S100: Attitudes of Combat Infantrymen

Questionnaire

Date

Jan '44

Original Size

8,266

Location

Italy, South Pacific, ETO, Central Pacific, IB

Theater ID

ES23, CBI6

Sample Description

  1. One sample of 1,147 EM from the 34th, 45th, and 36th Divisions and the 13th, 18th, 71st F. A. Brigades who are combat veterans of the Mediterranean Theater of Operation (S-100A)
  2. One sample of 2,095 EM from the 25th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of the South Pacific Area (S-100B)
  3. One sample of 858 EM from the 9th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of European Theater of Operations (S-100C)
  4. One sample of 1,297 EM from the 7th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of the Central Pacific Area (S-100D)
  5. One cross-section sample of 1,980 EM from the 43rd Division who are combat veterans of the New Georgia Campaign (S-100E)
  6. One sample of 643 EM from the 27th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of the Central Pacific Area (S-100F)
  7. One sample of 246 EM from the 5307th provisional regiment (Merrill's Mauraders) who are combat veterans of the China-India-Burma Theater of Operation (S-100G)

Sample Method

See Planning Survey II for standard operating procedure.

Location Details

New Zealand

Origin

Hqs, ETO (S100C)

Reports

B-167 Summary of Misc. Materials on Troop Reactions to Enemy Radio Propaganda

CBI-6 Attitudes of Combat Infantrymen

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1
What is your rank or grade?
2
What branch of the Army are you in now?
3
If you had a choice, which one of these branches of the Army would you like to be in?
4.1
What month and year did you join this outfit? E. Month:
4.2
S100fq4. what month and year did you join this outfit? E. Year:
6
How much of the time you were in combat were you a member of the company you are now in?
7
About how many battle casualties (killed and wounded) has your present company had since you first went into combat with it?
8A
How many of your present company officers are the same officers you had when you first got into the fighting?
8B
Now think of these company officers you had with you when you first got into the fighting and who are still in your outfit. On the whole do you have more confidence or less confidence in them as leaders in battle now than you had at the beginning of combat?
8C
Again think of these company officers you had with you when you first got into the fighting and who are still in your outfit. How many of them do you have confidence in as leaders in battle?
9
Do you feel proud of your company?
10
In general, how would you say you feel most of the time, in good spirits or in low spirits?
11
How do you feel about the importance of the rifleman's job in modern battle?
12A
What sort of teamwork did the men in your company show in actual battle?
12B
How important a part do you think your company will play in winning the war?
13
Do you usually feel that what you are doing in the Army is worthwhile or not?
14
When you were fighting in a particular battle, did you ever have the feeling that it wasn't worth the cost?
15A
Did you ever have any contact with Japanese prisoners? Q.15b. How did seeing Japanese prisoners make you feel about the Japanese?
16
While you were at the battle front, did your leaders explain the whole battle so you could see just how your company's part fitted into the campaign as a whole?
17
While you were in combat, did you feel that the troops to the rear, in general, were doing as much as they could under the circumstances, for the men who were doing the fighting?