United States Army Transportation Corps
It is responsible for port terminals, railways and trucks, as well as for landing at sea, road traffic controls, rail transport and transport planning.
In Fort Story is responsible for the training and the training of Logistics Over The Shore (LOTS) tasks, and salt water treatment. In Fort Leonard Wood that finds Motor Transportation Operator Training held for the Corps.
It is the successor to the Army Transport Service (ATS) and the Harbor Boat Service (HBS). On June 28, 1950, Harry S. Truman decided that the Corps should become a division of the Army and on July 31, 1986 it was incorporated into the US Army Regimental System .
From 1942 to 1947, the USATC's railway division was subdivided into Military Railway Service (MRS). The 1st MRS was responsible for North Africa, Italy and southern France. The 2nd MRS for all other European areas.
From April 1943 to May 1945, transports of 5 million tons across the Persian Corridor were organized for the benefit of the Red Army within the framework of the lending and leasing laws . The Iranian State Railway, completed in 1939, played an important role here. The transports began in the port of Bandar Shahpur (today Bandar-e Imam Chomeini ) and Bushehr in the Persian Gulf and led via Tehran to the Caspian Sea . There were other ports in Iran and Iraq at Basra and Umm Qasr .
- US Army Transportation Museum ( Memento from October 16, 2004 in the Internet Archive )
- Transportation Corps with a link to the available Brigade and Battalion Commands.
- www.globalsecurity.org: Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS)