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b. During combat, higher headquarters establish- es at railheads and other convenient locations along the main supply routes, class III supply points where regimental vehicles operating along these routes are serviced with gasoline and oil. Vehicles operating within the regimental area are usually resupplied with gasoline and oil from the regimental class III

supply point which is established in train bivouac. Filled containers are point from class III supply points in company vehicles.

the regimental brought to this rear by service

c. (1) When practicable, gasoline and oil should be distributed at more forward supply points. When available, filled containers may be distributed to

regimental and battalion ammunition supply points, in order to refill vehicles coming to these establish- ments and to exchange filled containers for empty

ones. when

Filled containers may also be meals are delivered to troops.

sent

forward

(2) Filled gasoline containers placed at supply points should be dispersed in several locations to prevent excessive loss by the explosion of a single bomb or shell.

d. Battalion and separate company commanders

are kept informed of the location and time ing of class III supply points established

regiment

and

higher

headquarters.

When

of open- by the notified

that vide

sufficient containers are the distribution described

not available to pro- in c above, battalion

and separate company commanders dispatch one more company vehicles, with empty containers

or to

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