Army & Navy - Delivered for D-Day

One clue that invasion might be near was in the office of Lieut. General Brehon Somervell, chief of the Army Service Forces. His orders had been to procure and ship more than 100,000 items needed for the Army's pre-invasion stockpile, from shoelaces to tanks. By last week all but 79 of the items were stockpiled where they belonged. The rest were on the way and the mad supply rush was easing up.

Boxcars, Bazookas. The end of last year lank, dandified General Somervell returned to Washington from Cairo, a grim man with a...

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