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History of United States naval operations in World War II.

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
Material type: TextTextSeries: An Atlantic Monthly Press book.Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1947-62Edition: [1st ed.].Description: 15 v. : ill., maps (part fold., part col.), ports. ; 23 cm.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, AmericanAdditional physical formats: Online version:: History of United States naval operations in World War II.; Online version:: History of United States naval operations in World War II.DDC classification: 940.545973
Contents:
v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943.--v. 2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943.--v. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942.--v. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942.--v. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943.--v. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944.--v. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944.--v. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944.--v. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944.--v. 10. The Atlantic battle won, May 1943-May 1945.--v. 11. The invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945.--v. 12. Leyte, June 1944-January 1945.--v. 13. The liberation of the Philippines.--v. 14. Victory in the Pacific, 1945.--v. 15. Supplement and general index.
v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943 -- Introduction: The United States Navy between World Wars / Dudley W. Knox -- International limitation of naval armaments -- Pacifist propaganda -- The "Billy Mitchell" Crusade -- Development of fleet aviation -- Development of amphibious warfare -- General progress -- Comparison of naval strength -- The naval antagonists, 1939-1940 -- The Nazi Navy and naval policy -- The Royal Navies -- The neutrality patrols of the Atlantic Squadron -- Transatlantic convoys under Anglo-Canadian escort, September 1939-December 1940 -- Convoy definitions -- The Transatlantic convoys -- Effect of the fall of France, June 1940 -- "Short of War" Policy, June 1940--March 1941 -- The "two-ocean navy" -- Martinique and neutrality patrol -- The destroyer-naval base deal with Britain -- Lend-Lease -- Staff conversations and basic strategic decisions, August 1940-March 1941 -- Transatlantic escort plans and the support force -- "Short of War" Operations, March-August 1941 -- British transatlantic convoys, March-May 1941 -- Greenland and Western hemisphere defense -- The crisis of midsummer, 1941 -- The United States Navy joins battle, September-December 1941 -- From patrol to escort duty -- First blood for Nazis -- Convoy procedure and early lessons -- The first American convoy to the Orient, WS-12X -- The German submarine offensive of 1942, January-July 1942 -- Transatlantic convoys, December 1941-June 1942 -- The assault on coastal and Caribbean shipping -- First kills of U-boats -- The North Russia run, December 1941-July 1942 -- Conditions and urgencies -- The tough month of March -- Task Force 39 -- Convoys PQ-16 and QP-13 -- The ordeal of PQ-17 -- Missions to Malta, April-May 1942 -- Trends and conclusions, January-June 1942 -- The organization of anti-submarine warfare, 1939-1942 -- The complex problem -- Administration and sea frontiers -- Weapons and devices -- The anti-submarine fleet -- Air power and the submarine -- Coastal convoys -- Amateurs and auxiliaries -- The patrols -- Mystery ships -- Fishermen and air observers -- Merchant ships and their armament -- Ship production -- Naval armed guards -- Examples, errors and lessons, January-June 1942 -- Ten months' incessant battle, July 1942-April 1943 -- Transatlantic convoys -- Gulf and Caribbean -- Central transatlantic convoys -- North Russia convoys -- "Deus E Brasileiro," September 1941-April 1943 -- Unescorted ships with armed guards -- Analysis and conclusion, April 1943 -- The situation from the German point of view -- The situation from the Allied point of view --
v. 2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943 -- The expedition against French Morocco -- Preliminaries, July 1940-October 1942 -- The crossing, 20 October-7 November 1942 -- Landing at Fedhala, 8 November 1942 -- The Naval Battle of Casablanca, 8 November 1942 -- The Northern Attack, 7-11 November 1942 -- The Southern Attack, 7-11 November 1942 -- Morocco secured, 9 November-1 December 1942 -- The expeditions against Algeria and Tunisia -- Preparations, October-November 1942 -- The winning of Algiers, 8-15 November 1942 -- The capture of Oran, 8-11 November 1942 -- The Navy in the Tunisian Campaign, November 1942-May 1943 -- Pantelleria --
v. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 -- Panay through Pearl -- Hakko Ichiu, 1920-1940 -- The two navies, 1931-1941 -- Greater East Asia, 1938-1940 -- Last year of "peace" in East Asia, October 1940-November 1941 -- The attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 -- The Philippines and near-by waters -- The rising cloud, 1940-1941 -- Invasion, 8-25 December 1941 -- Fall of Guam, 10 December 1941 -- Landings in Malaya, 8-25 December 1941 -- Rear Guard in the Philippines, 10 December 1941-6 May 1942 -- Out from Pearl, 7 December 1941-4 March 1942 -- Pearl aftermath, 7-15 December 1941 -- Wake, 8-23 December 1941 -- Communications and carrier strikes, January-March 1942 -- Defense of the Malay Barrier, January-March 1942 -- The Abda Command -- Balikpapan, 6-24 January 1942 -- The octopus, January-February 1942 -- Prelude to invasion of Java, 15-27 February 1942 -- The Battle of the Java Sea, 27 February 1942 -- Bloody sequel, 27 February-9 March 1942 -- Events in the Indian Ocean, 25 March-8 April 1942 -- First light, 10 March-18 April 1942 --
v. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942 -- Coral Sea, Midway, Aleutians -- South from Rabaul, March-April 1942 -- Into the Coral Sea, 1-6 May 1942 -- Coral Sea: actions of 7 May -- Carrier battle of 8 May -- "Battle of Sydney," 31 May-1 June 1942 -- The Midway preliminaries, May 1942 -- The Battle of the Fourth of June -- Midway: the pursuit phase, 5-7 June -- The Aleutians, January-June 1942 -- Submarine actions -- Submarine patrols, 1 April 1942-1 February 1943 -- The Makin Raid, 16-18 August 1942 -- The first American offensive, 10 July-8 August 1942 -- Strategic decisions, March-July 1942 -- Plans and preparations, June-July 1942 -- The landings, 7-8 August 1942 --
v. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 -- King Solomon's Isles, 1567-1942 -- Three weeks on Guadalcanal, 9 August-1 September 1942 -- The Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942 -- Attrition tactics, 28 August-5 September 1942 -- The September crisis -- Fighting along the Matanikau, 23 September-9 October 1942 -- The Battle of Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942 -- Mid-October misery, 13-17 October 1942 -- The Battle for Henderson Field, 19-26 October 1942 -- The Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26-27 October 1942 -- The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 12-15 November 1942 -- The Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942 -- Securing Guadalcanal, 1 December 1942-29 January 1943 -- The Battle of Rennell Island, 29-30 January 1943 -- Guadalcanal evacuated, 1-9 February 1943 --
v. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944 -- The Papuan Campaign -- Strategic planning in 1943 -- Holding Papua, May-September 1942 -- Naval aspects of the Buna-Gona Campaign, September 1942-January 1943 -- Papuan pause, February 1943 -- The Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 2-5 March 1943 -- Southwest Pacific submarines, 8 February 1943-1 May 1944 -- The Central Solomons and Huon Gulf campaigns -- Yamamoto's last offensive, April-May 1943 -- MacArthur moves forward, 22 June-6 July 1943 -- The invasion of New Georgia, 21 June-5 July 1943 -- The battles of Kula Gulf and Kolombangara, 5-16 July 1943 -- Conclusion of the New Georgia Campaign, 13 July-20 September 1943 -- Vella Lavella, 15 August-7 October 1943 -- Lae and Salamaua, 16 June-15 September 1943 -- Finschhafen and beyond, 16 September-20 October 1943 -- The Bougainville Campaign -- The seizure of Empress Augusta Bay, 12 October-2 November 1943 -- The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, 2 November 1943 -- Carrier strikes on Rabaul, 5-18 November 1943 -- Securing the beachhead, 2-13 November 1943 -- Busy Thanksgiving, 15-25 November 1943 -- Perimeter defense and development, 26 November-27 December 1943 -- Rings around Rabaul -- Moving into New Britain, December 1943-January 1944 -- Airsols' assault on Rabaul, 17 December 1943-1 May 1944 -- Northabout, 25 December 1943-20 March 1944 -- The Battle of the Perimeter, January-March 1944 -- Admiralties annexed, 29 February-1 May 1944 --
v. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944 -- Fast carrier operations, 1943-1945 / James C. Shaw -- The recovery of the Western Aleutians: June 1942-August 1943 -- Nine months' Arctic warfare, 15 June 1942-18 March 1943 -- Aleutians situation -- Bombardment of Kiska, 7 August -- Adak and Amchitka -- Bombardment of Attu, 18 February -- The Battle of the Komandorski Islands, 26 March 1943 -- Attu regained, April-May 1943 -- Preparations and approach -- The landings, 11 May -- One week's struggle -- The final assault, 19-29 May -- The Aleutians secured, May-October 1943 -- Airfields and S-boats -- Concentrating on Kiska -- A slick evacuation, 28 July -- Bootless bombardment and bloodless occupation -- Aleutians secured -- The Gilbert Islands recovered (Operation "Galvanic") -- Plans and preparations -- The spider's web -- Micronesia in Pacific strategy -- Organization and training -- Preliminary operations -- Logistics afloat in the Pacific -- Organization and approach, November 1943 -- Makin, 19-29 November 1943 -- Plan and initial landings -- Lagoon landings -- Makin Taken -- Japanese reaction and counterattack, October-November 1943 -- Tarawa, 19-23 November 1943 -- The Japanese defensive system on Betio -- Plan, leaders, approach -- Betio assaulted, 20 November -- "Issue in doubt" -- Betio secured -- Tarawa and Abemama secured, 24-27 November 1943 -- Bairiki to Buariki -- Abemama -- Conclusions and casualties -- Scouting submarines and carrier strikes, 13 November-8 December 1943 -- Loss of Corvina and Sculpin -- Strikes on Kwajalein and Nauru, 4-8 December -- The conquest of the Marshalls -- Getting set for the Marshalls, June-December 1943 -- Which Marshalls? -- Amphtracs and logistics -- Air and submarine preparation -- Enemy preparations -- Majuro, 31 January-8 February 1944 -- Kwajalein (Operations "Flintlock"), 31 January-7 February 1944 -- The Atoll, the plan and the approach -- -- Initial landings in the north, 31 January -- Roi and Namur, 31 January-2 February -- The Southern attack force -- Initial landings in the south, 31 January-2 February -- The assault on Kwajalein Island, 1-6 February -- Ebeye and minor islets, 2-6 February -- Conclusion and comment -- Eniwetok (Operation "Catchpole"), 31 January-4 March 1944 -- Preliminaries -- Engebi, 17-18 February -- Eniwetok Island, 19-23 February -- Parry, 19-23 February -- Marshalls' mop-up, February-June 1944 -- Development of bases -- Neutralizing enemy-held atolls -- Occupation of minor atolls -- First strike on Truk (Operation "Hailstone"), 17-18 February 1944 -
v. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 -- Strategy, submarines, and strikes -- The Pacific Strategy for 1944 -- Submarine patrols, December 1943-July 1944 -- Fast carrier strikes on Palau, Hollandia and Truk, 22 March-30 April 1944 -- The Conquest of New Guinea -- The Southwest Pacific Organization -- Dutch New Guinea and the "Reckless" Plan -- The Hollandia Operation, 21 April-6 June 1944 -- Wake-Sarmi, May 1944 -- Biak, 27 May-1 June 1944 -- The Japanese reaction to Biak (Operation "KON"), 27 May-13 June 1944 -- Noemfoor and Sansapor, 2 July-3 September 1944 -- The Marianas -- Preliminary poundings and final plans, February-April 1944 -- Approach and bombardment, 10 May-14 June 1944 -- Saipan, 15-21 June 1944 -- Battle of the Philippine Sea, preliminaries, 3 May-18 June 1944 -- Battle of the Philippine Sea, the action, 19-20 June -- Battle of the Philippine Sea, conclusion, 20-24 June -- Saipan secured, 21 June-9 July 1944 -- Logistics for the Marianas -- The fight for Tinian, 24 July-1 August 1944 -- Guam recovered, June-August 1944 --
v. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944 -- Forward in the Mediterranean -- The Mediterranean and world strategy -- Planning and training for Sicily, January-June 1943 -- The Axis on the defensive, January-June 1943 -- The Sicilian Campaign -- Preliminary movements, 13 May-9 July 1943 -- The Licata Landings (JOSS Force), 10-12 July -- The Gela Landings (DIME Force), 10-13 July -- The Scoglitti Landings (CENT Force), 10-14 July -- The British sector, 10-22 July -- Sicily overrun, 11 July-7 August -- Sicily conquered, and evacuated, 3-17 August -- Salerno -- Preliminaries to Salerno, May-September 1943 -- D-day on the Salerno beaches, 9 September 1943 -- The Battle for Salerno beachhead, 10-17 September -- AVALANCHE concluded, 18 September-13 October -- Anzio -- Winter stalemate, November 1943-January 1944 -- The Assault on Anzio-Nettuno, 22-28 January 1944 -- Beachhead struggle, 28 January-30 April 1944 -- Breakout, 11 May-4 June 1944 --
v. 10. The Atlantic battle won, May 1943-May 1945 -- September 1939-April 1943 -- Tenth Fleet, March-September 1943 -- New antisubmarine ships and aircraft -- New training and technical developments -- The German underwater fleet, 1943-1945 -- Northern transatlantic convoys, April-May 1943 -- Ushant to Finisterre, 1943 -- The Central Atlantic and Azores, May-August 1943 -- North Atlantic crossings, September-November 1943 -- The Central Atlantic grind, October-December 1943 -- East Coast and Caribbean, April-December 1943 -- South Atlantic, May 1943-January 1944 -- In Arctic waters, May-December 1943 -- Within the Mediterranean, June 1943-August 1944 -- Southern and Far Eastern waters, 1943-1945 -- In Arctic waters, 1944-1945 -- Snorkels in the Atlantic, March-December 1944 -- Snorkel blitz in European waters, December 1944-April 1945 -- Victory in the Atlantic, February-May 1945 --
v. 11. The invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945 -- Normandy (Operation NEPTUNE-OVERLORD) -- Grand strategy and high politics, 1941-1943 -- Plans and preparations, March 1943-May 1944 -- Germans plan to meet the invasion, 1942-1944 -- Coiling the spring, January 1942-May 1944 -- Crossing the Channel, 3-6 June 1944 -- Utah Beach, 6 June 1944 -- Approach to Omaha, 6 June 1944 -- Landings at Omaha, 6 June 1944 -- Supporting the American beachhead, 7-18 June 1944 -- Counterattacks by air, sea, and weather, 8-22 June 1944 -- The British sector, 6 June-8 September 1944 -- Cherbourg, June-September 1944 -- Southern France (Operation DRAGOON) -- High-level wrangling, October 1943-August 1944 -- Planning and training, January-August 1944 -- Night landings in Provence, 14-15 August 1944 -- The main landings, 15-17 August 1944 -- Objectives won, 16 August-15 September 1944 -- The Navy's part in the final campaigns, August 1944-May 1945 -- The French out-ports, September 1944-May 1945 -- Mop-up in the Mediterranean, September 1944-April 1945 -- Plunging into Germany, October 1944-May 1945 --
v. 12. Leyte, June 1944-January 1945 -- Strategy and preliminaries -- After the Marianas, what? June-September 1944 -- Morotai, September-November 1944 -- The Palaus and Ulithi, September-November 1944 -- Plans and commands for Leyte, September-October 1944 -- Leyte logistics -- Formosa air battle, 10-20 October 1944 -- The amphibious phase -- Preliminaries, 7-20 October 1944 -- The main landings, 20-29 October 1944 -- The Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-25 October 1944 -- Moves on the naval chessboard, 17-24 October 1944 -- The air battles of 24 October -- The Battle of Surigao Strait, 24-25 October 1944 -- The Battle off Samar: the main action, 25 October 1944 -- The Battle off Samar, the break-off and pursuit, 25-29 October 1944 -- The Battle off Cape Engano, 25-26 October 1944 -- Naval operations around Leyte, 26 October-25 November 1944 -- Leyte secured, 16 November 1944-10 May 1945 -- Submarine patrols, September-November 1944 --
v. 13. The liberation of the Philippines -- Planning and preliminaries -- Mindoro, December 1944-February 1945 -- Fast carrier forces in support, 10 December 1944-10 January 1945 -- Preliminaries to the Lingayen Landings, 15 December 1944-9 January 1945 -- Luzon liberated, January-February 1945 -- The Lingayen Landings, 9 January 1945 -- Progress of the operation, 9-17 January 1945 -- Third Fleet cuts loose, 10-27 January 1945 -- Luzon liberated, 17 January-30 June 1945 -- Central and Southern Philippines, February-August 1945 -- Palawan and Zamboanga, March-April 1945 -- The Southern Visayas, February-June 1945 -- Mindanao, April-July 1945 -- Miscellaneous operations, 1942-1945 -- Borneo, February-August 1945 -- Submarine operations Southwest Pacific, January-August 1945 -- The U.S. Naval Group, China --
v. 14. Victory in the Pacific, 1945 -- Iwo Jima -- Decisions, plans and preparations, October 1944-February 1945 -- Preliminary poundings, 10-18 February 1945 -- D-day at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945 -- The conquest of Iwo Jima, 19 February-16 March 1945 -- Securing the island, 17 March-1 June 1945 -- Okinawa -- Preparing for the Ryukyus, October 1944-March 1945 -- Moving in on the Ryukyus, 18 March-1 April -- More preliminaries, 25-31 March -- The landings, 1 April 1945 -- ICEBERG logistics, March-June 1945 -- Feeling each other out, 2-5 April 1945 -- TEN-GO gets going, 6-8 April -- Fast carrier support, 1-12 April 1945 -- The second week at Okinawa, 7-13 April 1945 -- The crucial fortnight, 14-30 April -- May days at Okinawa -- Okinawa secured, June-September 1945 -- Miscellaneous operations -- Pacific Fleet submarines, December 1944-August 1945 -- Third Fleet in Japanese waters, June-July 1945 -- Parthian shots and final passes, 24 July-15 August 1945 -- Victory and peace --
v. 15. Supplement and general index -- Outlying surrenders and early occupation problems, 1945-1946 -- Outlying surrenders -- The occupation of Japan -- Minesweeping -- Typhoon "Louise," 9-10 October 1945 -- Operation MAGIC CARPET -- Ships and aircraft of the United States Navy, 1940-1945 -- Aircraft carriers -- BB battleships -- Cruisers -- DD destroyers -- DE destroyer escorts -- SS submarines -- Minecraft -- Patrol craft -- Motor torpedo boats -- Auxiliaries -- Landing ships and craft -- Small landing craft -- Coast Guard cutters -- United States naval combat aircraft, 1941-1945 -- United States naval vessels transferred to foreign nations under Lend-Lease -- Officers and men on active duty, 1 July 1944 to 31 August 1945.
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Includes rev. ed. of v. 2 and latest printings of other volumes.

Bibliographical footnotes.

v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943.--v. 2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943.--v. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942.--v. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942.--v. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943.--v. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944.--v. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944.--v. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944.--v. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944.--v. 10. The Atlantic battle won, May 1943-May 1945.--v. 11. The invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945.--v. 12. Leyte, June 1944-January 1945.--v. 13. The liberation of the Philippines.--v. 14. Victory in the Pacific, 1945.--v. 15. Supplement and general index.

v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943 -- Introduction: The United States Navy between World Wars / Dudley W. Knox -- International limitation of naval armaments -- Pacifist propaganda -- The "Billy Mitchell" Crusade -- Development of fleet aviation -- Development of amphibious warfare -- General progress -- Comparison of naval strength -- The naval antagonists, 1939-1940 -- The Nazi Navy and naval policy -- The Royal Navies -- The neutrality patrols of the Atlantic Squadron -- Transatlantic convoys under Anglo-Canadian escort, September 1939-December 1940 -- Convoy definitions -- The Transatlantic convoys -- Effect of the fall of France, June 1940 -- "Short of War" Policy, June 1940--March 1941 -- The "two-ocean navy" -- Martinique and neutrality patrol -- The destroyer-naval base deal with Britain -- Lend-Lease -- Staff conversations and basic strategic decisions, August 1940-March 1941 -- Transatlantic escort plans and the support force -- "Short of War" Operations, March-August 1941 -- British transatlantic convoys, March-May 1941 -- Greenland and Western hemisphere defense -- The crisis of midsummer, 1941 -- The United States Navy joins battle, September-December 1941 -- From patrol to escort duty -- First blood for Nazis -- Convoy procedure and early lessons -- The first American convoy to the Orient, WS-12X -- The German submarine offensive of 1942, January-July 1942 -- Transatlantic convoys, December 1941-June 1942 -- The assault on coastal and Caribbean shipping -- First kills of U-boats -- The North Russia run, December 1941-July 1942 -- Conditions and urgencies -- The tough month of March -- Task Force 39 -- Convoys PQ-16 and QP-13 -- The ordeal of PQ-17 -- Missions to Malta, April-May 1942 -- Trends and conclusions, January-June 1942 -- The organization of anti-submarine warfare, 1939-1942 -- The complex problem -- Administration and sea frontiers -- Weapons and devices -- The anti-submarine fleet -- Air power and the submarine -- Coastal convoys -- Amateurs and auxiliaries -- The patrols -- Mystery ships -- Fishermen and air observers -- Merchant ships and their armament -- Ship production -- Naval armed guards -- Examples, errors and lessons, January-June 1942 -- Ten months' incessant battle, July 1942-April 1943 -- Transatlantic convoys -- Gulf and Caribbean -- Central transatlantic convoys -- North Russia convoys -- "Deus E Brasileiro," September 1941-April 1943 -- Unescorted ships with armed guards -- Analysis and conclusion, April 1943 -- The situation from the German point of view -- The situation from the Allied point of view --

v. 2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943 -- The expedition against French Morocco -- Preliminaries, July 1940-October 1942 -- The crossing, 20 October-7 November 1942 -- Landing at Fedhala, 8 November 1942 -- The Naval Battle of Casablanca, 8 November 1942 -- The Northern Attack, 7-11 November 1942 -- The Southern Attack, 7-11 November 1942 -- Morocco secured, 9 November-1 December 1942 -- The expeditions against Algeria and Tunisia -- Preparations, October-November 1942 -- The winning of Algiers, 8-15 November 1942 -- The capture of Oran, 8-11 November 1942 -- The Navy in the Tunisian Campaign, November 1942-May 1943 -- Pantelleria --

v. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 -- Panay through Pearl -- Hakko Ichiu, 1920-1940 -- The two navies, 1931-1941 -- Greater East Asia, 1938-1940 -- Last year of "peace" in East Asia, October 1940-November 1941 -- The attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 -- The Philippines and near-by waters -- The rising cloud, 1940-1941 -- Invasion, 8-25 December 1941 -- Fall of Guam, 10 December 1941 -- Landings in Malaya, 8-25 December 1941 -- Rear Guard in the Philippines, 10 December 1941-6 May 1942 -- Out from Pearl, 7 December 1941-4 March 1942 -- Pearl aftermath, 7-15 December 1941 -- Wake, 8-23 December 1941 -- Communications and carrier strikes, January-March 1942 -- Defense of the Malay Barrier, January-March 1942 -- The Abda Command -- Balikpapan, 6-24 January 1942 -- The octopus, January-February 1942 -- Prelude to invasion of Java, 15-27 February 1942 -- The Battle of the Java Sea, 27 February 1942 -- Bloody sequel, 27 February-9 March 1942 -- Events in the Indian Ocean, 25 March-8 April 1942 -- First light, 10 March-18 April 1942 --

v. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942 -- Coral Sea, Midway, Aleutians -- South from Rabaul, March-April 1942 -- Into the Coral Sea, 1-6 May 1942 -- Coral Sea: actions of 7 May -- Carrier battle of 8 May -- "Battle of Sydney," 31 May-1 June 1942 -- The Midway preliminaries, May 1942 -- The Battle of the Fourth of June -- Midway: the pursuit phase, 5-7 June -- The Aleutians, January-June 1942 -- Submarine actions -- Submarine patrols, 1 April 1942-1 February 1943 -- The Makin Raid, 16-18 August 1942 -- The first American offensive, 10 July-8 August 1942 -- Strategic decisions, March-July 1942 -- Plans and preparations, June-July 1942 -- The landings, 7-8 August 1942 --

v. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 -- King Solomon's Isles, 1567-1942 -- Three weeks on Guadalcanal, 9 August-1 September 1942 -- The Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942 -- Attrition tactics, 28 August-5 September 1942 -- The September crisis -- Fighting along the Matanikau, 23 September-9 October 1942 -- The Battle of Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942 -- Mid-October misery, 13-17 October 1942 -- The Battle for Henderson Field, 19-26 October 1942 -- The Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26-27 October 1942 -- The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 12-15 November 1942 -- The Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942 -- Securing Guadalcanal, 1 December 1942-29 January 1943 -- The Battle of Rennell Island, 29-30 January 1943 -- Guadalcanal evacuated, 1-9 February 1943 --

v. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944 -- The Papuan Campaign -- Strategic planning in 1943 -- Holding Papua, May-September 1942 -- Naval aspects of the Buna-Gona Campaign, September 1942-January 1943 -- Papuan pause, February 1943 -- The Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 2-5 March 1943 -- Southwest Pacific submarines, 8 February 1943-1 May 1944 -- The Central Solomons and Huon Gulf campaigns -- Yamamoto's last offensive, April-May 1943 -- MacArthur moves forward, 22 June-6 July 1943 -- The invasion of New Georgia, 21 June-5 July 1943 -- The battles of Kula Gulf and Kolombangara, 5-16 July 1943 -- Conclusion of the New Georgia Campaign, 13 July-20 September 1943 -- Vella Lavella, 15 August-7 October 1943 -- Lae and Salamaua, 16 June-15 September 1943 -- Finschhafen and beyond, 16 September-20 October 1943 -- The Bougainville Campaign -- The seizure of Empress Augusta Bay, 12 October-2 November 1943 -- The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, 2 November 1943 -- Carrier strikes on Rabaul, 5-18 November 1943 -- Securing the beachhead, 2-13 November 1943 -- Busy Thanksgiving, 15-25 November 1943 -- Perimeter defense and development, 26 November-27 December 1943 -- Rings around Rabaul -- Moving into New Britain, December 1943-January 1944 -- Airsols' assault on Rabaul, 17 December 1943-1 May 1944 -- Northabout, 25 December 1943-20 March 1944 -- The Battle of the Perimeter, January-March 1944 -- Admiralties annexed, 29 February-1 May 1944 --

v. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944 -- Fast carrier operations, 1943-1945 / James C. Shaw -- The recovery of the Western Aleutians: June 1942-August 1943 -- Nine months' Arctic warfare, 15 June 1942-18 March 1943 -- Aleutians situation -- Bombardment of Kiska, 7 August -- Adak and Amchitka -- Bombardment of Attu, 18 February -- The Battle of the Komandorski Islands, 26 March 1943 -- Attu regained, April-May 1943 -- Preparations and approach -- The landings, 11 May -- One week's struggle -- The final assault, 19-29 May -- The Aleutians secured, May-October 1943 -- Airfields and S-boats -- Concentrating on Kiska -- A slick evacuation, 28 July -- Bootless bombardment and bloodless occupation -- Aleutians secured -- The Gilbert Islands recovered (Operation "Galvanic") -- Plans and preparations -- The spider's web -- Micronesia in Pacific strategy -- Organization and training -- Preliminary operations -- Logistics afloat in the Pacific -- Organization and approach, November 1943 -- Makin, 19-29 November 1943 -- Plan and initial landings -- Lagoon landings -- Makin Taken -- Japanese reaction and counterattack, October-November 1943 -- Tarawa, 19-23 November 1943 -- The Japanese defensive system on Betio -- Plan, leaders, approach -- Betio assaulted, 20 November -- "Issue in doubt" -- Betio secured -- Tarawa and Abemama secured, 24-27 November 1943 -- Bairiki to Buariki -- Abemama -- Conclusions and casualties -- Scouting submarines and carrier strikes, 13 November-8 December 1943 -- Loss of Corvina and Sculpin -- Strikes on Kwajalein and Nauru, 4-8 December -- The conquest of the Marshalls -- Getting set for the Marshalls, June-December 1943 -- Which Marshalls? -- Amphtracs and logistics -- Air and submarine preparation -- Enemy preparations -- Majuro, 31 January-8 February 1944 -- Kwajalein (Operations "Flintlock"), 31 January-7 February 1944 -- The Atoll, the plan and the approach -- -- Initial landings in the north, 31 January -- Roi and Namur, 31 January-2 February -- The Southern attack force -- Initial landings in the south, 31 January-2 February -- The assault on Kwajalein Island, 1-6 February -- Ebeye and minor islets, 2-6 February -- Conclusion and comment -- Eniwetok (Operation "Catchpole"), 31 January-4 March 1944 -- Preliminaries -- Engebi, 17-18 February -- Eniwetok Island, 19-23 February -- Parry, 19-23 February -- Marshalls' mop-up, February-June 1944 -- Development of bases -- Neutralizing enemy-held atolls -- Occupation of minor atolls -- First strike on Truk (Operation "Hailstone"), 17-18 February 1944 -

v. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 -- Strategy, submarines, and strikes -- The Pacific Strategy for 1944 -- Submarine patrols, December 1943-July 1944 -- Fast carrier strikes on Palau, Hollandia and Truk, 22 March-30 April 1944 -- The Conquest of New Guinea -- The Southwest Pacific Organization -- Dutch New Guinea and the "Reckless" Plan -- The Hollandia Operation, 21 April-6 June 1944 -- Wake-Sarmi, May 1944 -- Biak, 27 May-1 June 1944 -- The Japanese reaction to Biak (Operation "KON"), 27 May-13 June 1944 -- Noemfoor and Sansapor, 2 July-3 September 1944 -- The Marianas -- Preliminary poundings and final plans, February-April 1944 -- Approach and bombardment, 10 May-14 June 1944 -- Saipan, 15-21 June 1944 -- Battle of the Philippine Sea, preliminaries, 3 May-18 June 1944 -- Battle of the Philippine Sea, the action, 19-20 June -- Battle of the Philippine Sea, conclusion, 20-24 June -- Saipan secured, 21 June-9 July 1944 -- Logistics for the Marianas -- The fight for Tinian, 24 July-1 August 1944 -- Guam recovered, June-August 1944 --

v. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944 -- Forward in the Mediterranean -- The Mediterranean and world strategy -- Planning and training for Sicily, January-June 1943 -- The Axis on the defensive, January-June 1943 -- The Sicilian Campaign -- Preliminary movements, 13 May-9 July 1943 -- The Licata Landings (JOSS Force), 10-12 July -- The Gela Landings (DIME Force), 10-13 July -- The Scoglitti Landings (CENT Force), 10-14 July -- The British sector, 10-22 July -- Sicily overrun, 11 July-7 August -- Sicily conquered, and evacuated, 3-17 August -- Salerno -- Preliminaries to Salerno, May-September 1943 -- D-day on the Salerno beaches, 9 September 1943 -- The Battle for Salerno beachhead, 10-17 September -- AVALANCHE concluded, 18 September-13 October -- Anzio -- Winter stalemate, November 1943-January 1944 -- The Assault on Anzio-Nettuno, 22-28 January 1944 -- Beachhead struggle, 28 January-30 April 1944 -- Breakout, 11 May-4 June 1944 --

v. 10. The Atlantic battle won, May 1943-May 1945 -- September 1939-April 1943 -- Tenth Fleet, March-September 1943 -- New antisubmarine ships and aircraft -- New training and technical developments -- The German underwater fleet, 1943-1945 -- Northern transatlantic convoys, April-May 1943 -- Ushant to Finisterre, 1943 -- The Central Atlantic and Azores, May-August 1943 -- North Atlantic crossings, September-November 1943 -- The Central Atlantic grind, October-December 1943 -- East Coast and Caribbean, April-December 1943 -- South Atlantic, May 1943-January 1944 -- In Arctic waters, May-December 1943 -- Within the Mediterranean, June 1943-August 1944 -- Southern and Far Eastern waters, 1943-1945 -- In Arctic waters, 1944-1945 -- Snorkels in the Atlantic, March-December 1944 -- Snorkel blitz in European waters, December 1944-April 1945 -- Victory in the Atlantic, February-May 1945 --

v. 11. The invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945 -- Normandy (Operation NEPTUNE-OVERLORD) -- Grand strategy and high politics, 1941-1943 -- Plans and preparations, March 1943-May 1944 -- Germans plan to meet the invasion, 1942-1944 -- Coiling the spring, January 1942-May 1944 -- Crossing the Channel, 3-6 June 1944 -- Utah Beach, 6 June 1944 -- Approach to Omaha, 6 June 1944 -- Landings at Omaha, 6 June 1944 -- Supporting the American beachhead, 7-18 June 1944 -- Counterattacks by air, sea, and weather, 8-22 June 1944 -- The British sector, 6 June-8 September 1944 -- Cherbourg, June-September 1944 -- Southern France (Operation DRAGOON) -- High-level wrangling, October 1943-August 1944 -- Planning and training, January-August 1944 -- Night landings in Provence, 14-15 August 1944 -- The main landings, 15-17 August 1944 -- Objectives won, 16 August-15 September 1944 -- The Navy's part in the final campaigns, August 1944-May 1945 -- The French out-ports, September 1944-May 1945 -- Mop-up in the Mediterranean, September 1944-April 1945 -- Plunging into Germany, October 1944-May 1945 --

v. 12. Leyte, June 1944-January 1945 -- Strategy and preliminaries -- After the Marianas, what? June-September 1944 -- Morotai, September-November 1944 -- The Palaus and Ulithi, September-November 1944 -- Plans and commands for Leyte, September-October 1944 -- Leyte logistics -- Formosa air battle, 10-20 October 1944 -- The amphibious phase -- Preliminaries, 7-20 October 1944 -- The main landings, 20-29 October 1944 -- The Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-25 October 1944 -- Moves on the naval chessboard, 17-24 October 1944 -- The air battles of 24 October -- The Battle of Surigao Strait, 24-25 October 1944 -- The Battle off Samar: the main action, 25 October 1944 -- The Battle off Samar, the break-off and pursuit, 25-29 October 1944 -- The Battle off Cape Engano, 25-26 October 1944 -- Naval operations around Leyte, 26 October-25 November 1944 -- Leyte secured, 16 November 1944-10 May 1945 -- Submarine patrols, September-November 1944 --

v. 13. The liberation of the Philippines -- Planning and preliminaries -- Mindoro, December 1944-February 1945 -- Fast carrier forces in support, 10 December 1944-10 January 1945 -- Preliminaries to the Lingayen Landings, 15 December 1944-9 January 1945 -- Luzon liberated, January-February 1945 -- The Lingayen Landings, 9 January 1945 -- Progress of the operation, 9-17 January 1945 -- Third Fleet cuts loose, 10-27 January 1945 -- Luzon liberated, 17 January-30 June 1945 -- Central and Southern Philippines, February-August 1945 -- Palawan and Zamboanga, March-April 1945 -- The Southern Visayas, February-June 1945 -- Mindanao, April-July 1945 -- Miscellaneous operations, 1942-1945 -- Borneo, February-August 1945 -- Submarine operations Southwest Pacific, January-August 1945 -- The U.S. Naval Group, China --

v. 14. Victory in the Pacific, 1945 -- Iwo Jima -- Decisions, plans and preparations, October 1944-February 1945 -- Preliminary poundings, 10-18 February 1945 -- D-day at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945 -- The conquest of Iwo Jima, 19 February-16 March 1945 -- Securing the island, 17 March-1 June 1945 -- Okinawa -- Preparing for the Ryukyus, October 1944-March 1945 -- Moving in on the Ryukyus, 18 March-1 April -- More preliminaries, 25-31 March -- The landings, 1 April 1945 -- ICEBERG logistics, March-June 1945 -- Feeling each other out, 2-5 April 1945 -- TEN-GO gets going, 6-8 April -- Fast carrier support, 1-12 April 1945 -- The second week at Okinawa, 7-13 April 1945 -- The crucial fortnight, 14-30 April -- May days at Okinawa -- Okinawa secured, June-September 1945 -- Miscellaneous operations -- Pacific Fleet submarines, December 1944-August 1945 -- Third Fleet in Japanese waters, June-July 1945 -- Parthian shots and final passes, 24 July-15 August 1945 -- Victory and peace --

v. 15. Supplement and general index -- Outlying surrenders and early occupation problems, 1945-1946 -- Outlying surrenders -- The occupation of Japan -- Minesweeping -- Typhoon "Louise," 9-10 October 1945 -- Operation MAGIC CARPET -- Ships and aircraft of the United States Navy, 1940-1945 -- Aircraft carriers -- BB battleships -- Cruisers -- DD destroyers -- DE destroyer escorts -- SS submarines -- Minecraft -- Patrol craft -- Motor torpedo boats -- Auxiliaries -- Landing ships and craft -- Small landing craft -- Coast Guard cutters -- United States naval combat aircraft, 1941-1945 -- United States naval vessels transferred to foreign nations under Lend-Lease -- Officers and men on active duty, 1 July 1944 to 31 August 1945.

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