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On Duty, Of Duty

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034881
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038841 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0009
On Duty, Of Duty

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Despite the grousing typical of military life, most men at naval air stations enjoyed amenities not available to their counterparts aboard ship. Aviation facilities (except NBG aerodromes) occupied fixed locations, with relatively permanent accommodations, and the Navy exerted considerable efforts to provide adequate clothing, barracks, mess halls, latrines and washing spaces, and entertainment opportunities. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the area of food. This was undoubtedly the best-fed group of servicemen the nation had yet sent to war.

Keywords: military life; naval stations; amenities; entertainment; barracks; commanding officers

Chapter.  13248 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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