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War Trophies and War Department Regulations

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by extramission, May 5, 2015.

  1. extramission

    extramission New Member

    May 5, 2015
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    Hi All,

    I have a question regarding the rules regulating war trophies. It is a well know story that Jack Mullin sent two Magnetophones back to the United States. My question is, did this violate the rules? I was reviewing the War Department circular 155 dated 28 May 1945 and in Section VI 3b (4) it states that "Radio and Radar equipment" is prohibited from being taken as a trophy. Wouldn't the Magnetophone, which was taken from a radio station be classified as "radio equipment"?

    Here is a link to the circular: http://www.nfaoa.org/documents/WD_Cir_No_155_28_May_45.pdf
    Here is a link to the magnetophone story: http://ethw.org/First-Hand:Bing_Crosby_and_the_Recording_Revolution


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