Accession Number:

ADA273960

Title:

The XIV Corps Battle for Manila; February 1945

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

This study is a historical analysis of the February 1945 battle to liberate Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It focuses on the large unit urban combat operations of the U.S. Army XIV Corps. This month long battle was the only time in the Second World War that U.S. forces fought the Japanese inside a major city. The study evaluates the relationship between the strategic and operational importance of modern cities and U.S. tactical doctrine for seizing a defended major city. From this historical analysis of the XIV Corps battle for Manila, we can derive planning and operational considerations for likely corps and division level urban combat today. World War, 1939-1945, Philippines Campaign, Military Operations in Urban Terrain

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE