Books & Paperwork
After D-Day on 6 June 1944 the American government had to deal with a unforeseen amount of dead soldiers they were not prepared for. Hastly, though thorough the Quartermaster Graves Registration Service created new protocols. These new guidelines were published in several books and manuals, some of them shown below. Many detailed images and written text is available for each of the items below.
A technical manual published by the US War Department in September 1941 for quartermaster personnel about what and who is involved with taking care of the dead. More pictures:
An January 1945 dated Field Manual regarding how to handle the dead in the field. In the period of WWII, this is the last known manual. It supersedes TM10-630 (September 1941), TB10-630-1 (February 1944) and TB10-630-2 (March 1944). More pictures: