46th Armored Medical Battalion

Paul Sand ITS

Recollections of a Liberator, part 3: Prisoner 21082, Paul Sand

In 1992, Frederick B. Lea recorded his experiences of April 1945, when he witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand during the liberation of two concentration camps: Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Lea was a Captain during the War. He served as company commander of the Headquarters Company, 46th AMB; as Battalion Supply Officer (S-4), and as …

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Lea Buchenwald Crematorium

Recollections of a Liberator: the liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Part 2: Buchenwald.

In 1992, Frederick B. Lea recorded his experiences of April 1945. During this month, men of the 4th Armored Division witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand when they overran two concentration camps: Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Lea was a Captain during the War. He served as company commander of the Headquarters Company, 46th AMB; as …

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Company C Clearing Station- Normandy

Medical Evacuation and Treatment Series. Part 5: Medical Battalion.

When a casualty’s injury warranted evacuation from the battalion aid station/casualty collecting point, and the treatment he had received had stabilized his situation enough for him to be transportable, he would enter the second echelon of the Chain of Evacuation. The second echelon was the responsibility of the medical battalion. Just as all the medical …

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Medical Supplies

Logistics Series. Part III: Medical supplies and the 46th Armored Medical Battalion

Let’s talk about the logistics of the medical service. From complete medical chests and bottles of whole blood to every first-aid kit and can of foot powder ever used, all the medical items needed to be brought towards the front before any medic could use them to treat casualties. So having a medical supply system …

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