Military Rations, MREs & Food

Military rations are vital to any operation. An army travels on its stomach and nothing is more imporatant to military success than keeping the troops supplied with rations.

GI Joe 1942.  Food preparation, or KP, is basic to Army life.
GI Joe 1942. Food preparation, or KP, is basic to Army life. Photo courtesy Joe M.

Today in WW II: 15 Aug 1940 Peak day for Luftwaffe sorties against England, including bombing in the North of Britain. More 
15 Aug 1942 Operation Pedestal, a last ditch attempt to re-supply Malta and avoid surrender to a German blockade, succeeds as tanker SS Ohio and other convoy ships reach Grand Harbour port.
15 Aug 1943 In the Aleutians, US troops land on Kiska Island to retake it from the Japanese ([5-24 Aug].
15 Aug 1944 Operation Dragoon [aka Anvil] invasion of Southern France.
15 Aug 1945 Japanese surrender, remembered as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in the U.K. [14 August east of the date line, 15 August in Japan].
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Military Rations, MREs & Food

This Olive-Drab.com section has separate pages covering the military food supply, combat rations, ranging from the canned rations of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to the modern Meals, Ready to Eat (MRE) and HooAH! Bar:

Field food distribution point for Lt. General Walter Kreuger's Third Army, during Louisiana Maneuvers, 1942
Field food distribution point for Lt. General Walter Kreuger's Third Army,
during Louisiana Maneuvers, 1942.

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