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Section III. CLASS III SUPPLY

15. GENERAL. a. Class III supplies for infantry

units consist and grease.

primarily of (See fig. 1.)

gasoline, lubricating oil, The amount of these sup-

plies

consumed

in

the

daily

operation of

the

regi-

ment varies distance the

within wide limits, depending on the regiment moves, distance to army sup-

ply points, and quantity of supplies to The estimated requirements of gasoline the regiment is reported to the division

be hauled.

and oil

for

daily.

For

method 17.

of

estimating

requirements,

see

paragraph

b. The regiment carries a reserve supply of gas- oline in 5-gallon drums. Since this is the only re- serve carried by the regiment, a number of these drums may be removed from vehicles and utilized to establish a rotating supply of filled drums at sup- ply points of the regiment and battalion. A reserve supply of oil and grease, in containers, is usually carried on the battalion and company maintenance trucks and in the regimental maintenance section.

16. DISTRIBUTION. a. During movement, class III supply points may be established by the regimental service company or by higher headquarters along

routes of march.

At such points,

effected

by

exchanging

empty

for

resupply may be filled containers.

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