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With the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 a heavy demand for replacements set in. With Selective Service falling behind in the delivery of its quotas and with RTC quotas incorrectly adjusted to the actual rate of ground casualties, the replacement training centers could not meet the demand. 63 But time had been 60 See papers in 353/96 (ASTP). 61 AGF ltr to R&SC, 19 May 43, sub: ASTP. 353/40 (ASTP). 62 R&SC ltr to AGF, 17 Aug 43, sub: Non-Receipt of ASTP Candidates. 353/97 (ASTP). 63 AGF ltr to R&SC, 27 Aug 43, sub: ASTP.

The stated need for 1944 was 52,404 men, distributed among types of specialized training as follows: ASTP Program Scientific Field Total Percent of Engi- & MatheImmaAGF Total AGF neering matical Languages terial Requirements Requirements Advanced (4 yrs. college) 9,263 Basic (2 yrs. college) TOTAL 9,263 26,181 26,181 2,311 4,529 16,103 55419 4,701 36,301 7,730 9,230 31 69 52,404100 These men were to be assigned, in proportions computed by the Army Ground Forces, to the various ground combat arms.

353/35 (ASTP). (2) AGF M/S, CofS to G-1, 20 Jul 43, sub: Disposition of ASTP Trainees at End of Term. 353/60 (ASTP). (3) ASTD memo SPASC/350 Engr (9 Sep 43) to CG AGF, 9 Sep 43, sub: Formal Concurrence on ASTP Curricula. 353/109 (ASTP). 54 Memo (R) of Gen McNair for G-1 WD, 27 Mar 43, sub: Opn of ASTP. 353/1 (ASTP) (R). 55 AGF M/S, G-1 to G-3, 12 Nov 43, sub: Revised Demand Schedule for ASTP. 3/5 (ASTP). PROCUREMENT OF ENLISTED PERSONNEL 33 Of these 52,404 ASTP graduates the Army Ground Forces proposed, in March 1943, that all the 16,103 4-year college men and 13,421 of the 2-year college men be allowed to attend officer candidate schools.

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