Reproduction examples of some paperwork carried by WW2 GIs.
roll mouse over the image to see the originals
THERE ARE NOW WEB PRINTABLE VERSIONS OF NEARLY ALL PRINTED FORMS
ON THIS SITE. Go to the Master List to see what's available. Typed forms
can be produced by your unit clerk.
There are scans of original examples of all paperwork. This will help
you fill out your repro paperwork. Note that some forms were filled out
using a typewriter while other times the same form was filled out by
hand with an ink pen.
How to cut out your paperwork!
I use a cork-backed metal straight edge, and an X-Acto knife for cutting
all my paperwork. The self-healing cutting board is available from
Office Depot or most art supply stores.
If you use a "normal" paper cutter(kinda like a guillotine),
you'll cut off 1/2 your crop marks before you're done, making it quite
difficult for you to cut them out correctly.
When cutting your paperwork out, I'd recommend cutting the pieces along
the red lines in the order labeled above. This keeps the page together
until the last cut is made, allowing you to align your cuts properly
on the crop marks. Remember to change your X-acto blades frequently.
You'd be amazed how quickly they dull. If you're doing paperwork for
your entire unit, buy the 100 pack, if you're doing stuff just for
yourself, the 10 pack of blades should be fine.