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Sep 19, 2021 United States. -- Air Force, 9th. -- Air Defense Command
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IX Air Defense, Command Historical And Statistical Summary, 1 January 1944 - 1 June 1945 Table Of Contents Frontispiece 2 Forward 3 Table Of Content 4 A Combined Effort 5 Narrative 6 Organization Chart Of Command Headquarters 16 Flow Charts 17 Decorations 21 Disposition Maps 22 Types and Number of Units 25 Strength In Personnel 26 Total Claims 27 Story Of Antwerp "X" 28 Health Of The Command 38 Judge Advocate General Section 45 Battle Of The Bulge 49 AA in Ground Roles 51...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War II, World War, 1939-1945,...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 6 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by CINCPAC staff covering the period 1 January 1945 to 1 July 1945 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943): pages 1263 – 1612 Volume 4 (1 July 1943 to 31...
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2013 McClain, James
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"Tidal Wave was the code name for the joint Eighth Air Force/Ninth Air Force mission to destroy Germany’s main source of fuel for its military forces, the refinery complex in and around Ploesti, Romania."  Journal article digitized by   http://www.afhso.af.mil/  & copyright status is unspecified there.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, Ploieşti, Battles of, Ploieşti,...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 2 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by Captain James M. Steele, USN, CINCPAC staff at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, covering the period 1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 [This Document] Volume 3 (1...
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 1 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by Captain James M. Steele, USN, CINCPAC staff at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, covering the period 7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 [This Document] Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1...
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 3 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by Captain James M. Steele, USN, CINCPAC staff at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, covering the period 1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, World War,...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USNNimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 8 of 8 Selected dispatches concerning the period 30 December 1941 to 30 April 1942 and pertaining to the Battle of Midway The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943): pages 1263 – 1612 Volume 4 (1 July 1943...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations,...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 5 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by CINCPAC staff covering the period 1 January 1944 to 31 December 1944 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943): pages 1263 – 1612 Volume 4 (1 July 1943...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources, Nimitz, Chester...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 7 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by CINCPAC staff covering the period 1 July 1945 to 31 August 1945 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943): pages 1263 – 1612 Volume 4 (1 July 1943 to 31...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy,...
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2013 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, author; Steele, James M; Naval War College (U.S.) issuing body; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.); United States. Pacific Command
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Command Summary of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN Nimitz "Graybook" 7 December 1941 – 31 August 1945 Volume 4 of 8 Running Estimate and Summary maintained by CINCPAC staff covering the period 1 July 1943 to 31 December 1943 The 8 volumes are paginated as follows: Volume 1 (7 December 1941 to 31 August 1942): pages 1 - 861 Volume 2 (1 September 1942 to 31 December 1942): pages 862 – 1262 Volume 3 (1 January 1943 to 30 June 1943): pages 1263 – 1612 Volume 4 (1 July 1943 to...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, United States. Navy,...
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2012 United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division; Marine Corps Historical Center (U.S.); Marine Corps University (U.S.). History Division; Marine Corps Historical Program (U.S.)
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Fortitudine: newsletter of the Marine Corps historical program: Aviation Issue Vol 37 No 1 - 100 Years Of Marine Corps Aviation Digitized by https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/
Topics: Military history -- Periodicals, United States. -- Marine Corps -- History, United States. --...
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2012 De Jong, Ivo M; Army War College (U.S.)
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Topics: WWII, Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American, United States. --...
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2011 Commanding General, United States Army, Europe cre
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"Contents include: World War II and Battle of the Bulge chronologies; WWII allied conferences; Allied Command architecture and order of battle; the U.S. Army in December 1944; biographical sketches - senior allied commanders; German command architecture and order of battle; the German Army in December 1944; biographical sketches- senior German commanders; comparative military officers' ranks; equipment; the defense of Bastogne; casualties, medical statistics and battle losses; suggestions...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne, Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945,...
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2011 Melson, Charles D.; Marine Corps University (U.S.). Press, publisher
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Contents Preface and Acknowledgments iii Introduction i Knight's Move 2 Origins of the Raid 11 The Plan 14 The Airborne Raid 16 Partisan Picture 25 Execution, X-Day 27 0700 — Airborne assault wave reaches the objective 31 0930 — Drvar occupied, main attempt to capture Tito 39 1000 — Battle group moves to the southwest 44 1200 — ^The second wave arrives 46 1800 — Battalion withdraws to cemetery 47 2130 — Cemetery position occupied 49 Execution, X-Day plus 1 50 0330 — Enemy attacks...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Drvar, Battle of, Drvar, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 1944, World War II,...
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2011 Davis, Michael E.; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. School of Advanced Military Studies.
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A Letter To All Guerrilleros: Unifying The Mindanao Resistance Movement And Unconventional Warfare "This monograph begins with an overview of theories of cooperation and resistance that describe common factors that motivate and deter people from joining or supporting guerrilla groups. These factors are then compared with successful and unsuccessful attempts to build a resistance movement using case studies taken from the Philippine Islands during World War II. Finally, the historical...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines, United...
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2010 Byers, Adrian R; ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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"The USAAF responded to the requirement to keep China engaged against Japan by conducting two distinct air supply operations, a tactical air supply mission to Burma and a strategic air supply effort over the Himalayas to China. The tactical air supply effort to Burma supported offensive combat operations and the construction of the Ledo Road, while the Hump airlift directly contributed to the American strategic objective. Despite Stilwell's stubborn commitment to the Ledo Road as the main...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American, CBI,...
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2010 Williams, Mary H. (Mary Hasselvander), -1994; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 11-1 Chronology: 1941-1945 by Mary H. Williams. First published, 1960. GPO Number: 008-029-00015-6 "This chronology focuses on tactical events from the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 to the signing of the instrument of surrender on the USS Missouri on 2 September 1945. The work includes a comprehensive index." CONTENTS 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 List of abbreviations List of code names. Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: Special Studies, World War, 1939-1945 -- Chronology, The U.S. Army...
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2010 Hedberg, Scott B.
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Army Amateur Radio System 1925-1941 "This monograph conducts a historical study of the Army Amateur Radio System, the predecessor to the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS). In 2009, the Department of Defense changed the MARS mission to support homeland security functions by using MARS to provide backup emergency communications to local, state, and federal authorities. Viewed as a new direction for MARS, the responsibility of providing emergency communications is the same mission that...
Topics: United States. -- Military Affiliate Radio System, Ham radio, Radio, Military -- United States --...
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2010 Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977; U.S. Army Center For Military History; Webber, A. Joseph; Westover, John G., 1917-
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CMH Pub 22-2-1 Bastogne The First Eight Days : the story of the first eight days in which the 101st Airborne Division was closed within the ring of German forces. First published, 1946. CONTENTS foreword v Units, Commansers, Staff Members, and Members of Units, Mentioned in this Narrative vii Chapter 1 The Situation 1 Chapter 2 The Concentration on Bastogne 8 Chapters Team Cherry 22 Chapter 4 First Meeting with the Enemy 30 Chapter 5 East of Bastogne 39 Chapters Holding the Chateau 49 Chapter?...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division, 101st, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
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2010 Kirkpatrick, Charles Edward; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 93-10 An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941 by Charles E. Kirkpatrick. " An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941 covers the work of then Maj. Albert C. Wedemeyer, the principal author of the Victory Plan. In just forty-eight months America raised and equipped a modern army seemingly overnight, a feat that owed much to sound military planning. As Wedemeyer makes clear, mobilization transcends purely military...
Topics: Historical Analysis Series, United States. -- Army -- Mobilization -- History, Strategy, World War,...
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"A Master’s paper submitted to the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Library Science."
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature And The War, Soldiers -- United States -- Books And...
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2009 Eisel, Braxton; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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"Despite incredible odds against them from numerically superior Japanese forces and a near complete lack of supply and replacement parts, they took the first successful fight to the Japanese during a time of Japan's unrelenting successes. It was not pretty, and their legend has eclipsed the reality, but the reality of the AVG is still an amazing story. Led by Claire Lee Chennault, they made history." Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939- 1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
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2009 Hughes, Thomas A; NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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"Despite his contributions in World War II, he appears in only the most detailed of books and it is his little brother's name that graces buildings at the Air Force Academy. Harmon's untimely death surely accounts for some of this amnesia; the rush of wartime events left little time to commemorate individuals. But there is more to the continuing silence that surrounds Miff Harmon's career. After the war, the Army and Navy had their own heroes to memorialize, and Harmon's joint Service...
Topics: WWII, Twining, Nathan F. (Nathan Farragut), 1897-1982, United States. Army Air Forces, Harmon,...
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2007 St. Clair, Matthew G; School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
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Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 12th, World War, 1939-1945 -- Mediterranean...
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2007 Kan, Kenneth C.; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.), issuing body
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"During the perilous years of 1940-1941, a small band of Americans joined the Royal Air Force to help England resist Nazi Germany. They did so while the United States remained a neutral power and overcame significant obstacles to accomplish their objective. Over time, the RAF formed three fighter units, known collectively as the Eagle Squadrons, around these volunteer pilots. These Americans flew alongside their British comrades in fighter and bomber escort missions until 1942, when they...
Topics: Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force -- Eagle Squadron -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
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2007 Wolk, Herman S., 1931-; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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CONTENTS FOREWORD iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v INTRODUCTION 1 I. BETWEEN THE WARS 7 II. ORGANIZING FOR WAR 17 III. THE AIR OFFENSIVE IN EUROPE 33 IV. THE TWENTIETH AGAINST JAPAN 45 V. THE AAF AND THE ATOMIC BOMB 59 VI. HE POSTWAR DRIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE 75 EPILOGUE 101 NOTES 113 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 123 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
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CMH 70-99-1 Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II  The U.S. Army and the Nisei before Pearl Harbor  Fourth Army intelligence school, November 1941-May 1942  MIS Nisei pioneers, May 1942-February 1943  Camp Savage, 1942-1943  Camp Savage, 1943-1944  MIS Nisei in the campaigns of 1943  MIS Nisei serving in the continental United States, 1943-1945  MIS Nisei in the campaigns of 1944  Fort Snelling, 1944-1945  MIS Nisei in the...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Military Intelligence Service Language School (U.S.) -- History, World...
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2006 White, Gerald A.; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History
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"World War II saw the breakthrough of blacks into many areas of mihtary service previously denied them. Although racial segregation allowed only a very few the full range of opportunities available, those who broke through the numerous barriers built a record of significant accomplishment. One area denied to blacks was service in Army Air Corps (later Army Air Forces). This denial extended to any support position in the Air Corps, including meteorological observing and forecasting....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American, United States. Army Air Forces, World...
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2006 Hunter, Kenneth E; Tackley, Margaret E; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 12-1 The War Against Japan Pictorial Record by Kenneth E. Hunter, comp.; Margaret E. Tackley, comp.; Mary Ann Bacon, ed. "The book deals with the Pacific Theater of Operations and is divided into six sections: (1) The Allied Defensive; (2) The Strategic Defensive and Tactical Offensive; (3) The Offensive - 1944; (4) The Final Phase; (5) The China-Burma-India Theater; and (6) The Collapse of Japan and the End of the War in the Pacific." ISBN: 0160765463 ISNB-13 978-0160765469...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area -- Pictorial works, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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2005 NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES ctb; Holzimmer, Kevin C. cre
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"In the last strategically significant amphibious landing in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II, the Armed Forces landed 175,000 men-organized into I and XIV Corps-on a 20-mile stretch of beach on the Philippine island of Luzon. The operation capped a 2-year campaign that spanned thousands of miles of ocean and included 73 amphibious assaults. While difficult, all of these landings and subsequent actions succeeded. Indeed, U.S. joint operations in SWPA-involving Army,...
Topics: Unified operations (Military science), World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean, World...
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2005 Risch, Erna, 1904-; Kieffer, Chester L
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CMH Pub 10-12-1 The Quartermaster Corps: Organization Supply And Services, Volume I by Erna Risch. First published, 1953. "A two-volume account of the activities of the Corps in the zone of interior and efforts to maximize stockage through conservation, reclamation, and salvage." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories...
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2005 Whitcomb, Edgar D
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Contents Chapter Page DISCLAIMER ii FOREWORD xx ABOUT THE AUTHOR xi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii INTRODUCTION xv 1 Navigators of the First Global Air Force 1 Notes 10 2 Prelude to War 13 Notes 20 3 Death on a Bright Sunday Morning 21 Notes 24 4 Attack on Clark Field 25 Notes 28 5 George Berkowitz 31 6 Harry Schreiber 35 Notes 39 7 William Meenagh 41 Notes 46 8 Regroup 47 Notes 50 9 Richard Wellington Cease 51 Notes 56 10 Paul E. Dawson 57 Notes 59 11 George Markovich 61 Notes 69 12 War Plan Orange III...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area, United States. -- Army Air Forces --...
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CMH Pub 10-13-1 The Quartermaster Corps: Organization Supply And Services, Volume II by Erna Risch, Chester L. Kieffer. First published, 1955. "A two-volume account of the activities of the Corps in the zone of interior and efforts to maximize stockage through conservation, reclamation, and salvage." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and...
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2005 Pearson, Natalie M; Pearson, Natalie M. cre
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"The thesis of this research is that the U.S. Army aviation engineer units played a crucial role in the success of General Douglas MacArthur's island hopping campaign in the Southwest Pacific Theater at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Allied victory depended on seizing lightly defended enemy territory and neutralizing enemy strongpoints from Australia to the Philippines through the following patrem: conduct air and naval bombardment, land the assault forces, defeat any...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, Military Engineering, World War,...
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2005 Rodman, Matthew K., 1971-
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"This work attempts to present an accurate account of the nature of the air war in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, focusing mainly upon the Fifth Air Force. The study does not presume to be an all-encompassing operational summary; instead, it aims to provide a representative picture of American bombardment in that area. This was a moment in history when combat air power played a key role in achieving victory. The author recounts how the Fifth Air Force quickly developed new...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American, World War II, World War, 1939-1945,...
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2004 Anderson, Charles Robert, 1943-; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-19 Anzio: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Clayton D. Laurie. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00275-2 ISBN: 0160381061 ISBN-13: 978-0160420849 Digitized by the U.S....
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, United States. Army, US...
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2004 Brophy, Leo P; Fisher, George J. B., 1893-1956; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 10-1 The Chemical Warfare Service: Organizing For War by Leo P. Brophy, George J.B. Fisher.  First published, 1954. "Organization and administration of the service from its origins in World War I, with an emphasis on the training of military personnel for offensive and defensive chemical warfare." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, Green Book, The U.S. Army In WWII, World...
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2004 Stauffer, Alvin P. (Alvin Packer); Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 10-14 The Quartermaster Corps: Operations In The War Against Japan by Alvin P. Stauffer. First published, 1956. GPO Number: 008-029-00047-4 "This study focuses on logistics as the indispensable companion of strategy and tactics and includes a description of conditions under which GIs lived in primitive environments." The Philippines : the opening operations Problems in Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand Mission and organization in the Pacific Pacific bases Local procurement in...
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2004 McCarthy, Michael C
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Contents Chapter Page DISCLAIMER ii FOREWORD v ABOUT THE AUTHOR vii PREFACE ix INTRODUCTION xi Notes xiv 1 GREAT ADVENTURE BEGINS 1 2 THREE MUSKETEERS TIMES TWO 11 3 AIR-TO-GROUND BATTLE FOR ITALY 45 4 OPERATION STRANGLE 65 INDEX 97 Photographs follow page 28 Digitized by Google
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2004 Anderson, Charles Robert, 1943-; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-12 Tunisia: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Charles Robert Anderson. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00261-2 ISBN: 0160381061 ISBN-13: 978-0160381065 Digitized by the...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Tunisia, United States. Army,...
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2004 Coles, Harry Lewis, 1918-; Weinberg, Albert Katz; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 11-3 Civil Affairs: Soldiers Become Governors by  Harry L. Coles, Albert K. Weinberg. First published 1964. "A documentary history with brief narrative introductions illustrating the evolution of civil affairs policy and practice in the Mediterranean and European theaters." PT. 1. THE ARMY MUST TAKE ON AN UNCONGENIAL TASK Should soldiers be governors? French North Africa puts civilian control to the test The War Department prepares for a broader role The army is assigned...
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: Special Studies, WWII, The U.S. Army In World War II, United States....
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2004 Ross, William F; Romanus, Charles F; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 10-15 The Quartermaster Corps: Operations In The War Against Germany by William F. Ross. First published, 1965. "A history of the Quartermaster establishment in Europe, the largest organization in military history for feeding and clothing people and providing other services to American and Allied forces, impoverished civilians, and prisoners of war." The heritage and mission of field quartermasters Early activities in the United Kingdom and North Africa Mediterranean...
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories...
The Mosquito Network: American Military Broadcasting In The South West Pacific During World War Two "The year is 1944 and the world is at war. In the South-West Pacific, US soldier and radio broadcaster, T/5 1 Hy Averback, presents the Atabrine Cocktail Hour programme on the airwaves of the American Expeditionary Station (AES) on Guadalcanal in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. To keep his audience of Gl's and other service personnel amused and interested, Averback invents...
Topics: WWII, Armed Forces Network, World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio Broadcasting -- United States, Radio...
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2004 Fisch, Arnold G; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-35 Ryukus: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Arnold G. Fisch, Jr. Published by U.S. Army Center of Military History, CMH Pub 72-35 "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number:...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island, World...
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2004 Ulbrich, David J; Marine Corps University (U.S.). History and Museums Division
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Thomas Holcomb And The Advent Of The Marine Corps Defense Battalion, 1936-1941 "It is Mr Ulbrich's contention that Holcomb, more than any other Marine, guided the Corps' World War I mobilization and then directed its participation during that conflict. He functioned as a leader, manager, publicist, and strategist. Holcomb, Ulbrich notes,deserves much credit for forging the modern seaborne service that helped defeat Japan in the Pacific and later distinguished itself during the Cold...
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2004 Army Air Forces USA. Center for Air Force History
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CONTENTS The Situation i Narrative of the Operation lo The Epic Struggle of the First Airborne Division 45 ILLUSTRATIONS Lt. Gen. Lewis H. Brercton Frontispiece 82d D-Day Paradrop 9 101st D-Day Paradrop 13 Maj. Gen. Paul L. Williams 19 Navigation Diagram, No. i 26-27 British D-Day and D+1 Paradrop 33 101st D+1 Glider Release 41 82d D+1 Glider Release 45 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
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2003 Thomson, Harry C., 1912-; Mayo, Lida; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 10-10 The Ordnance Department: Procurement And Supply by Harry C. Thomson, Lida Mayo. First published, 1960. "A description of how the War Department and private industry manufactured huge quantities of munitions and how the Field Service stored, catalogued, maintained, and distributed those munitions to the ports of embarkation." Procurement planning Launching the defense program, 1940-41 The problem of requirements Artillary Artillery ammunition: preparation Artillery...
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2003 Wardlow, Chester; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 10-20 The Transportation Corps: Movements, Training, And Supply by Chester Wardlow. First published, 1956. GPO Number: 008-029-00051-2 "Troop and supply movements within the zone of interior and to overseas commands, the organization and training of personnel, and the development, procurement, and distribution of Corps materiel." Army passenger traffic in the United States Troop movements to the oversea commands Redeployment and repatriation Freight movements in the United...
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2003 Bykofsky, Joseph; Larson, Harold, 1901-
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CMH Pub 10-21 The Transportation Corps: Operations Overseas by Joseph Bykofsky, Harold Larson. First published, 1957. "An account of the successes and failures in the massive deployment of men and materiel from the zone of interior to the theaters."   The Atlantic and Caribbean bases Alaska and Western Canada Build-up in Britain North Africa Sicily and Italy The invasion of Normandy The assault on Southern France France, Belgium, and Germany The Persian corridor The Persian...
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2003 Palmer, R. R. (Robert Roswell), 1909-; Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-; Keast, William R
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CMH Pub 2-2 The Procurement And Training Of Ground Combat Troops by Robert R. Palmer, Bell I. Wiley, William R. Keast. First published 1948. "A series of studies on training, the principal mission of the Army Ground Forces, including procurement of soldiers and officers and the policies and problems involved in training individuals and units for their special functions in ground combat." The procurement of enlisted personnel: the problem of quality The procurement of officers The...
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2002 Spires, David N; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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Contents Foreword v Preface vii Charts xiii Maps xiii Photographs xv 1 The Doctrinal Setting 1 Evolution of Early Tactical Air Doctrine 1 Doctrine in Practice: Operation Torch 7 Tactical Air Doctrine Refined 14 2 Preparing for Joint Operations 21 The Generals Paired 23 Organizing Allied Assault Forces for Joint Operations 28 Manning and Equipping the Assault Forces 33 Training Underway 39 The Issue of Joint Training 43 Normandy: On the Job Training 49 Air-Ground Support System Refined 56...
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2002 Quantock, David E; Army War College (U.S.)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT iii LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS vii DISASTER AT SAVO ISLAND, 1942 1 THE BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND 1 STRATEGIC OVERVIEW 1. KEY FIGURES/COMPOSITION/DISPOSITION OF ALLIED/JAPANESE FORCES 4 JAPANESE COMPOSITION/DISPOSITION OF FORCES 4 ALLIED COMPOSITION/DISPOSITION OF FORCES 6 THE BATTLE 8 ESSENCE OF THE DEBACLE 12 COMMAND AND CONTROL 12 COMMAND CLIMATE 15 CONTRIBUTING CAUSES 15 DOCTRINE 15 OPERATION SHOESTRING 16 PROTECTION OF THE CARRIER BATTLE GROUP 17 THE ART OF SURPRISE 18...
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2002 Ellis, Peter S. H; Air University (U.S.). Press; Air University (U.S.). School of Advanced Airpower Studies
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"July 2002."
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2001 Lee, Ulysses; United States. Dept. of the Army. Office of Military History
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CMH Pub 11-4-1 The Employment Of Negro Troops by Ulysses Lee. First published, 1966. GPO Number: 008-029-00028-8, Cloth GPO Number: 008-029-00282-5, Paper "A description of the black soldier's experience during World War II, including a detailed account of the effect of segregated service on the morale and performance of black units. The study concludes with an analysis of the partially integrated service of black infantry platoons on the European front in the last months of the war."...
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: Special Studies, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African...
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2001 Quilter, Charles J; Chapin, John C; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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A History Of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531 by Charles J Quilter; John C Chapin "This history traces a half century of active service by Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531. It was a unique squadron because its history demonstrates the complete evolution from night fighter to all-weather fighter to fighter-attack. Its earliest days placed the Marine Corps as the pioneer of all the military Services in night fighting." Digitized by https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/
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2001 Crawford, Danny J; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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The 2d Marine Division And Its Regiments Danny J. Crawford, Robert V. Aquilina, Ann A. Ferrante, Lena M. Kaljot, and Shelia P. Gramblin, Reference Section, Historical Branch ISBN 0-16-050817-7 "The 2d Marine Division is the direct descendant of the 2d Marine Brigade, which was activated on 1 July 1936 at San Diego, California. Within a year of its activation, the brigade was called upon to reinforce the 4th Marines in China, when unstable conditions threatened American lives and property...
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2001 Kelley, David H; Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College
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"In-theater combat crew replacement centers (CCRC) represented a brief but important stop for aircrews training as replacements for personnel lost in the European theater during World War II. The Eighth Air Force[alpha]s 496th Fighter Training Group operated a fighter CCRC at Goxhill, England, and illustrated the unique challenges and successes of the CCRC mission. The 496th Fighter Training Group overcame maintenance shortfalls, aircraft shortages, and persistent morale issues to train...
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"This major update of the original 1955 study offers a well organized chronology of the operational aspects of the U.S. Navy's war in every theater." Table of Contents • Introduction 2 • Chapter I: Events of the Year 1939 6 • Chapter II: Events of the Year 1940 32 • Chapter III: Events of the Year 1941 74 • Chapter IV: Events of the Year 1942 138 • Chapter V: Events of the Year 1943 294 • Chapter VI: Events of the Year 1944 425 • Chapter VII: Events of the Year 1945...
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2000 United States. Marine Corps. Marine Division, 4th. Historical Detachment
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History Of The 4th Marine Division, 1943-2000 "The history of the "Fighting Fourth" Marine Division is a very proud and distinguished one. Its honors and lineage are a narrative to the dedication and sacrifice of Marines and Sailors that, woven together, chronicles this most distinguished combat division of the United States Marine Corps. This second edition closes the gap in the written history of the division and updates the landmark work begun by my predecessor Brigadier...
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2000 Neufeld, Jacob; Y'Blood, William T., 1937-; Jefferson, Mary Lee; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.); Air Force Historical Foundation; Y'Blood, William T.
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Table of Contents Foreword iii Grand Strategy in the Pacific War Crerhard L. Weinberg 1 Joint Operations Walter S. Poole 15 The Island Campaign Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret.) 25 Intelligence Methodologies in the Pacific War John Prados 45 The Sea War against Japan William S. Dudley 53 Military Technology and the Pacific War Richard P. Hallion 69 Strategic Intelligence and War Termination Edward J. Drea 91 Revolutionizing Submarine Warfare Rear Mm. Eugene B. Fluckey, USN (Ret.) 103 The...
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2000 Y'Blood, William T., 1937-; Neufeld, Jacob; Jefferson, Mary Lee; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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Table of Contents Foreword iii U.S. Senate Proclamation vii Remarks at Pentagon Center Court Dr. Sheila E. Widnall, USAF Secretary ix Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF Chief of Staff xi Lt. Col. Donald S. Lopez, USAF, retired xiii Reflections on the Air War in Europe Overview Dr. Richard G. Davis 1 Introductions Gen. Bryce Poe, II 10 Panelists Gen. Jacob E. Smart, USAF, retired 13 Maj. Gen. Lewis E. Lyle, USAF, retired 16 Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett, USAF, retired 19 Lt. Col. Harry H. Crosby,...
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2000 Conn, Stetson; Engelman, Rose C. (Rose Charlotte); Fairchild, Byron; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 4-2 Guarding The United States And Its Outposts by Stetson Conn, Rose C. Engelman, Byron Fairchild. First published 1964 "The deployment and operations of Army forces in defense of the continental United States and its outposts, from the Aleutians through Hawaii to the Galapagos in the Pacific, and from Iceland through Bermuda to Trinidad in the Atlantic." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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2000 Motter, T. H. Vail; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 8-1 The Persian Corridor And Aid To Russia by T. H. Vail Motter. First published 1952. "U.S. Army activities in the Near East in support of the aid-to-Russia supply program, with a discussion of the problems faced by Allies who met in strange lands without tested and well-coordinated policies to govern their diplomatic and military relations."  Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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CMH Pub 10-19 The Transportation Corps: Responsibilities, Organization, And Operations by Chester Wardlow. First published, 1951. "A discussion of the transportation task, the functions and organization of the Corps, and its operating problems in the zone of interior." The Atlantic and Caribbean bases Alaska and western Canada Build-up in Britain North Africa Sicily and Italy The invasion of Normandy The assault on southern France France, Belgium, and Germany The Persian corridor The...
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1999 Center of Military History; United States. Army
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CMH Pub 12-3 War Against Germany: Europe and Adjacent Areas Pictorial Record by Kenneth E Hunter, comp. and Mary Ann Bacon, ed. "This book deals with the European Theater of Operations, covering the period from the build-up in the United Kingdom through V-E Day. Its seven sections are arranged chronologically." ISBN: 1574881019 ISBN-13: 9781574881011 Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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1999 Matloff, Maurice, 1915-; Snell, Edwin Marion
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CMH Pub 1-3 Strategic Planning For Coalition Warfare, 1941-1942 by Maurice Matloff; Edwin M Snell; Center of Military History. First published 1953. "A description of wartime national planning and military strategy as they affected the missions and dispositions of the U.S. Army in the defensive phase of coalition warfare." GPO Number: 008-029-00058-0 Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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1999 Crawford, Danny J; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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The 1st Marine Division And Its Regiments ISBN 0-16-050101-6 "The 1st Marine Division is the direct descendant of the Advance Base Brigade, which was activated on 23 December 1913 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the early years of its existence, the brigade was deployed to a number of troubled areas in the Caribbean. The brigade was employed in a combat capacity in the "Banana Wars" in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic, and also participated in the landing at Vera Cruz,...
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1999 Hoffman, Jon T., 1955-; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting: U.S. Marine Corps Parachute Units in World War II. by Lieutenant Colonel Jon T. Hoffman (USMCR) "Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting: US. Marine Corps Parachute Units in World War II is a brief narrative of the development, deployment, and eventual demise of Marine parachute units during World War II. It is published to honor the veterans of these special units and for the information of those interested in Marine parachutists and the events in which they...
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1999 Warnock, A. Timothy; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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"Perhaps one of the least known but significant roles of the Army Air Forces (AAF) was in antisubmarine warfare, particularly in the European-African-Middle Eastern theater. From the coasts of Greenland, Europe, and Africa to the mid-Atlantic, AAF aircraft hunted German U-boats that sank thousands of British and American transport ships early in the war. These missions supplemented the efforts of the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force Coastal Command, and the U.S. Navy, and helped those sea...
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1999 Yarrison, James L
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"The preparation of this history of the U.S. Army's modern Louisiana Maneuvers (LAM) grew out of a requirement that GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, the Chief of Staff of the Army, placed upon the Army Center of Military History (CMH). The requirement appeared as part of his 22 May 1992 Letter of Instruc­tion on LAM to BG Tommy R. Franks, the first Director of the new Louisiana Maneu­vers Task Force. In that letter, GEN Sullivan directed the Chief of Military History to "document the...
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1999 Haulman, Daniel L. (Daniel Lee), 1949-; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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"The strategic bombardment of Japan during World War II remains one of the most controversial subjects of military history because it involved the first and only use of atomic weapons in war. It also raised the question of whether strategic bombing alone can win wars, a question that dominated U.S. Air Force thinking for a generation. Without question, the strategic bombing of Japan contributed very heavily to the Japanese decision to surrender. The United States and her allies did not...
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1998 Nanney, James, 1945-; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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"This history summarizes the Army Air Forces (AAF) medical achievements that led to the creation of the Air Force Medical Service in July 1949. When the United States entered World War II, our nation's small aviation force belonged to the U.S. Army and relied on the Army medical system for support. The rapid expansion of the AAF and the medical challenges of improved aircraft performance soon placed great strain on the ground-oriented Army medical system. By the end of the war, the AAF had...
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1998 Condon-Rall, Mary Ellen, 1938-; Cowdrey, Albert E
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CMH Pub 10-24 The Medical Department: Medical Service in the War Against Japan by Mary Ellen Condon-Rall, Albert E. Cowdrey. "Medical Service in the War Against Japan is one of three volumes recounting the organizational and operational overseas activities of the U.S. Army Medical Department during World War II. In the context of fierce combat operations waged in the joint/combined command Asian-Pacific theaters extending from Australia to Alaska and from the Gilbert Islands to Burma, Mary...
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1998 Bilstein, Roger E; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
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Contents Introduction 1 Early Airlift and Airborne Units 7 Pilots and Airplanes 13 DC-3/C-47 15 C 46 17 C-87 19 C 54 and C 69 20 Helicopters 23 Gliders 24 Airborne Operations in the Mediterranean 27 Special Missions 30 Frantic 30 Carpetbagger and the Balkans 31 The Assault on Europe 31 Overlord 31 Market-Garden 33 Bastogne and Varsity 36 Flying the Hump 38 Other Far East Missions 43 Legacies 45 Suggested Reading 50 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/  (no images).
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CMH Pub 72-10 Northern Solomons: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Stephen J. Lofgren. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00257-4 ISBN: 0160613000 ISBN-13: 978-0160613005 Digitized...
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