Table of Contents
NOTE: This presentation of the Biennial Reports is transcribed from the Center of Military History publication of 1996 [CMH Pub 70-57], which combines the original 3 reports. The Table of Contents has been reworked, and the text, maps, and charts have been renumbered consecutively to eliminate duplication or confusion. Within the text, obvious typographical errors have been corrected, but the punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage are those found in the original editions.
Since this edition will be used where citations in the HTML versions of the various official histories that make up the HyperWar site reference the Biennial Reports, I have attempted to reconstruct the original page numbering here, and in the individual reports, along with the CMH consecutive page numbers. However, lacking copies of the originals, this is a "best effort" reconstruction. -- HyperWar ed.
Chapter July 1, 1939, to June 30, 1941 Introduction The First Phase State of the Armed Forces, July 1, 1939 The President's Emergency Proclamation, September 8, 1939 The Second Phase The President's Messages of May 16 and May 31, 1940 Progress During the Winter of 1940-41 Special Problems Incident to the Expansion Reorganization of Command and Staff State of the Armed Forces July 1, 1941 Recommendations for the Elimination of Certain Legal Limitations and Restrictions General Comments Appendix Organization Armored Force Training Personnel Regular Army Regular Army Reserve Enlisted Reserve Selective Service Construction and Housing Armament and Equipage National Guard Organized Reserves United States Military Academy Reserve Officers' Training Corps Citizens Military Training Camps Civilian Conservation Corps Morale July 1, 1941, to June 30, 1943 Introduction The Third Phase Extension of Service Development of the Army Reinforcements for Overseas Garrisons Time Factor Changing Situation The Fourth Phase War Is Declared Strategy and Control Global War Struggle for the Philippines Coral Sea--High Tide of Aggression The Fifth Phase The Solomons Papua European Theater United States Troops Move to United Kingdom Aerial Assault on Fortress of Europe North African Theater The Landings Diplomatic negotiations Race for Tunisia Fall of Tunisia Enemy Air Power Shattered Middle East Asiatic Theater Operations in Alaska Summary Conclusion Organization Logistics Training Air Forces Planning Notes July 1, 1943, to June 30, 1945 Introduction Victory in Europe The Strategic Concept The Fall of Italy On to the Boot Allied Air Established in Europe The Slugging Battle for Rome Pursuit to the North The Final Phases Operation OVERLORD The Preparations Victory in the Air The Assault The Breakout Continental Envolopment The Liberation of France The Westwall The Wehrmacht's Last Blow Closing the Rhine The Watch That Failed The Knockout Victory Over Japan The Road to China Operation C Fall of Burma Reverse in China Unremitting Pressure Pacific Pincers Reconquest of the Philippines Battle of the Visayas Battle of Luzon The Net Closes Final Victory Occupation Our Weapons The Troops Manpower Balance Price of Victory Beyond the Call of Duty Information and Recreation Army Management Demobilization For the Common Defense Charts 1. Enlisted Personnel of the Active Army, July 1, 1939 2. Enlisted Personnel of the Active Army, Juanry 31, 1940--227,000 3. Enlisted Personnel of the Active Army, August 15, 1940--280,000 4. Enlisted Personnel of the Active Army, June 30, 1941--1,418,097 5. Tactical Organization of the United States Army 6. Approved Reception Centers 7. Replacement Training Centers 8. Officers' Candidate Schools 9. Induction of National Guard into Federal Service 10. Deployment of American Troops with Arrival Date of First Contingent 11. Expansion of the Army, 1941-43 12. Tactical Organization Within the United States 13. Time and Space Chart--Air and Water Logistics 14. Comparison of U.S. and Enemy Plane Losses in Southwest Pacific and North African Theaters 15. Prisoner of War Camps 16. Officer Strength, United States Army 17. Organization of the Army 18. Organization of the Army Service Forces 19. Activation of Army Service Force Units 20. Organization of the Army Ground Forces 21. Organization of the Army Air Forces 22. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Training Centers and Schools 23. Authorized Capacity, Officer Candidate Schools 24. Major War Construction-Corps of Engineers 25. U.S. Army Battle Casualties, 7 December 1941 Through 30 June 1943 26. Replacement Training Centers 27. Building an Infantry Division 28. Training a Combat Group (Heavy Bombardment) Maps 1. Solomon Islands Area 2. New Guinea-Bismarck Area 3. French Northwest Africa 4. Battle of Tunisia, January 12-April 23, 1943 5. Final Breakthrough Tunis and Bizerte 6. Southeast Asia 7. Victory in Europe 8. Fortress of Europe 9. Operation HUSKY 10. Operation AVALANCHE 11. From Cassino to the Arno 12. Final Offensive in Italy 13. Operation OVERLORD 14. The Normandy Beaches 15. Breakout 16. Operation ANVIL 17. Battle of France 18. Path of the Red Army 19. Ardennes Counteroffensive 20. Closing the Rhine 21. Battle of Germany 22. Victory over Japan 23. Burma Campaign 24. Japanese Operations Against U.S. Airfields 25. The Great Ocean 26. Southwest Attack 27. Central Pacific Advance 28. Battle of Leyte 29. Theaters of Operations 30. Battle of Luzon 31. Philippine Liberation 32. Okinawa 33. Planned Assault on Japan 34. The Arena of Victory 35. Zones of Occupation in Germany and Austria