Accession Number:

ADA954653

Title:

Engineers of the Southwest Pacific 1941-1945. Volume 8. Critique

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FORCES FAR EAST TOKYO (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1950-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

497.0

Abstract:

Critique is a compilation of conclusions, criticisms, and recommendations, presented in narrative form by campaign from the beginning to the end of World War II in the Southwest Pacific. It is a composite appraisal, emphasizing exceptional or inadequate performances of the Engineers, including, where possible, reasons involved, corrective measures employed, and the recommended changes in Engineer officers from the highest to the lowest levels of staff and command are recorded, covering the problems of engineer organization, administration, intelligence, amphibian and combat operations, construction, capacity and adequacy of personnel, training, and supply. Problems incidental to operating with other branches of the armed forces of the United States as well as Allied arms and services are disclosed, ofttimes verbatim from the reports of the participants. The effects on engineer operations of abrupt revisions in plans because of rapidly changing strategical requirements are recorded together with on-the-spot reactions of the Engineer planning staffs involved.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE