Military Vehicles of the Reichswehr: (Schiffer by Wolfgang Fleischer

By Wolfgang Fleischer

The army automobiles, trailers, and towed gear as utilized by the German army within the Nineteen Twenties and early Nineteen Thirties.

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4th class 4 PriVaie 1st Class, spec. 5th class "4. II is desired that you submit the name of and other perlinem data concerning a Regular Army Officer to be ass igned as assistant to the officer in charge, Signal Imelligence Service, and the names of and othe r perlinelll data concerning nine Reserve Officers for active dut y under the provisions of the Thomason Ac!. " 5. Funds in the amoun! of $41 ,050 from the Administrative Reserve Signal Service of the Army and in the amoun! 000 from the reserve now in an unallOlled status, subject only to direction of the Secretary of War, will be released to you for the salaries of these civilian employees, for the purchase of additional equipment, and for the expenses incident to operation of the Signal intelligence Service.

Under such circumstances. the refore. it was only to be expected that the normal channels for Obtaining of funds for such an activit y would be made somewhat difficult and they were. Up to thi s time, it must be understood, the War Department support for the so lution activities came from Military Intelligence Division Contingent Funds, which are not subject to review by the Controller General. For one reason or another, none of the six persons who had becn working in the old MI-8 Section when the Chief Signal Officer took over the solution activities from G-2 could be added to the staff of the Signal Intelligence Service, which then consisted of one cryptanalyst, (P-S, $4,600) and one clerk-typist (CAF-3, $ 1,620).

600 TOTAL ................. $ 102,255 " 3. The authorized st re ngt h of th e Second Signal Service Company is increased by the addition of th e following li sted personnel. The a utho ri zed strengths of Signal units from wh ich these men are transferred are red uced by the correspond ing grades and specialist ra tings . The allotment of enlisted men 10 the Signa l Corps is increased by twenty-six privates (grade 7). No increase in grades above grade 7 or in special ist ratings will be made until such time as additional grades and ratings become avai lable (probably Nov.

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