 Manfred Loeb, S/Sgt. Joseph N. Kloptosky, Lt. Crafton A. Palmer, T/Sgt. Arthur P. Murphy, Lt. Charles W. Shea Jr., Pvt. John R. Towle, T/5 Eric Gunnar Gibson, Lt. Harry H. Semmes Jr., Cpl. William T. Sellman and Cpl. Harold C. Krull ) ..... BATTLE BIOGRAPHIES ( 551st Parachute Infantry Bn, 200th FA Bn, 313th Medical Bn, 120th AAA Bn, 151st FA Bn, 13th AAF and 38th Signal Construction Bn ) ..... PACIFIC ( 6th Infantry Division, 6th Army, 738th MP Bn, 931st Engineer Construction Group, 951st AA Automatic Weapons Bn, 1st Cavalry, 7th Infantry Division, 11th Airborne Division, 24th Infantry "Victory" Division, 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division, 32d Infantry "Red Arrow" Division, 33d Infantry Division, 38th Infantry "Cyclone" Division, 40th Infantry Division, 41st Infantry "Sunset" Division, 77th Infantry "Statue of Liberty" Division, 96th Infantry "Deadeye" Division, 27th Infantry "Galla Vanter" Division, 81st Infantry "Wildcat" Division, 353d Engineer Construction Bn, 5th AF and 7th AF ) ..... CARIBBEAN ( 6th AF, Infantry TR Center and 48th Base Squadron ) ..... MIDDLE EAST ..... PERSIAN GULF ..... ALASKA ( 713th Signal AW Co, 3066th Ord Serv Co, 859th Ship Repair Co, 762d Signal AW Co, 1409th QM Co, 843d Signal Bn and 9207th Tech Serv Unit ) ..... INDIA-BURMA ( 10th AAF, MARS Task Force and 1330th AAF Bn ) ..... CHINA ( HQ 14th AF ) ..... Fighting Faces
|Outfit 1945 04 30|
Vol. 1 No. 23 ... "Kaput" means, in German, "finished." And finished it was for the three dejected Nazis who grace (?) this week's cover. Taken by the 7th Army, they typify the fate that has befallen Germany and her Nazi ideologies.
|Outfit 1945 05 28|
Vol. 1 No. 27 ... These smiling Yanks are loaded down with Nazi equipment captured near Gurzenich, Germany. Left to right, Pfcs Paul L. Kunler, Duncannon, Pa; Lawrence A. Totsky, Mayfteld, Pa, and Stuart L. Rouse, Kinston, NC.
|Outfit 1945 06 11|
Vol. 1 No. 29 ... Pfc Leo D. La Fontine, North Attleboro, Massacusetts, and 7th Division, cleans his carbine for more action. His unit, with the 10th Army, has been pushing the Japs around on Okinawa, having beaten them at Attu, in the Marshalls, and on Leyte.
|Outfit 1945 06 18|
Vol. 1 No. 30 ... After a stretch of work in Myitkyina, Burma, S/Sgt Stanley P. Morrison (left), Hollywood, Calif, and T/5 Francis R. Smith, Fairfield, Conn, fill their helmets with water for their thirsty mule.
|Outfit 1945 06 25|
Vol. 1 No. 31 ... The photographer didn't catch the name, but he caught a good shot of this windblown GI working up lather for a refreshing outdoor cold-water shave on Iwo Jima.
|Outfit 1945 07 02|
Vol. 1 No. 32 ... Pfc Edmond E. Keifer, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, is disappointed as he adds up his points and finds them to be far less than he needs to say goodbye to the Pacific. He's an MP with the 10th Army's 77th Infantry Division on Okinawa.
|Outfit 1945 07 16|
Vol. 1 No. 34 ... Before the war, 1st/Sgt Carl Neuffer was an animal trainer at the Benson Animal Farm. Back in the States, after two years overseas, the sarge looked up an old friend - "Elmer," a chimpanzee he had trained in the old days. Elmer recognized his master at once, as you can see by the happy expression on his face.
|Outfit 1945 07 30|
Vol. 1 No. 36 ... GI horsemen ride through the entrance to the Tiger's Lair. A former resort hotel at Eibsee the "lair" was converted by the 55th. Armored Engineer Battalion into an athletic and recreation center for the 10th Armored Division.
|Outfit 1945 08 13|
Vol. 1 No. 38 ... T/Sgt James H. Webb, Hot Springs, Ark, munches K-rations without much apparent relish during a lull in the battle. Webb fights with the 77th Inf Div, is a veteran of Guam, Leyte and Okinawa,.
|Outfit 1945 10 01|
Vol. 1 No. 45 ... The big German Shepherd was once a member of the Wehrmacht. Now he's being de-nazi-fied by 84th Infantry Division MPs, who will use him for guard and night patrols. Dogs like this one, at first unable to understand a word of English, will now tear up a German Army cap and attack civilians. The dogs and their masters were captured on the Elbe.
|Outfit 1945 10 29|
Vol. 1 No. 49 ... Bearded Cpl Elwie D. Martin pauses on the dock after disembarking from the USS General Greely. The Greely brought 3,075 CBI troops and other passengers back from the China and India-Burma theaters, a haul of 13,000 miles.
|Outfit 1945 11 05|
Vol. 1 No. 50 ... Before the game between Ladd Field and Ft. Richardson one of the GI gridders showed a football to an Eskimo maid, the first one she'd ever seen. There had been no football games played in Fairbanks since 1917. Ladd Field GIs nosed out the Ft. Richardson eleven 14-13, in a hard-fought struggle.
|Outfit 1945 11 12|
Vol. 1 No. 51 ... Men of the 452d Bomb Group's ordnance section look over some of the "inactivated" bombs that were left over after victory. Cpl Merle E. Orr (extreme left), Onslow, Iowa; Sgt Marlow D. Hanson (center}, Lake Crystal, Minnesota; Pfc Ozro Thomason (upper right), Pearcy, Arkansas; Sgt Harold L. Loethem (center right), Meta, Missouri. Pfc Clyde H. Brown (lower right), Mt Airey, North Carolina, paints the name of his home state on one of the 500 pounders.
|Outfit 1945 11 19|
Vol. 1 No. 52 ... Pfc Vincent Smith, Dady, Florida, of the 3443d Ordnance Company poses atop a pile of Jap samurai swords, gathered at the Ustunomiya arsenal in northern Honshu. The swords will be sent to the 8th Army War Trophy Depot, in addition to the thousands of other confiscated weapons. Souvenir-happy GIs and officers go to no end of trouble to get such war mementos.
|Outfit 1945 11 26|
Vol. II No. 1 ... These GIs, who seem pretty happy about it all, even though they're well loaded down with luggage, are seeing picturesque Switzerland on an Army-sponsored tour. They're getting ready to board a train at Brugg, Switzerland, high in the Alps, for another leg of the trip. The tour takes a week.
|Outfit 1945 12 03|
Vol. II No. 2 ... Crowded but clearly happy, these Yanks, in their triple-tier bunks, are among the first homeward - bound troops to board the USS Aircraft Carrier, Lake Champlain, as it steams out of Southampton for New York. After being converted to a troop transport in five days, the ship is making regular runs, bringing back about 8,000 GIs each trip.
|Outfit 1945 12 10|
Vol. II No. 3 ... Two GIs come home from Italy. Cpl Dale Hand of Waterloo, Iowa, and his dog "Booger" look over the rail of the ship which brought them back. The scene is the Staten Island Pier. "Booger" was with the 38th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon, attached, to Cpl Hand's outfit, the 85th (Custer) Infantry Division.
|Outfit 1945 12 24|
Vol. II No. 5 ... Not Bull Halsey, but Lt. Dick Ryan up as Hatsushimo (First Frost), formerly the pride of the Japanese Imperial stable, sidesteps along the rail during the International Allied Army Armistice Day Rodeo at Meiji Shrine Stadium in Tokyo. Ryan is credited with being the first American to ride one of Emperor Hirohito's famed white horses.