Quantities of Lend-Lease Shipments
A Summary of Important Items Furnished Foreign Governments
by the War Department during World War II
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OFFICE, CHIEF OF FINANCE
Volume I Introduction Sections Index Tabular
I Chemical i-v 1-22 II-A Engineers i-x 1-54 II-B Engineers -- Other Latin American Republics 55-65 II-C Engineers -- Other Countries 66-69 III-A Ordnance -- General Supplies i-x 1-42 III-B Ordnance -- Motor Transport Vehicles i-iii 1-22 III-C Ordnance -- Ammunition & Explosives i-ii 1-28 IV Quartermaster i-vi 1-94 Volume II V Signal i-xvii 1-229 VI Transportation i 1-10 VII Army Air Forces i-ii 1-26 Appendices A Sources and Coverage i B Remarks i-iii C Lend-Lease Act i-iii D Bibliography i
This report is basically a list of quantities of matériel furnished the allied countries by the War Department under the terms of defense aid and lend-lease legislation. (See Appendix "C" for reprint of Lend-Lease Act.)
For convenience it has been divided into sections--one for Army Air Forces and one for each technical service with the exception of Ordnance which has three sections. Medical is not included because of its numerous small items, which do not lend themselves well to quantity reporting. For this reason medical items have usually been summarized by dollar value.
The sections are divided, where possible, into categories. For instance, road-building equipment, or ground radar equipment, or artillery form separate classifications, each within its service or section. These categories are listed at the beginning of each section.
Within the categories are groups of items of like nature which differ from each other only in size or other characteristics. Such groups are totaled and set off by single spacing while unrelated items are not grouped and are double-spaced.
In general, the items are arranged in alphabetical order within the categories and groups, but in a few instances like ammunition or trucks, a more logical arrangement was obtained by listing the items according to size. Some Signal Corps items are listed according to their importance, i.e., major items are followed by related components and auxiliaries.
Items in each major section are indexed alphabetically.
There are three parts within each section.
Part I, the most important one, is devoted to grand totals, to quantities for major beneficiary countries, to totals brought forward from the two classes of minor beneficiary countries in part II and Part III, and to transfers to the Foreign Economic Administration.
Part II covers all latin American countries with the exception of Brazil, which appears in Part I.
Part III covers all other minor beneficiary countries.
Part I, in addition to the space for line, item, and unit, has columns headed by the following countries or groups of countries: "Totals (all countries), British Empire (minus Canada), USSR, French Forces, China, Brazil, Other Latin American Republics 9totals brought forward form Part II), Canada, Netherlands, Other Countries (totals brought forward from Part III), and FEA."
Part II: "Other Latin American Republics (totals, carried forward to Part I), Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela."
Part III: "Other Countries (totals, carried forward to Part I), Belgium, Ethiopia, Greece, Iran, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Other."
Whenever there are entries in "Other" column, the names of the countries have been expressed.