Accession Number : ADA639068


Title :   Combat Report of the 3d Marine Division in the Bougainville Operations, 1 November - 28 December, 1943


Corporate Author : MARINE DIV (3RD) OKINAWA (JAPAN)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a639068.pdf


Report Date : 21 Mar 1944


Pagination or Media Count : 331


Abstract : The Combat Report of the 3d Marine Division in the Operations at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, British Solomon Islands, from 1 November to 28 December, 1943, is presented as a narrative based on the Reports of the Executive Staff Sections and the several Administrative and Tactical Units of the Division, which Reports are appended to the narrative as Annexes. The Annexes amplify, in detail, the incidents related in the narrative. The purpose of the Combat Report is to establish an historical record of the campaign. The recommendations and suggestions for modifications of tactics, technique, organization, and materiel, which are a part of the Reports of Subordinate Units, are herein included as an* essential part of the record inasmuch as the cause of a recommendation is an effect of an experience in combat.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *MARINE CORPS , *MILITARY HISTORY , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *SECOND WORLD WAR , DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , ENGINEERS , ISLANDS , LAND AREAS , MILITARY FACILITIES , MISSIONS , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , PLANNING , RADAR , RIVERS , SIGNALS , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE