U. S. War Plans: 1938-1945

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Details the war plans drawn up by the Joint Army and Navy board before the U.S. entry into World War II and by the Combined Chiefs of Staff during the war. Focusing on American and Anglo-American war plans at the strategic and operational levels, Ross (military history, Naval War College) presents the documents produced by war planners, including staff talks with the British and Canadian military. Allied plans for the invasion of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy are presented, as are the plans for Operation Overlord. Plans for the Pacific war are also included, as are strategic directives, area plans, and numbered fleet operational orders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588260086
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Series: Art of War Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 371
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Pre-War Plans
1 Study of Joint Action in the Event of Violation of Monroe Doctrine by Fascist Powers, November 12, 1938 7
2 Rainbow No. 1, October 14, 1939 17
3 Rainbow No. 4, August 14, 1940 33
4 Plan Dog, November 12, 1940 55
5 United States-British Staff Conversation Report, ABC-1, March 27, 1941 67
6 The Victory Program, September 11, 1941 103
7 Rainbow No. 5 (Revised), November 19, 1941 135
Pt. 2 The War in North Africa and Europe
8 Outline Plan, Operation Torch, October 8, 1942 161
9 Operation Husky, March 24, 1943 167
10 Operation Avalanche, August 31, 1943 171
11 Operation Shingle, January 12, 1944 175
12 Operation Neptune, May 20, 1944 187
13 Fortitude, February 23, 1944 225
14 AGWAR, for United States Joint Planning Staff, May 8, 1944 237
15 Operation (Anvil) Dragoon, August 1, 1944 239
16 Operation Market, September 1944 247
17 Appreciation and Plan of Operations, January 20, 1945 255
18 SCAF 260 (Final Offensive), March 31, 1945 261
Pt. 3 The War in the Pacific
19 Joint Directive for Offensive Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, July 2, 1942 267
20 The Elkton (Cartwheel) Plan, February 28, 1943 271
21 Joint Chiefs of Staff Directive, March 28, 1943 279
22 Operation Plan No. 14-43, June 3, 1943, and Serial 00958 Warning Order, September 22, 1943 281
23 Operation Plan No. 13-43 (Galvanic), October 5, 1943 287
24 Operation Plan No. 16-43C (Flintlock Revised), December 16, 1943 293
25 Operation Hailstone, January 18, 1944 299
26 Operation Catchpole, January 18, 1944 305
27 CinCPac Forager, April 23, 1944 311
28 CinCPoa No. 8-44 (King II), September 27, 1944 319
29 Operation Musketeer III, September 28, 1944 325
30 Operation Detachment, October 7, 1944 335
31 CinCPoa No. 14-44 (Iceberg), December 31, 1944 341
32 Operation Downfall, May 28, 1945 349
About the Book 371
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