|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United States. Army. Motor Transport Corps.|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
General Order No. 75 formed the Motor Transport Corps (M.T.C.) out of the Quartermaster Corps on August 15, 1918 to fight in World War I. Men who worked for automotive manufacturers in the United States were recruited to this new corps. The corps defined motor vehicles as bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, trailers and trucks.
This collection contains issue Number 5 of Volume 1 of a weekly camp newspaper entitled The Repairman. It was published in Neufchateau, France on April 16, 1919 by U.S. servicemen in overhaul Park No. 731 of the Motor Transport Corps of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The newspaper is 8 pages long. It was probably brought home by serviceman, Votelle Barron, from Thomaston, Georgia in Upson County.
According to the donor Votelle Barron, a U.S. serviceman from Thomaston, Georgia, probably brought this newspaper from France back to the United States.
[Item identification], The Repairman, MS 1585, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Becky Rudisell, 1997.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||The Repairman, 1919|