US Army Signal Corps "Handie-Talkie"

Artifact Details

In 1942, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) expanded to operations abroad, using advanced technology to ensure operations were carried out successfully.

The range of this BC-611-C radio receiver and transmitter was 1 to 3 miles with its antenna fully extended. In combat, antennas could be shortened to about the span from one’s thumb to the little finger, reducing the range to a more discreet 100-200 feet.

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Official OSS Exhibition Catalogue

The Office of Strategic Services: America’s First Intelligence Agency