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RG 156 - Office of Chief of Ordnance, Assorted Records - Alabama Ordnance Works


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Assorted Records, 1941-1943National Archives Identifier 6883877
This series consists of office orders, photographs, and historical records of the Alabama Ordnance Works in Sylacauga, Alabama. The photographs depict aerial views of the installation as well as the construction projects.

        Box 1: Office Orders

        Folder 1: Office Orders, March 21, 1941-February 23, 1942

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Procurement and Issue of Supplies

        ▪ Designation of Officers

        ▪ Air Raid Warnings

         

        Folder 2: Office Orders, February 24, 1942-September 12, 1942

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Mail Schedule

        ▪ Designation and Promotion of Officers

        ▪ Mailing of Explosives

        ▪ No annual leave on holidays during the war

        ▪ Experimental Work on Hazards of Handling TNT

        ▪ Internal Security

        ▪ Disaster Plan

        ▪ Careless Disclosure of Military Information

         

        Folder 3: Office Orders, September 19, 1942-June 24, 1943

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Designation and Promotion of Officers

        ▪ Abbreviations to be used

        ▪ Selective Service

        ▪ Smallpox Vaccinations

        ▪ Ordnance Overnight and Sunday Supervision

        ▪ Result of Annual General Inspection

        ▪ Warning Against Sabotage

         

        Folder 4: Engineer Office Orders, January-August 1943

        ▪ Organization

        ▪ Assignment of Officers

        ▪ Abolishment of Atlanta Engineer District—effective July 1943

         

        Folder 5: Office Orders, July 2, 1943-September 9, 1943

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Assignment of Engineer Officers

        ▪ Ordnance Overnight and Sunday Supervision

         

        Folder 6: Office Orders, September 10, 1943-December 16, 1943

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Requisitions

        ▪ Safety Clothing

        ▪ Ordnance Overnight and Sunday Supervision

         

        Folder 7: Office Orders, December 17, 1943- June 23, 1944

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Ordnance Overnight and Sunday Supervision

        ▪ Employee Suggestions

        ▪ Position Assignment

        ▪ Plant Property Disposal Board and Plant Salvage Board Appointments

         

        Folder 8: Office Orders, July 21, 1944-June 30, 1945

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Duty Officers

        ▪ Application for Leave

        ▪ Plant Property Disposal Board and Plant Salvage Board dissolved—February 1945

        ▪ Safeguarding Classified Information

         

        Folder 9: Office Orders, July 1, 1945-June 30, 1946

        ▪ Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945

        ▪ General Ordnance policies, procedures, hours, transportation, holidays, etc.

        ▪ Duty Officers

        ▪ VJ-Day Dismissal Policies

        ▪ Deactivation of Inspection Division

        ▪ Organization Manual

         

        Box 2: Historical Records and Photographs, 1941-1946

        Folder1: History of Construction and Operations July-September 1943

        ▪ Construction of Plant I (Smokeless Powder) and Plant II (Manufacture of TNT)

        ▪ Organization

        ▪ Field Progress Report

        ▪ Photographs (5) of Alabama Ordnance Works and Houses

        ▪ Production Tabulations

        ▪ Office Orders (see box 1)

        ▪ Contracts with Dupont Company

        ▪ Dupont’s General Policy and Procedure

         

        Folder 2: History of Alabama Ordnance Works, January- June 1943

        ▪ Plant II and III (Anhydrous Ammonia) Construction

        ▪ Organization

        ▪ Production Tabulations

        ▪ Office Orders (see box 1)

        ▪ Contract with Dupont

         

        ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE OF OUTSIDE CONSTRUCTION

         

        Folder 3: Administration Area Photographs Plant 1, May-August 1941

        ▪ 4 Aerial Photos

        ▪ 6 Photos of Area

        Folder 4: Aerial View Photographs Plant I, May-September 1941

        ▪ Photos of Area

         

        Folder 5: Acid Area Photographs Plant I, May 1941-February 1942

        ▪ 9 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 6: Cotton Area Photographs Plant I, May 1941-March 1942

        ▪ 5 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 7: Power Area Photographs Plant I, June 1941-December 1942

        ▪ 22 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 8: Construction Area Photographs Plant I, April-July 1941

        ▪ 4 Photos of Area

        ▪ 1 Aerial Photo

         

        Folder 9: Powder Area Photographs Plant I, November 1941-April 1942

        ▪ 5 Photos of Area

        ▪ 4 Aerial Photos

         

        Folder 10: Water Filter Area Photographs, May-June 1941

        ▪ 2 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 11: Nitrocellulose Area Photographs Plant I, November 1941-January 1942

        ▪ 7 Aerial Photos

         

        Folder 12: Solvent Recovery Area Photographs Plant I, July-November 1941

        ▪ 4 Aerial Photos

        ▪ 2 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 13: Assorted Photos Plant I, August 1941-April 1942

        ▪ Field Proving Grounds

        ▪ 2 Photos of Cannon Proving Grounds

        ▪ Ballistic Range

        ▪ Dry Ingredient Storehouse

        ▪ River Pump House

        ▪ Maintenance Facilities Area

        ▪ Rifle Finishing Buildings

        ▪ 2 Photos of Shipping Houses

        ▪ 2 Aerial Photos of A-Line Nitrating, Pulping and Poaching Houses AND B-Line Nitrating and  Boiling Tub Houses

         

        Box 3: Photographs

        ALL PHOTOS ARE OF OUTSIDE CONSTRUCTION

         

        Folder 1: Administration Area Photographs Plant II, September 1941-January 1942

        ▪ 1 Aerial Photo

        ▪ 2 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 2: Temporary Construction Area Plant II, October-November 1941

        ▪ 1 Aerial Photo

        ▪ 1 Photo of Area

         

        Folder 3: Power Area Plant II, Septmeber 1941-May 1942

        ▪ 3 Aerial Photos

        ▪ 4 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 4: Tetryl Area Plant II, October 1941-May 1942

        ▪ 2 Aerial Photos

        ▪ 7 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 5: TNT and DNT Area Plant II, December 1941-September 1942

        ▪ 2 Aerial Photos

        ▪ 10 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 6: Acid Area Plant II, December 1941-December 1942

        ▪ 7 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 7: Oleum and Sellite Plant II, June-November 1942

        ▪ 6 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 8: Organics Area Plant II, September 1941-January 1942

        ▪ 3 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 9: Pump House, Reservoir, and Staff Residences Plant II, August-December 1942

        ▪ 4 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 10: General View Plant III, May-November 1942

        ▪ 5 Photos

         

        Folder 11: Factory Building Plant III, June-December 1942

        ▪ 5 Photos

         

        Folder 12: Coke Oven Area Plant III, July-December 1942

        ▪ 6 Photos of Area

         

        Folder 13: Generator Building Plant III, August-October 1942

        ▪ 3 Photos

         

        Folder 14: Catalyst Plant, Pump House, and Caustic Plant III, September-December 1942

        ▪ 6 Photos of Area

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