514th Q.M. Truck Regiment
WWII Re-Enactment Group
The Red Ball Express
Books and Films
 

RED BALL EXPRESS
Supply Line from the D-Day Beaches

The Red Ball Express was the name given to the massive convoy effort which supplied the Allied armies moving through Europe after D-Day.
Concentrating primarily on the 6,000 trucks utilized for the service, the book includes some 220 color and black and white images to supplement the authors well-informed and detailed narrative.
192 pages

 

THE FIRST BOOK-LENGTH ACCOUNT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE U.S. ARMY'S WORLD WAR II TRANSPORTATION CORPS

Despite its crucial importance during World War II, the Red Ball Express has been largely forgotten by military historians and the general public. David Colley's The Road to Victory examines this critical U.S. Army operation that successfully transported the tidal wave of troops, equipment, fuel, and ammunition that overwhelmed the German opposition.
248 pages

 

Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide

The beauty and value of this book are hard to overemphasize. If you are interested in the U.S. military in World War II this book must be in your hands. It's color photos cover almost everything from the large and obvious (M1 Garand, steel pot helmet) to the minute details ("Rope, Drag, with Shoulder Strap, M-1918").
272 pages

 

10 MILLION TONS FOR VICTORY

Jean-Pierre is an international expert on the history of the Liberation in 1944. This book covers the logistics and supplies that where built up in France during 1944.
80 pages

 

GMC CCKW 353 & 352
the Workhorse of the Army in Czech Private Collections
Photo Manual for Modelers


This book takes a look at several different CCKW 353 & 252 trucks in the Czech Republic. Close up photos in both black and white and color are present throughout showing a lot of details from front to rear. Drawings accompany the photos and help explain how some of the more hidden parts fit together.
70 pages

 

FILM "RED BALL EXPRESS" 1952

When General Patton's tank divisions outrun their supply lines in Nazi-held territory in France, a convoy of trucks enters the volatile territory to rush food, gas and ammunition to the troops. Based on a true story.
B&W 1Hr 24Mins