Nov. 30, 2015
History Highlights: Quartermaster at War - McNamara in North Africa
FORT BELVOIR, Virginia —
Army Lt. Gen. Andrew T. McNamara was assigned to II Corps Headquarters in June 1942. Two months later, he was appointed the Corps’ quartermaster and became responsible for five classes of supply and transportation, including all aspects of fuel and food. McNamara’s first task was to plan logistics support for the unit’s amphibious assault to seize Oran in western Algeria as part of Operation Torch.