An American soldier, a casualty of the war in the Pacific, lies on a cot in a cathedral on Leyte, the Philippines, waiting for treatment for a bullet wound in his stomach.

An American soldier, a casualty of the war in the Pacific, lies on a cot in a cathedral on Leyte, the Philippines, waiting for treatment for a bullet wound in his stomach.


An American soldier, a casualty of the war in the Pacific, lies on a cot in a cathedral on Leyte, the Philippines, waiting for treatment for a bullet wound in his stomach. 

An American soldier, a casualty of the war in the Pacific, lies on a cot in a cathedral on Leyte, the Philippines, waiting for treatment for a bullet wound in his stomach. 

Medical personnel help patients into a 3/4-ton Ambulance for evacuation to an Army Hospital in the rear.

Medical personnel help patients into a 3/4-ton Ambulance for evacuation to an Army Hospital in the rear.

View of a shock ward inside a Hospital Ward tent.

View of a shock ward inside a Hospital Ward tent.

Partial document illustrating T/O 8-590, dated 1 April 1942, listing 31 Commissioned Officers and 192 Enlisted Men. Vehicles were limited to 4 3/4-ton Ambulances, 1 5-Passenger Light Sedan Car, 2 1/4-ton Trucks, 7 3/4-ton Weapon Carriers, and 4 2 1/2-ton Cargo Trucks (the previous T/O 8-233 dated 1941 indicated a total of 28 Officers & 189 EM).

Partial document illustrating T/O 8-590, dated 1 April 1942, listing 31 Commissioned Officers and 192 Enlisted Men. Vehicles were limited to 4 3/4-ton Ambulances, 1 5-Passenger Light Sedan Car, 2 1/4-ton Trucks, 7 3/4-ton Weapon Carriers, and 4 2 1/2-ton Cargo Trucks (the previous T/O 8-233 dated 1941 indicated a total of 28 Officers & 189 EM).

A Nurse of the 15th General Hospital in Liège, Belgium checks the blood pressure of one of her patients.

A Nurse of the 15th General Hospital in Liège, Belgium checks the blood pressure of one of her patients.

Schematic illustrating the classification of Field Medical Service

Schematic illustrating the classification of Field Medical Service

View of a General Hospital, at Bayreuth, Germany, late August 45. The building was a former German ‘Reserve-Lazarett (local reserve, or emergency hospital) which was taken over by American Occupation Forces. Revised post V-J Day hospitalization plans for Germany provided 38 Hospitals to serve the US Occupation Forces, including 8 General Hospitals - 10 Field Hospitals - and 1 Convalescent Hospital. By 1 Jan 46, this number was already down to 35 Hospitals, of which 16 were non-operational, awaiting re-deployment or inactivation. Mid-46, only 21 Hospitals remained with a total of 12,000 beds.
 
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View of a General Hospital, at Bayreuth, Germany, late August 45. The building was a former German ‘Reserve-Lazarett (local reserve, or emergency hospital) which was taken over by American Occupation Forces. Revised post V-J Day hospitalization plans for Germany provided 38 Hospitals to serve the US Occupation Forces, including 8 General Hospitals - 10 Field Hospitals - and 1 Convalescent Hospital. By 1 Jan 46, this number was already down to 35 Hospitals, of which 16 were non-operational, awaiting re-deployment or inactivation. Mid-46, only 21 Hospitals remained with a total of 12,000 beds.
 
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