U.S. Army Ambulances and Medical Vehicles in World War II

Didier Andres

A fully illustrated book covering all types of ambulances and medical vehicles used bythe US Army during World War 2.
Date Published :
July 2020
Publisher :
Series :
Casemate Illustrated Special
Illustration :
250 Illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612008653
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 10 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Of all the armies involved in World War II, the U.S. Army developed the most sophisticated system for the transport and treatment of injured and sick soldiers, pushing the boundaries of available technology to give their men the best chance of not only survival but a full recovery.

Each infantry regiment had a medical detachment that was tasked with conserving the strength of the regiment by not only providing medical and dental treatment but also undertaking all possible measures to keep the regiment healthy. In combat they would provide emergency medical treatment on the battlefield, then move casualties to aid stations they had established. At aid stations, casualties would be triaged, stabilized, and treated before being moved on for further treatment. Vehicles formed a crucial part of the Medical Detachment’s equipment.

This fully illustrated, comprehensive book covers all types of medical vehicles used both in-theater and in the United States, including ambulances and technical support vehicles. It details vehicle markings modifications, for use in the evacuation of troops from the battlefield, and the other uses these vehicles were adapted for during the war - including their use as “Clubmobiles” and “Chuck Wagons” by the American Red Cross.


1. Introduction
2. Metropolitan Ambulances
3. Multi patient Ambulances
4. Field Litter Carriers
5. Front Line Ambulances
6. Medics Jeeps
7. Rescue Teams
8. Medical Trucks
9. Reverse Lend-Lease
10. Field Ambulances
11. Markings
12. On the Front
13. Other Missions, Other Life
14. The American Red Cross
15. The American Field Service
16. Conundrums
Bibliography and Acknowledgements


"...will be of great interest to modelers planning to build a ambulance or medical vehicle..."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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