Army Replacement Training Centers, 1940-41

Army Replacement Training Centers, 1940-41

Replacement Training Centers were an integral part of World War II.  Soldier's entering the Army and ultimately the War spent 13 weeks learning the fundmentals of soldiering in one of twenty one Centers that were to be be constructed during the during the Winter and Spring of 1940-1941.    

Replacement training centers were opened in March 1941, about six months after the launching of Selective Service. For the remainder of 1941 the recently inducted civilian received his basic training at a replacement center.  By April 1945, approximately 2,500,000 enlisted men had been graduated from replacement training agencies of the combat arm — infantry, cavalry, field artillery, coast artillery, antiaircraft, armored, and tank destroyer. [1]
 

Replacement Center Map 1940
Data from Report on the Army July 1, 1939 to June 30, 1943


 

List of Replacement Training Centers in the Spring of 1941 along with number of trainees attending.

 

Camp Roberts Army Replacement Center

Camp Roberts, CA
Infantry
15000 Whites
Field Artillery
6000 Whites

Camp Callan Army Replacement Center
Camp Callan, CA
Coast Artillery
7600 Whites

Fort F E Warren Army Replacement Center
Fort F.E. Warren, WY
Quartermaster
5500 Whites
1500 Colored

Camp Wolters Army Replacement Center
Camp Wolters, TX
Infantry
15000 Whites
2000 Colored

Fort Leonard Wood Army Replacement Center
Fort Leonard Wood,MO
Engineer
7500 Whites
3000 Colored

Camp Wallace Army Replacement Center
Camp Wallace,TX
Coast Artillery
1000 Whites
500 Colored

Camp Wheeler Army Replacement Center
Camp Wheeler,GA
Infantry
15000 Whites
1500 Colored

Camp Croft Army Replacement Center
Camp Croft,SC
Infantry
15000 Whites
1500 Colored

Fort Bragg Army Replacement Center
Fort Bragg,NC
Field Artillery
15000 Whites
1500 Colored

Aberdeen Proving Ground Army Replacement Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground,MD
Ordnance
4800 Whites
1000 Colored

Edgewood Arsenal Army Replacement Center
Edgewood Arsenal,MD
Chemical Warfare
800 Whites
200 Colored

Fort Eustis Army Replacement Center
Fort Eustis,VA
Coast Artillery
14000 Whites
800 Colored

Fort Riley Army Replacement Center
Fort Riley,KS
Calvary
6500 Whites
500 Colored

Fort Sill Army Replacement Center
Fort Sill,OK
Field Artillery
7000 Whites
1000 Colored

Camp Grant Army Replacement Center
Camp Grant,IL
Medical
7000 Whites

Fort Knox Army Replacement Center
Fort Knox,KY
Armored
8405 Whites
515 Colored

Fort Monmouth Army Replacement Center
Fort Monmouth,NJ
Signal Corps
7500 Whites

Fort Belvoir Army Replacement Center
Fort Belvoir,VA
Engineer
7500 Whites
3000 Colored

Camp lee Army Replacement Center
Camp Lee,VA
Medical
7000 Whites
300 Colored
Quartermaster
9500 Whites
2300 Colored

  


[1]  http://www.history.army.mil/books/agf/AGF007/ch01.htm

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