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U.S. Naval Gunfire Support in the Pacific War: A Study of the Development and Application of Doctrine

Donald K. Mitchener

Abstract

On November 20, 1943, the U.S. military invaded the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands as part of the first American offensive in the Central Pacific region during World War II. This invasion marked more than one first, as it was also the introductory test of a doctrine developed during the interwar years to address problems inherent in situations in which amphibious assaults required support by naval gunfire rather than land-based artillery. In this detailed study, Donald K. Mitchener documents and analyzes the prewar development of this doctrine as well as its application and evolution betw ... More

Keywords: Pacific War, US Navy, amphibious operations, WWII, World War II, Second World War, Naval Gunfire Support, Operation Galvanic, Operation Flintlock, Operation Stalemate II, Operation Detachment, Operation Forager, Military Doctrine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781949668124
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9781949668124.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald K. Mitchener, author
University of North Texas