Not really, from what I know, it was all over the place in Europe. ---- A big factor in the post-WW2 US surplus market was....The Bomb. During the war, US industry produced incredible amounts of electronics for the war effort - including for our Allies. Radio, radar, interphones, test equipment, PA systems, guidance systems, and much more - including spare parts. The war in Europe ended in the late spring of 1945, but the war against Japan was expected to last another year at least. GIs in the Pacific who were very optimistic hoped those who survived the invasion of Japan would be home for Christmas - 1946. An incredible supply chain across the USA and the Pacific kept our forces supplied. Having been through the shortages of resources early in the war, no one worried about there being too much of anything for our troops. And then, in August 1945, the war was over. The massive stockpiles of electronics and everything else were no longer needed. What's more, it cost money to store them, so mass quantities were sold off for pennies on the dollar.