Most details of the amphibious operations in which Admiral Turner commanded the amphibious forces are indexed either under the code name of the operation or under one of the common features of amphibious operations as listed in (3) below.
The code-named operations and the general geographical location are as follows:
CATCHPOLE (Eniwetok--Marshall Islands)
CLEANSLATE (Russell Islands--Lower Solomons)
DETACHMENT (Iwo Jima--Volcano Islands)
FLINTLOCK (Kwajalein, Roi-Namur--Marshall Islands)
FORAGER (Saipan, Guam, Tinian--Marianas)
GALVANIC (Makin, Tarawa--Gilbert Islands)
ICEBERG (Okinawa--Ryukyu Islands)
TOENAILS (New Georgia--Central Solomons))
WATCHTOWER (Guadalcanal, Tulagi--Lower Solomons)
The following common aspects of an amphibious operation are listed by subject in the general index and, depending upon the happenstance of each operation, indexed in considerable detail for each of the code-named operations. Generally, this indexing is not repeated in the detailed index listing of each code-named operation.
Air raids (attacks/strikes)
Close air support
Close gunfire support
Control of boat waves
Landing beaches (condition/troubles)
Line of Departure
Logistic (-al) (-s)
Organization (Attack Force)
Scheme of Maneuver
To locate an individual Army, Army Air (Corps) Force, or Marine Corps unit, look under the general heading of "Army," "Army Air (Corps) Force," or "Marine Corps," where these individual Service Units are gathered together. Naval units are listed under the appropriate alphabetical letter.
ABC-1 Staff agreements -- Air (Aerial) reconnaissance/GALVANIC
Air (Aerial) reconnaissance/TOENAILS -- Amphibians, Amphibious/exercise(s)
Amphibians, Amphibious/exercise(s) -- Amphibious Force Training Command
Amphibious Group Two, Fifth Amphibious Force -- Army, U.S./Air Force
Army, U.S./amphibious efforts -- Army units, Army (Air)/B-17s
Army units, Army (Air)/B-24s -- Astoria (CA-34)/ Lt.Cmdr Lopresti recalls
Astoria (CA-34)/misses Fleet Landing Exercise -- Barnett, Floyd S.
Barnstable (APA-93) -- Blandy, W.H.P./Reports on Iwo bombardment
Blaske, Floyd H. -- British/special relationship with
British/troops to United Kingdom -- Callaghan, George H.
Callaghan, William M. -- Chaliapin, Boris
Chamberlain, E.T., Jr. -- CINCLANT (Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet)
CINCPAC (Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet) -- Close gunfire support/CATCHPOLE (Eniwetok)
Close gunfire support/FORAGER (Marianas) -- Command problems/CLEANSLATE (Russells)
Command problems/DETACHMENT (Iwo Jima) -- Commander Service Squadron, South Pacific Force
Commander Seventh Fleet -- COMSOPAC/TOENAILS
COMSOPAC/WATCHTOWER -- Crenshaw, John S.
Crescent City (AP-340) (APA-21) -- Dean, Charles W.
Dean Frank H. -- DETACHMENT (Iwo Jima)/weather
Detroit (C-10) --- Dorton, Kenneth L.
Douglas, Archibald H. -- Ellice Islands/Patrol base
Ellice Islands/Service Squadron Ten home base -- Fiji/made secure
Fiji/place in SOPAC and POA -- Fletcher, William B.
Flight orders -- FLINTLOCK (Kwajalein)/South Attack Force
FLINTLOCK (Kwajalein)/Spruance, Raymond A. -- FLINTLOCK (Kwajalein)/smoke, use of
Forbes, Alexander C. -- GALVANIC (Gilberts)/Amphibious
GALVANIC (Gilberts)/Amphibious -- GALVANIC (Gilberts)/Japanese plans
GALVANIC (Gilberts)/Japanese plans -- Turner reorients logistic support
GALVANIC (Gilberts)/Turner requests -- Ghormley, Robert L./Operational orders for WATCHTOWER
Ghormley, Robert L./Operational Report for TOENAILS -- Guadalcanal-Tulagi Advanced Base
Guam -- Halsey, William F./takes command SOPACFOR
Halsey, William F./timetabale for Munda capture -- Hester, John H./command of Russell Island bases
Hester, John H./commands 1st Echelon Western Landing Force -- Hobart, HMS
Hobbs Victory -- Hunter, Lunnsford L.
Hupfel, Walter M. -- Ingersoll, Royal E./Commander Western Sea Frontier
Ingersoll, Royal E./commands Cruiser Division Six -- Japanese/capabilities/WATCHTOWER
Japanese/capabilities/TOENAILS -- Japanese/Mobile Fleet beaten off
Japanese/naval officers -- Japanese/Units, Japanese Navy/Ships/RO-48
Japanese/Units, Japanese Navy/Ships/RO-103 -- Joint Chiefs of Staff/approve
Joint Chiefs of Staff/ask ... -- Kahoolawe Island, Hawaii
Kakuda, Kakuji, IJN -- King, Ernest J./desires advance base in Ellice Islands
King, Ernest J./desired naval command for P
ESTILENCE -- Kinkaid, Thomas C./comments on
Kinkaid, Thomas C./conference at Pearl -- Landing beaches/FLINTLOCK
Landing beaches/FORAGER -- Landing Craft, Infantry (LCI)/LCI(G)-455
Landing Craft, Infantry (LCI)/LCI-456 -- Landing Craft, Tank (LCT)/LCT-349
Landing Craft, Tank (LCT)/LCI-351 -- Landing Ship, Medium (LCM)/LSM-242
Landing Ship, Medium (LCM)/LSM-260 -- Landing Ship, Tank (LST)/LST-360
Landing Ship, Tank (LST)/LST-461 -- Leyte Island landings
Libby, Ruthven E. -- Logistics/war instructions requirement
Logistics/WW II Pacific Amphibious Operations -- Maher, James E.
Mahoney, John J. -- Marine Corps/units/Divisions/Second
Marine Corps/units/Divisions/Second -- Marshall, George/urges 1942 invasion of Europe
Marshall Islands -- McGoldrick, Joseph A.
McGovern, John B. -- Mine Squadron Two
Mines, minesweepers, minelaying -- Motor torpedo base
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Two -- Naval/aviation/early completion of aircraft carriers
Naval/aviation/early flights -- Naval/War Plans
Naval/War Plans -- New Hebrides/Japanese occupation
New Hebrides/place in SOPAC -- Nimitz, Chester W./informs Admiral King
Nimitz, Chester W./informs Admiral King -- Noyes, Leigh/Turner write to
nuclear energy -- Ozawa, Jisaburo
PAB 4 -- Personnel, amphibious/most important ingredient of success
Personnel, amphibious/problems -- Postgraduate instruction
Postlewaite, Charles W. -- Purvis Bay, Florida Island
Quigley, William M. -- Reifsnider, Lawrence F./fights all during WW II
Reifsnider, Lawrence F./handles Guadalcanal Freight Line -- RKT, his opinions ...
RKT, his opinions ... -- RKT, his opinions ...
RKT, his opinions ... -- RKT, opinions on, by ...
RKT, opinions on, by ... -- Sandoval (APA -194)
Sands (APD-13) -- Secretary of the Navy/Daniels/receives spitballs
Secretary of the Navy/Daniels/signs letter -- Shoshone (AKA-65)
Showers, H.A. -- Solomon Islands/offensive operations
Solomon Islands/step by step advance thru -- Spruance, Raymond A./shipmate of RKT
Spruance, Raymond A./visits Kelly Turner -- Submarines/conduct reconnaissance
Submarines/early completion of -- Task Force/#32
Task Force/#33 -- Thompson, Alan
Thompson. Albert C. -- TOENAILS (New Georgia)/Wickham Occupation Unit
Tojo Shrine -- Turner, Richmond K./accepts responsibility for Tarawa
Turner, Richmond K./advises at League of Nations -- Turner, Richmond K./comments on
Turner, Richmond K./comments on -- Turner, Richmond K./fitness reports
Turner, Richmond K./fitness reports -- Turner, Richmond K./recommended for WW I DSM
Turner, Richmond K./recommends ... -- Underwater Demolition Teams
Underway fueling -- Walker, Philip A.
Wallace, Bruce, H. -- WATCHTOWER/Navy's war
WATCHTOWER/noon fuel reports -- Western Landing Force, TOENAILS
Western Sea Frontier -- Woods, Louis E.
Woodson, Charles P. -- Zuikaku, HIJMS (carrier)