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Section IV. CLASS IV SUPPLY

18. GENERAL. a. Class IV supplies normally com- prise articles for which allowances are not pre- scribed by Tables of Equipment and the demands for which are directly related to the operations contem- plated or in progress (except articles in classes III

and tion tion

V), such as fortification materials, materials, and machinery. Engineer material and signal supplies are the

construc- fortifica- principal

class IV items of concern to infantry units. fig. 1.)

(See

b. In general, class IV supplies (miscellaneous) are usually obtained by requisition on the basis of actual or estimated requirements.

c. Articles of any class may, by reason of special stringency, be transferred to class IV pending the reestablishment of normal supply status for these articles.

19. ENGINEER. When a position is to be organized for defense, the supplies required by regiments for maintaining and improving field fortifications are placed at the army engineer supply point, usually

without being requisitioned. at this point and distributed

Supplies are obtained to units by regimental

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