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RG 156 - Office of Chief of Ordnance, Assorted Files - Augusta Ordnance Depot


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Assorted Arsenal Files, 1940-1953 National Archives Identifier 6121299
This series consists of assorted files from the Augusta Arsenal 1940-1953. There are several types of files that describe daily operations at the Arsenal: general orders, field service orders, general circulars, standard operating procedure circulars, interoffice memoranda, incoming memoranda, field service bulletins, and physical security surveys.

        Box 1

        General Orders—Outgoing Memorandums

         

        Folder 1:

        ▪ General Orders (1940-1948)

        ▪ Uniforms, Badges, Holidays, Regulations, Organization

        ▪ Death of Lt. Hungerpillar (11 November 1943)

        - First civilian employee to make the “supreme sacrifice for his country” by sinking a Japanese destroyer

        ▪ Good Conduct Medal (April-December 1944)

        - List of men

        ▪ Official and only title is “Augusta Arsenal” not “Augusta Ordnance Depot” (3 April 1944)

        ▪ Organization in detail (8 August 1945)

        ▪ Announcement of FDR’s death (14 April 1945)

         

        Folder 2:

        ▪ Field Service Orders (1946)

        ▪ Ammunition Storage Space (11 January 1945)

        - Igloos and Magazines

        ▪ Standard operating procedures, inspection, ammunition storage, materiel

        ▪ Stock Status Reports on Parts, Supplies, Tools and Equipment (except ammunition) (21 January 1926)

         

        Folder 3:

        ▪ General Circulars (1945)

        - Reporting improvements, POWs, Telephone calls

        - Position of “Civilian Chief” (27 June 1945)

         

        Folder 4:

        ▪  SOP Circulars (1946)

        - Reporting motor vehicle accidents, safety, cost, inventory, veterans, shipments

        - Establishment of Vehicle Division (23 April 1946)

        Folder 5:

        ▪ C.P. Circular (1947)  

        - Civilian personnel circulars (commendation, disciplinary action, suspension, or removal)

        - Personnel Management (12 November 1947)

        - Revised salary and wage program of Augusta Arsenal (17 July 1947)

        Folder 6:

        ▪ Augusta Arsenal Memos (1944)

        - Establish personnel records on all employees (as well as Veteran Preference) (16 September 1944)

        - Leave for Wives of Military Personnel (4 July 1944)

        - Orientation, Materiel, Salvage material, Property

        - Conservation of Packing Materials (29 July 1944)

        - One of the greatest wastes at the Arsenal

        - Words of Praise from Detroit (14 July 1944)

        - Serious Breach of Security Regulations (30 June 1944)

        - Abuse of sick privilege (29 June 1944)

        - Western Union Telegraph Company establishes commercial telegraph service at this station (22 June 1944)

         

        Folder 7:

        ▪ Interoffice Memos

        - Need for second shift at the IBM section (4 September 1943)

        -Female employee becomes supervisor of Local Rationing Board in Augusta, GA (7 October 1943)

        - Program of Accident Prevention Memo (18 October 1943)

        - Army Ordnance Report (22 December 1943)

        - Analysis of ordnance in America

        - Great photos of posters about Ordnance

        - Inspection of carbines from Fort Benning, GA (15 January 1944)

        - List of defects

         

        Folder 8:

        ▪ Interoffice Memos

        - Injured employees, visitors, job training for men and women, conservation, discipline, post regulations

        - Character Chest Drive (17 October 1942)

        - Helps Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, YWCA, YMCA

        - Transportation during Christmas, railroad and highways (1 December 1942)

        Folder 9:  

        ▪ Incoming Memorandums for Fiscal Year 1947, Unnumbered

        ▪ Personnel ceilings, production schedule, reductions in force

        ▪ Voting in Primary Elections (15 July 1946)

        - Encourages employees to vote and get excused absence

        ▪ War Surplus Property Sale (7 August 1946)

        - One week restricted to veterans

        ▪ Federal Pay Act of 1946 (19 August 1946)

        - Passed and granted 14% increase in pay due to increased cost of living and other demands growing out of the war

        ▪ Shipment to Atlanta Ordnance Depot and Camp Gordon of Vehicles (19 August 1946)

        ▪ Free chest plate, X-ray, and blood test (4 October 1946)

        - In association with Georgia Department of Public Health

        ▪ Employment Relations Council (11 October 1946)

        - Men and one woman

        ▪ Examination announcement for open positions (November 1946)

        - Gives job descriptions

         

        Folder 10:

        ▪ Outgoing Memorandums, Fiscal Year 1947

        - Transportation division, post property, storage

         

        Box 2

        Field Service Bulletins – Semi-Annual Physical Security Survey (1940-1953)

         

        Folder 1:

        ▪ Treasury Division, Field Service Bulletins (1945)

        - Domestic air shipments priorities (22 August 1944)

        - Increased demand for supplies in the continental US

        ▪ Storage, Space, and Occupancy

         

        Folder 2-5:

        ▪ Semi-Annual Security Surveys (1954)

        ▪ Lists security weaknesses and recommendations to eliminate or reduce deficiencies

        ▪ (Folder 4) Photographs of the Arsenal (23)

         

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