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supervision. All types of forms will be found listed in AR 850-15. No forms other than those listed will be used in operating and maintaining motor vehicles without prior War Department approval.

32. EXPLOITATION AND BATTLEFIELD RE- COVERY. a. General. Weapons, equipment and ma- teriel, pertaining to both enemy and friendly troops, which are disabled, partially worn out, captured or abandoned, must be placed in supply and mainte- nance channels in order that this materiel can be used immediately, or be repaired and reissued. Be- sides making available considerable quantities of supplies for reissue, such action conserves equip- ment and materiel and lessens the burden on trans- portation and supply systems. Every individual must be indoctrinated with his responsibility with regard to disabled and abandoned property. All personnel taking possession of abandoned materiel will first insure that it does not contain booby traps and is not chemically contaminated. Booby traps will be disarmed and removed by personnel trained in this function. Chemically contaminated materiel will be decontaminated by recovery troops before use. Cap- tured materiel which appears to be of new design, or to contain new materials, is turned over to the appropriate division supply service, which will in turn expedite its delivery to the next higher echelon for technical analysis.

b. Recovery and evacuation. Supply officers of regiment and battalion supervise recovery and sal- vage activities within their respective units. In gen-

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