Newfoundland Base Command

Newfoundland Base Command

The Newfoundland Base Command was a task force under the direct control of US Army General Headquarters for U.S. Troops in Newfoundland in the defense of the northeastern seaboard. The responsibility for the Base Command rested with the Commanding General, First Army. The Base Command was responsible for its own supply, which was to be provided by the Second Corps area to the same extent as for units of the field forces.

On July 8, 1941 Brigadier General Henry W. Harms, who had been commandant of the Air Corps training center at Moffett Field, California, was designated Commanding General, Newfoundland Base Command. The Base Command headquarters was located at Fort Pepperrell, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada.

The same terminology for "Base Command" was used later for the Bermuda and Trinidad garrisons and then later Greenland and Iceland.

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