This collection of training materials
from Fort Benning during World War II was created by an unnamed enlisted man in the US
Army. It consists of combat training pamphlets, Conference Course Training Bulletins,
and other materials, including maps and a handwritten notebook kept by the trainee with
notes on first aid, use of photographs and maps in surveillance, indirect targeting,
combat intelligence, use of hand grenades, tactical training for individual soldiers,
supplies, reconnaisance, use of mortars, communications, motorized patrolling, and other
Marl Atwood Lymburner was born November 20, 1921 in Niagara Falls, NY to Canadian
parents who were both naturalized US citizens. He attended Niagara University in New
York where he studied chemistry, and joined the ROTC. Lymburner entered the US Army at
Fort Niagara on May 31, 1943, went to basic training at Camp Wheeler in Georgia, and
attended the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at Fort Benning in Georgia where
he taught Chemistry and Math. In 1944 he joined the Air Corps as a navigator at the
Nashville Army Air Center. He was unmarried during the war, and listed his hobbies as
including photography, woodworking, tennis, boating, and gardening, among other things.
His older brother Ross served in the US Marine Corps during the war.
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