EE-8

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The EE-8 Field Telephone was used by the Signal Corps from before World War II through the Vietnam War. It was housed in leather, then canvas, and its last production had a nylon case and straps, after the changeover to that material in 1967.

The EE-8 Field Telephone was standardized in 1932 and procurement began in 1937, providing a lighter and more functional unit just in time for the huge mobilization of the U.S. military for WW II. Among other improvements, the EE-8 increased the maximum transmission range of the predecessor EE-5 Field Telephone by six miles or more. utilizes ME-22 maintenance equipment.

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Dating notes

Just to remind everyone, the 2-digit year on the end of a Signal Corps Order Number is the US Federal Fiscal Year, which at the time and for many years afterwards ran from 01 July of the previous calendar year through 30 June of the current calendar year. So the order for the EE-8 was let sometime between 01 July 1943 and 30 June 1944. The Order Sequence Number is 7859 out of at least 40172 (the highest FY 1944 sequence number currently in my database). A simple straight-line approximation would put the calendar year date for 7859 at 09 September 1943. So the phone would probably have been delivered in October or November of 1943.

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Related Files

Adobe PDF icon.png TM 11-333

War Department Technical Manual
Telephones
EE-8,
EE-8-A
EE-8-B
March 1945


Adobe_PDF_icon.png EE-8A Manual in Russian[1]
Manual in Russian
EE-8A
1943


Adobe_PDF_icon.png SIG 8-EE-8[2]
Army Service Forces Catalog
Signal Supply Catalog
Higher Echelon Spare Parts for
Telephone
EE-8
10 February 1945


Adobe_PDF_icon.png SIG 7 & 8 EE-8[3]
Organizational Maintenance Allowances and Field and Depot Maintenance Stockage Guide
Telephone
EE-8; EE-8-A, B, C, D, E
29 October 1956


Adobe_PDF_icon.png SIG 10-809[4]
Army Service Forces Catalog
Signal Supply Catalog
Fixed Plant Maintenance List
Portable Field Telephone
EE-8 ( )
15 April 1944


References

  1. EE-8A Manual in Russian,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  2. SIG 8-EE-8,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  3. SIG 7 & 8 EE-8,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  4. SIG 10-809,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office