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Army service manuals and Reports of Completed Works (RCWs) are a wealth of information.  These resources, along with others, help to give us an image of what military life was like during the second world war.  The documents on this page are intended for reference only.  Army field manuals are downloaded from Army Heritage Online.  They have a massive web-based database from which you can download a variety of reference material.  The rest of the items have been scanned from original sources.  More information will be added here as it becomes available.

Army RCWs use symbols to identify various elements on the map.  An explanation of these symbols can be found in FM 4-155, which can be downloaded in the manuals section below.

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Manuals
Reports
Weapons Related
Miscellaneous
Images


Manuals
File Name Size Download Date Description
cacdrillregs.pdf 21.3 mb

17 JUN 1914 Coast Artillery Drill Regulations 1914
fm4_5.pdf 2.52 mb

29 JUL 1940 FM 4-5 Coast Artillery Organization and Tactics
fm4_15.pdf 6.11 mb

5 NOV 1943 FM 4-15 Coast Artillery Fire Control and Position Finding
fm4_20.pdf 1.31 mb

22 MAR 1944 FM 4-20 Coast Artillery Firing Prep, Safety Precautions, Care and Service of Material
fm4_25.pdf 450 kb

10 APR 1940 FM 4-25 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 155MM
fm4_29.pdf 1.0 mb

30 AUG 1945 FM 4-29 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece - Seacoast Searchlights
fm4_49.pdf 2.43 mb

6 AUG 1942 FM 4-49 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 8in Mark VI Mod 3A2 on Rwy Mount M1A1
fm4_60.pdf 368 kb

15 MAY 1940 FM 4-60 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 12in Gun on Barbette Carriage
fm4_75.pdf 0.99 mb

1 MAR 1943 FM 4-75 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 6in Gun on Barbette Carriage
fm4_86.pdf 4.46 mb

10 AUG 1944 FM 4-86 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 16in Gun Casemated
fm4_90.pdf 579 kb

20 MAY 1940 FM 4-90 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 3in Rapid Fire on Barbette Carriage
fm4_126.pdf 5.33 mb

2 OCT 1942 FM 4-126 Coast Artillery Service of the Piece 90MM AA
fm4_155.pdf 2.52 mb

1 OCT 1940 FM 4-155 Seacoast Artillery Reference Data
fm21_100.pdf 10.4 mb

11 DEC 1940 FM 21-100 Soldier's Handbook
fm23_5.pdf 3.8 mb

20 JUL 1940 FM 23-5 Basic US Rifle Caliber .30 M1
fm23_10.pdf 8.05 mb

30 SEP 1943 FM 23-10 Basic US Rifle Caliber .30 M1903
fm23_25.pdf 1.27 mb

2 JAN 1940 FM 23-25 Basic Bayonet M1905
fm23_35.pdf 4.03 mb

30 APR 1940 FM 23-35 Basic Automatic Pistol Caliber .45 M1911 & M1911A1
fm26_5.pdf 1.59 mb

2 JAN 1940 FM 26-5 Interior Guard Duty
fm29_5.pdf 2.39 mb

8 DEC 1941 FM 29-5 Military Police
tm9_345.pdf 27.6 mb

15 JUL 1942 TM 9-345 Technical Manual - 155MM Gun Material, M1917, M1918 & Modifications
tm9_428.pdf 17.1 mb

12 JUN 1943 TM 9-428 Technical Manual - 6-inch Seacoast Material M1903A2 & M1905A2; Barbette Carriage M1
tm2160_20.pdf 29.9 mb

15 OCT 1930 TM 2160-20 Technical Manual - Submarine Mining
tr435_220.pdf 27.3 mb

30 SEP 1924 TR 435-220 Training Regulations - Fixed Battery Command - Coast Artillery
tr435_221.pdf 35.0 mb

30 SEP 1924 TR 435-221 Training Regulations - Fire Control & Position Finding - Coast Artillery
tr435_260.pdf 964 kb

7 MAY 1924 TR 435-260 Training Regulations - Service of the Piece, 12 inch gun
tr435_290.pdf 534 kb

7 MAY 1924 TR 435-290 Training Regulations - Fire Command - Coast Artillery
tr435_295.pdf 607 kb

7 MAY 1924 TR 435-295 Training Regulations - Fort Command - Coast Artillery
tr435_300.pdf 652 kb

21 JUL 1924 TR 435-300 Training Regulations - Coast Defense Command - Coast Artillery

Reports
File Name Size Download Date Description
fudsrept.pdf 18 kb

26 MAR 1997 Army Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) report on Fort Miles
phildefense.pdf 1435 kb

18 JUL 1944 Background and general information for Philadelphia Defense Sector

Weapons Related
File Name Size Download Date Description
batt5rt.pdf 126 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery 5 (3" M1903 AMTB) Cape Henlopen
batt5art.pdf 124 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery 5A (90mm M1 AMTB) Cape Henlopen
batt5brt.pdf 161 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery 5B (90mm M1 AMTB) Cape Henlopen
batt7rt.pdf 148 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery 7 (90mm M1 AMTB) Cape May
batt519rt.pdf 159 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery 519 (12" 1895MIA2) Cape Henlopen
batthuntrt.pdf 154 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery Hunter (6" 1903A2) Cape Henlopen
battherringrt.pdf 150 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery Herring (6" 1903A2) Cape Henlopen
batt223rt.pdf 142 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery 223 (6" M1) Cape May
battsmithrt.pdf 198 kb

June 1945 Range Table - Battery Smith (16" MKII-M1 Navy) Cape Henlopen
batt519rcw.pdf 508 kb

1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery 519
smithrcw.pdf 436 kb

1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery Smith
herringrcw.pdf 560 kb

4 MAY 1945 Report of Completed Works - Battery Herring
hunterrcw.pdf 709 kb

1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery Hunter
batt5rcw.pdf 403 kb

1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery 5
batt5arcw.pdf 1241 kb

1 JAN 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery 5A
batt5brcw.pdf 372 kb

1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery 5B
batt20rcw.pdf 367 kb

1 AUG 1944 Report of Completed Works - Railway Battery 20
batt21rcw.pdf 393 kb

1 AUG 1944 Report of Completed Works - Railway Battery 21
batt22rcw.pdf 382 kb

1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Battery 22
mineplrrcw.pdf 273 kb 1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Mine Facilities - Mine Plotting Room
igloorcw.pdf 568 kb 1 MAY 1944 Report of Completed Works - Ordnance Igloos
minemaps.pdf 289 kb June 1945 Shore and Underwater Elements - Mine Facilities - Fort Miles, Del.
minelocelem.pdf 136 kb No Date Location of Elements - Mine Facilities - Fort Miles, Del.
m4mineconfig.pdf 266 kb No Date Exploded View - Mine Facilities - M4 Mine
rcw6in1917.pdf 136 kb

June 1918 Report of Completed Works - Temporary Battery (6" M1900) circa 1917 - Cape Henlopen
pltbrd_m1904.pdf 1.25 mb

30 NOV 1904 M1904 Plotting Board - Plan Drawings
pltbrd_m1904_manual.pdf 2.21 mb

24 APR 1907 M1904 Plotting Board - Description and instructions for care and service.
deltwrs.pdf 177 kb

June 1945 Locations of Elements, Delaware Fire Control Towers
njtwrs.pdf 233 kb

June 1945 Locations of Elements, New Jersey Fire Control Towers
rwyconfig.pdf 209 kb

No Date Configuration of 8-Inch Gun on Railway Mount M1A1
radarrt.pdf 168 kb

June 1945 Fort Miles Radar Facilities - Coverage and Range Table

Miscellaneous
File Name Size Download Date Description
soplkrwall.pdf 246 kb

No Date Standard Operating Procedure, Wall Locker Config - Fort Miles (original)
soplkrfoot.pdf 132 kb

No Date Standard Operating Procedure, Foot Locker Config - Fort Miles (original)
capemayres.pdf 109 kb

June 1945 Location of Elements, Army Reservation, Cape May Point, NJ
ftmilespass.pdf 32 kb

1943 Fort Miles Gate Pass (original).  Page 1 is FRONT, Page 2 is BACK.
sltarcs.pdf 177 kb

June 1945 Searchlight Illumination Plan & Location of Elements - Fort Miles and Cape May
dengyb40.zip 93 mb

1940 Delaware National Guard Yearbook 1940 - 198th & 261st Coast Artillery
wwii_tm1.ttf 77 kb

No Date WWII field manual style typeface by Jason Garver.  Excellent font.

Images   Please give credit to Mike Rogers, FortMiles.org if you use any images from this site!
File Name Size Download Description
2nddistcac.png 37.8 kb

Distinctive Insignia, Second District Coast Artillery
2ndsrvcom.png 5.25 kb

Distinctive Insignia, Second Service Command
21CADI.png 36.5 kb

Distinctive Insignia, 21st Coast Artillery
52CADI.gif 36 kb

Distinctive Insignia, 52nd Coast Artillery
261CADI.png 248 kb

Distinctive Insignia, 261st Coast Artillery
edc.gif 33.1 kb

Distinctive Insignia, Eastern Defense Command
enlrank.zip 164 kb

This ZIP file includes all enlisted rank insignia in GIF format.
offrank.zip 1.10 mb

This ZIP file includes all officer rank in PNG format.
xcannons.png 100 kb

BOS Insignia, Coast Artillery
xcannonsenl.png 280 kb

BOS Insignia, Coast Artillery (on enlisted disk)
xcannonsmn.png 120 kb

BOS Insignia, Coast Artillery Mine Planter


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