United States Army Ambulance Service
|United States Army Ambulance Service|
An early insignia of the service.
|Active||1917 - 1918 - 1919|
|Branch||United States Army|
The United States Army Ambulance Service (USAAS) was a unit of the United States Army during World War I. It was established by General Order No. 75 of the War Department in May 1917. It primarily provided medical services to the French, British and Italian Armies during the first World War. In the second World War, the unit aided the British and the Italians. It incorporated the volunteer sections of the American Field Service, which had been formed before the American entry into WWI.
Each section was composed of approximately "45 men, 20 Ford ambulances, 1 Ford touring car, 1 truck, and a kitchen trailer."
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- Report of the Surgeon-General U.S. Army to the Secretary of War 2, United States Government Printing Office, 1919, p. 1484
- Ireland, M. W. (1925), "Chapter VI: The United States Army Ambulance Service", The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War VIII, Washington: Government Printing Office
- Smucker, Jr., John R. (1967), The history of the United States Army Ambulance Service with the French and Italian armies, 1917-1918-1919, Allentown, Pa.: United States Army Ambulance Service Association