Accession Number : ADA257095


Title :   The North Africa Campaign: A Logistics Assessment


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Kitchen, Mark D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257095.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : This study analyzes the logistics operations of the North Africa Campaign. The thesis covers the wholesale and retail level preparedness and execution of the U.S. ground force sustainment following the Allied landings in northwest Africa in November 1942. The analysis concludes with the German surrender in Tunisia in May 1943. The logistical efforts of the campaign are studied against the framework of modern Airland Battle doctrine. The functional areas of manning, fueling, arming, fixing, and transporting are assessed by the doctrinal imperatives of anticipation, integration, continuity, responsiveness, and improvisation. Operation TORCH, North Africa Campaign, northwest Africa (WWII), logistics, sustainment, Tunisian Campaign, World War II logistics.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *HISTORY , MILITARY DOCTRINE , LOGISTICS , BATTLES , LANDING , TUNISIA , NORTH AFRICA , CONTINUITY , THESES , INTEGRATION


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE