Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet
and Pacific Ocean Areas
UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
AND PACIFIC OCEAN AREAS
HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Serial: 0032 23 JANUARY 1946
Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet.
Director of Naval History
Chief of Naval Operations
Subject: Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, Command History -- forwarding of. References: (a) Director of Naval History serial CL-162, dated 19 February 1945.
(b) Director of Naval History serial CL-429, dated 10 August 1945.
Enclosure: (A) Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, Command History, 7 December 1941 -- 15 August 1945.
In accordance with References (a) and (b), Enclosure (A) is forwarded herewith.
Inasmuch as the history covers a period in which Fleet Admiral Nimitz was Cincpac-Cincpoa, it is forwarded via the Chief of Naval Operations in order to obtain his comment and approval if desired.
RECEIVED SC FILES
ROUTE TO: 007
26 JAN 1946
File No. (SC) A12-1/FF12
Copy No. 1 of 2
UNITED STATES NAVAL ADMINISTRATION
WORLD WAR II
COMMANDER IN CHIEF, UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
AND PACIFIC OCEAN AREAS
FIRST DRAFT NARRATIVE
PREPARED UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF
THE DIRECTOR OF NAVAL HISTORY
COMMANDER IN CHIEF PACIFIC FLEET
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface Part I. Assigned Tasks and Responsibilities 1 Part II. Command Relationships 7 Part III. Staff and Headquarters 44 Part IV. Planning 70 War Plans Section and Plans Division, June '43-Aug.'45 83 Strategic Planning 101 Part V. Operations 141 Fleet Operations 144 Combat Readiness 151 Air Operations 159 Troop Operations 165 Aerological 170 Analytical and Historical 177 Part VI. Logistics 187 Development of the Organization 188 Organization of Logistics Div., CinCPac-CinCPoa Staff 202 Planning 208 Roll-up Planning 220 Recapitulation, Logistic Planning 222 Construction 223 Transportation Section 231 Supply Section 253 Ordnance 270 Petroleum Products 292 Administration 298 Communication Supply and Maintenance 304 Medical 305 Part VII. Intelligence 319 Combat Intelligence 322 Strategic Intelligence 324 Radio Intelligence 327 Photographic Intelligence 327 Operational Intelligence 328 Psychological Warfare 329 Part VIII. Communications 330 Organization and Administration 330 Policies and Planning 341 Radio and Radar Countermeasures 346 Security 350 Radio Intelligence Officer 354 Planning for Central Pacific Operations 355 Operational Communications 361 Convoy and Routing Communications 363 Part IX. Administration 370 Asst. Chief of Staff for Administration 370 Secretariat 372 Personnel 375 Awards 378 Postal Affairs 382 Military Government 385 Public Information 393 Censorship 402 Command Voting Supervisor 409 Welfare and Recreation 412 Part X. Miscellaneous 416 Liaison 416 Inspector General 417 Commander Battleships, Pacific Fleet 419