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This historical paper collection of After Action Reports, Case Studies, Unit Actions dates from pre-World War II to post Vietnam. This collection is in no way a complete collection but reflects what is housed in the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library Archives. Items are currently being assessed and cataloged. Additional items to this collection will be posted in the near future.







 

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801 A6  - Tank Destroyer at Anzio, submitted by Headquarters, 1st United States Army, Artillery Section, dated 13 May 1944

801 AD 412  - 1st Armored Division actions and training in the European Theater for May-November 1943; January-September 1944; November-December 1944; February-June 1945; and August 1945, submitted by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Division

801 AD 413  - 1st Armored Division Unit History includes photos and information on companies and detachments, major commands, and battalions in various campaigns in World War II, dated April 1952

801 AD 414  - Support of CC “B” Commanders in Tunisia and other Officer Board Reports, in Tunisia on improvements in organization, tactics and equipment, 1st Armored Division, dated December 1942

801 AD 415  - Combat experiences, battle sessions and lessons for training purposes, submitted by Maj. Gen. E.N. Harmon, 1st United States Armored Division, dated 14 June 1943 and 9 July 1944

801 AR 603  - 1st Armored Regiment actions from 4 December 1943 to 19 July 1944 and November 1943 to July 1944

802 AD 401  - 2nd Armored Division, Lessons from Operation TORCH, 16 December 1942. Report signed by Major General Earnest Harmon, dated 26 December 1942

802 AD 402  - 2nd Armored Division, Report of visit to Tunisian Front, dated March 1943

802 AD 403  - 2nd Armored Division, Historical Record on the Division in Operation Husky and operations in Sicily, dated 22 April - 25 July 1943

802 AD 404  - 2nd Armored Division, Action Against Enemy, After Action Report including information on such operations as Neptune, Cobra, St. Lo, Tourovre-Elebeuf and Beauvais-Mont Didier, dated June-August 1944

802 AD 412  - Headquarters Combat Command “A”, 2nd Armored Division, After Action Report includes training operations, followed by the invasion and casualties and prisoner reports, dated 21 April - 25 July 1943

802 AD 413  - Headquarters Combat Command “A”, 2nd Armored Division, After Action Report, dated August-September 1943

802 AD 414  - Headquarters Combat Command “A”, 2nd Armored Division, After Action Report including the S-3 report, dated June 1944-May 1945

802 C 302  - Report on Operation conducted by Headquarters II Corps, United States Army, Tunisia, includes reports on phases 1-3, highlights of the operation, and the results of the operation, dated 15 March-2 May 1943

803 A9  - Notes on the Bastogne Operation by LTG George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Third Army, Commanding, dated 16 January 1945

805 AD 402  - United States Army 5th Armored Division After Action Report, August 1944-April 1945

805 AD 403  - United States Army 5th Armored Division Combat Command Action (CCA) Report, 1944-1945

805 AD 404  - United States Army 5th Armored Division Combat Command "B" (CCB) Report, August 1944-April 1945

805 AD 405  - United States Army 5th Armored Division Combat Command Report, August 1944-April 1945

807 AD 401  - United States Army 7th Armored Division After Action Report, 5-16 April 1945

807 AD 403  - United States Army 7th Armored Division After Action Report, January-March 1945

807 AD 404  - United States Army 7th Armored Division After Action Report for May 1945

807 AD 405  - United States Army 7th Armored Division After Action Report, September 1944-June 1945

814 TB 101-A  - United States Army 14th Tank Battalion of the 9th Armored Division After Action Report, 9 October 1943-18 May 1945

814 TB 101-B  - United States Army 14th Tank Battalion of the 9th Armored Division After Action Report, 20 October 1944-8 May 1945

815 AIB 131  - United States Army 15th Armored Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division After After Action Report, August 1944-May 1945

8705 TD 101  - United States Army 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion, After Action Report, dated November 1944 and March-May 1945

8745 101A  - 745th Tank Battalion, After Action Report, June-December 1944

D 731.1 .E8 #68  - Report of the General Board, United States Forces, European Theater, The Army Chaplain in the European Theater of Operations

D 731.1 .E91 #11  - Observers report No. 9 - Organization and employment of Pathfinder units, dated 5 April 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #116  - Summnary of operations of 101st Airborne Division in Normandy peninsula from D-1 to D-24 inclusive. Dated 15 July 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #154  - Graphic Story of 33 days of action by the 82nd Airborne Division on Cherbourg Peninsula, 6 June - 8 July 1944, submitted by COL Charles H. Coates, Infantry. Dated 2 August 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #413  - Report from the Army Ground Forces Board, European Theater of Operations, Report no. 413 - Defense against Mortar, dated 9 December 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #416  - Report by the Headquarters European Theater of Operations War Department Observers Board, Report no. 416 - Air Support in operation in Brest by the 2nd Infantry Division, dated 25 November 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #418  - Report by the Headquarters European Theater of Operations War Department Observers Board, Report no. 418 Equipment in Airborne units, questionnarie for Operation Market. Dated 27 November 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #419  - Report on the participation of hte 101st Airborne Division in Operation Market for the period of D to D/10. Dated 27 November 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #440  - Report by the Headquarters European Theater of Operations War Department Observers Board, Report no. 440 Combat Lessons of 82nd Airborne Division for Operation Market submitted by COL Harvey J. Jablonsky, Infantry. Dated 9 December 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #449  - Report by the Headquarters European Theater of Operations War Department Observers Board, Report no. 449 - Pathfinder Teams 101st Airborne Division in Operation Market. Report dated 12 December 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #450  - Report by the Headquarters European Theater of Operations War Department Observers Board, Report no. 450 - Pathfinder Teams of the 82nd Airborne Airborne Division in Operation Market. Report dated 12 December 1944

D 731.1 .E91 #559  - Report by the Headquarters European Theater of Operations War Department Observers Board, Report no. 559 - Comments on Anti-tank Weapons by the 2nd Infantry Division, dated 26 January 1945

D 731.1 .N51 #605  - Operational report, 5 April 1945 to 2 May 1945 - 442nd Combat Team. Dated 31 July 1945

D 731.1 .P23 #11  - Report No. 11 by the General Headquarters United States Army Ground Pacific on the Parachute Field Artillery as derived from combat experiences of the 457th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 11th Airborne, Tagatay Ridge, Luzon, 4-10 February 1945, and the 462nd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 503rd Regimental Combat Team, Corregidor, Philippine Islands, 16 February-8 March 1945ruary 1945. Dated 19 June 1945

D 748.112 .A3 #1-64  - Twelfth (12th) Army Group Battle Experience report, dated July - October 1944

D 748.112 .A3 #65-90 and Index  - Twelfth (12th) Army Group Battle Experience report, dated October - November 1944

D 767.6 .A12  - Report by the Supreme Commander to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the operations in Europe of the Allied Expedionary Force, 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945. Distributed by the Information and Education Division, War Department Special Staff for use in the Troop Information Program.

D 767.6 .B475  - War Department Observer's Report on the Airborne Phase of Operation Neptune. Dated 1 July 1944

D 767.6 .U384  - Operation Neptune, action in Normandy, France, 8 June-8 July 1944 with overlays, United States Army 82nd Airborne Division

D 767.6 .U5509  - Field Order No. 1 - Operation Neptune-Bigot, dated 31 May 1944, United States Army Air Forces, IX Troop Carrier Command

D 767.66 .A201  - Report on Airborne operations in Operation Dragoon, 30 October 1944

D 767.67 .A21  - Air Invasion of Holland, IX Troop Command Report on Operation Market

D 767.67 .A21 Enclosure No. 2  - 1 Airborne Division (British) Report on Operation "Market", Arnhem, 17-26 September 1944 - Part 1: General outline of operations; Part 2 - Administrative aspects of the operation; and Part 3: Lessons of the operation

D 767.67 .U382-B  - Field Order No. 11 in relation to Operation Bigot-Market report by the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division, 1944

D 767.67 .U4505-A  - S-3 journal for Operation Bigot-Market, 17 September-17 November 1944, with Field Order No. 1 and Admin Order No. 1, United States Army 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

D 767.68 .U218  - XVIII Corps Airborne outline plan with overlays - Naples II. Reports dated September-October 1944

D 767.68 .U4502  - Report on the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment during Operation Market, September 1944

D 767.72 .U218-C  - Operation Varsity, 23-30 March 1945. 17th Airborne Division Historical Report.

D 767.72 .U224-A  - Operation Report - Leyte (Philippine Islands Campaign), 20 October - 25 December 1944, United States Army XXIV Corps.

D 767.72 .U317  - Historical report of Operation Varsity (23-30 March 1945), United States Army 17th Airborne Division. Date of report, 25 April 1945.

D 767.72 .U4387-A  - Elimination of the Ruhr Pocket, 387th Infantry, 97th Division, 8-19 April 1945. Interview with CPT M. Ponitz and LT R.W. McCaffrey of 387th Infantry, by LT R.P. Halas of XVIII Airborne Corps.

D 769.1 .U201  - Part 1 Tactical Section: Interview with COL Robert B. Hutchins on the Sicilian Campaign and initial phase of the Italian Campaign, report dated April 1944.

D 769.1 .U201  - Part 2 Tactical Section: Interview with COL Robert B. Hutchins on the Sicilian Campaign and initial phase of the Italian Campaign, report dated April 1944.

D 769.1 .U201  - Part 3 Automotive Section: Interview with COL Robert B. Hutchins on the Sicilian Campaign and initial phase of the Italian Campaign, report dated April 1944.

D 769.1 .U201  - Part 4 Weapons Section: Interview with COL Robert B. Hutchins on the Sicilian Campaign and initial phase of the Italian Campaign, report dated April 1944.

D 769.1 .U201  - Part 5 Communication Section: Interview with COL Robert B. Hutchins on the Sicilian Campaign and initial phase of the Italian Campaign, report dated April 1944.

D 769.2 .A2  - Report of Allied Force Airborne Board in connection with the invasion of Sicily, dated 23 July 1943.

D 769.2 .D15  - Ranger Force - Remarks made to COL R.F. McEldowney by LTC Darby, Commanding Officer (C.O.), Ranger Force on 12 October 1943

D 769.2 .G261  - Sicilian Campaign, report dated 1944.

D 769.2 .G9  - Operation "Husky" - the invasion of Sicily by United States and British Troops. Report dated 28 June 1947

D 769.3 26th .A2  - 26th Infantry Division, Lorraine Campaign, 8 November - 12 November 1944.

D 769.305 3rd .W91  - Division Headquarters, Forward Echelon and Headquarters Company, 15 April 1941- 8 May 1945, prepared by SGT Frank Woolner

D 769.325 .W15  - Comments on the Rapido River Crossing, January 1944, by Major Genera Fred L. Walker, US Army, retired

D 772.22 .G23  - German Occupation of Crete (Operation Merkur) - 1941, by W. Gaul

D 787.2 .B77  - Summary of organization and training of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) (Merrill's Marauders) from 27 October 1943-1 February 1944

D 787.2 .H91  - Report of Overseas Observations of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) (Merrill's Marauders) and other units in the China Burma India Theater from 21 September 1943 to 3 August 1944 prepared by COL Charles N. Hunter

D 787.2 .M55  - Remarks by Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill during a conference held at AGF Headquarters on 20 September 1944

D 787.2 .U201  - Long Range Penetration Units report prepared by The Infantry School based on extracts from Brigadier Wingate's report on the Operations of the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma from February to June 1943

D 787.2 .U203  - Development of close support technique in North Burma beginning November 1943

D 787.2 .U551  - Operation Grubworm conducted by Headquarters, Tenth Air Force from 5 December 1944-5 January 1945 includes air movement from Burma to China and duties in Myitkyina

D 787.25 .J717  - Report on Merrill's Marauders

D 787.25 .J718  - War Diary of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) (Merrill's Marauders) beginning 15 January 1944 prepared by MAJ John M. Jones

D 787.25 .W52  - Experiences by 1LT Logan E. Weston with Merrill's Marauders to include an offensive in Nhpum and actions of the reconnaissance platoon in Burma from 24-28 March 1944. Weston as a Captain, became an instructor for the Officer Candidates at The Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA, February 1945. His experiences with the Merrill's Marauders was used as a lessons learned by the TIS instructors.

D 793.32 .A203  - Historical record of Leyte Campaign from 18 November 1944 to 25 December 1944 from the United States Army 11th Parachute Maintenance Company

D 793.32 .U224  - Operation report, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 26 December 1944 to 10 February 1945, United States Army XXIV Corps

D 793.32 .U224-A  - Operation report, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 26 December 1944 to 10 February 1945, United States Army XXIV Corps

D 793.32 .U307  - Operation report, 7th Infantry Division, King II, a Leyte Island operation includes text with maps and overlays

D 793.32 .U307 Annex 5  - Operation report, 7th Infantry Division, King II, a detailed division narrative, Annex 5

D 793.32 .U307-M  - Operations report, United States Army 7th Medical Battalion, Volume 1: Major operations, 20 October 1944 to 25 December 1944; and Volume 2: Major operations, 26 December 1944 to 10 February 1945. Submitted by the United States Army 7th Division.

D 793.32 .U311  - Report, After Action with the Enemy, Operation King II, Leyte Campaign, submitted is the portion of the report concerning operations from 18 November to 25 December 1944

D 793.32 .U377  - Supplemental operation report, 77th Infantry Division, Leyte, Philippine Islands Campaign, 26 December 1944 to 5 February 1945. Report dated 22 February 1945, with correction of error memo to report dated 23 March 1945.

D 793.32 .U3071  - Report of King II Operation (Leyte Island), Headquarters Seventh (7th) Infantry Division Artillery, Volume 1: Major operations, 20 October-25 December 1944; Volume 2: Mop up phase, 26 December 1944 - 10 February 1945

D 793.33 .T24  - Return to Corregidor by Harold Templeman - 1945

D 793.33 .U306  - After Action Report, 6th Division, Final Phase Luzon Campaign, 1 July to 21 August 1945. Report dated 22 August 1945

D 793.33 .U311  - Report on the Los Banos Prison Operations, Luzon, Philippine Islands - Report dated 17 March 1945. Missing enclosures.

D 793.33 .U3011  - Unit history - Gypsy Task Force, 11th Airborne Division, 20-30 June 1945 with overlays

D 793.52 .S6  - Experiences on Guadalcanal by Brigadier General Robert L. Spragins - Report dated September 2, 1943

D 793.52 .G881  - Bougainville - An experience in jungle warfare, December 1943-May 1944. Extract only.

D 793.52 .U314  - History of the "TA" operation - Bougainville, March 1944. Produced April 21, 1944

D 793.52 .U314A2  - Combined Infantry-Tank-Engineer operations in the jungle, May 18, 1944

D 793.58 .U4503-A  - Field Order No. 1 on Markham Valley, 3 September 1943, United States Army 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment. Includes conference notes by LTC C.B. DeGavre, dated 30 October 1943

D 796.3 .U201 1943  - Action on Attu: a summary of information of the enemy obtained during the Operations of Attu against the Japanese Occupation Force beginning 11 May 1943

D 808.3 2nd .A21 no. 1  - 2nd Infantry Division story during the first five months of active operation in World War II

D 808.3 2nd .A21 no. 2  - 2nd Infantry Division story during the last six months of participation in World War II to include the Ardennes counter-offensive and victories in Roer, the Rhine, the Wester, Leipzig and Pilzen

D 809.7 .A3 no. 1    - Carentan Causeway Fight

D 809.7 .A3 no. 2    - Fight at the Lock

D 809.7 .A3 no. 3    - 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy Drop

D 809.7 .A3 no. 4    - Forcing of Meredet Causeway at La Fiere

D 809.7 .A3 no. 5    - Preliminary Operations Around the La Fiere Bridgehead

D 809.7 .A3 no. 6    - Capture of Ste Mere Eglise

D 809.12 507th .A4 2 April 1945  - Historical report on 507th PIR Combat Team during Operation "Varsity", dated 2 April 1945

D 809.12 507th .A4 9 May 1945  - Historical report on 507th PIR Combat Team during Operation "Varsity" and through 9 May 1945

D 809.15 .B81  - Conference, 20 Feb 1945 - Statements by Pathfinder Officer, CPT Frank Brown, XVIII Corps, 1st Allied Airborne Army

D 809.15 .U218  - Pathfinder training, dated 1944 - U.S. Army XVIII Corps (Airborne)

D 809.15 .U3082-A  - TO/TE Division Pathfinder Company report dated 7 August 1944 - U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division

D 809.15 .U509-A  - Training progress reports by date: 7 December 1944; 10 December 1944; 6 January 1945; 9 January 1945; and 14 January 1945 - U.S. Army Air Force, IX Troop Carrier Command, Pathfinder Group(Provisional)

D 809.15 .U509-B  - Pathfinders - Organization and Training: Training of pathfinders - 12 October 1944; Organization and training of Pathfinders - 15 October 1944; Staff and Training, Pathfinders - 21 October 1944; Map distribution for Pathfinders - 26 October 1944; and Pathfinder Training - 24 October 1944 - U.S. Army Air Force, IX Troop Carrier Command, Pathfinder Group(Provisional)

D 809.15 .U509-C  - Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) night DZ marking, 82nd Airborne Division - U.S. Army Air Forces, IX Troop Carrier Command, Pathfinder Group(Provisional), dated 13 December 1944

D 809.73 .442nd .A2  - Extract from 442nd Infantry Journal of 6 April 1945. Journal extracts leading up to the air action, the actual air attack, and the results in Italy. Dated 30 August 1945

DS 556.52 .U3173 (11/15/65)   - 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) - Operation Hump, 15 November 1965

DS 556.52 .U3173 (02/25/67)   - Combat Operations After Action Report - Operation Niagara/Cedar Falls, 5-25 January 1967

DS 556.57 7th (12/9/65)  - After Action Report, Battle of the Ia Drang, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 14-16 November 1965

DS 556.7 .A2 #1-67  - Operations Report - Lessons Learned Report 1-67, "Observations of a Platoon Leader"

DS 556.76 .C1 (11/24/65)   - After Action Report - Operation Silver Bayonet, 12-21 November 1965

DS 556.92 1st (3/2/67)   - Combat After Action Report, 8-26 January 1967

DS 557 .A6U3173 #85   - Commanders Combat Note #85 - Duty in Vietnam

DS 557.8 .S6J74    - Commander, JCS Joint Contingency Task Group Report on The Son Tay Prisoner of War Rescue Operation - Part I. Posted on Web site with special permission by USASOC.

DS 557.8 .S6J74    - Commander, JCS Joint Contingency Task Group Report on The Son Tay Prisoner of War Rescue Operation - Part II. Posted on Web site with special permission by USASOC.

DS 557.8 .S6U58 1988    - Son Tay Raid Panel Discussion, USSOCOM Commanders Conference, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 29 March 1988. Posted on Web site with special permission by USASOC.

DS 917.1 .U4187A  - 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team War Diary, October 1950 extracts.

DS 917.82 .U4187A  - 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team - Airborne Infantry Airborne Operation, 20-23 October 1950. Reported dated 29 December 1950

U 408.7 101st.A2  - 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Recondo School

UB 253 .A2 #35 - Special Bulletin No. 35 - Battle of Crete, 20 May - 1 June 1941   - Report prepared by the Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Washington, October 15, 1941

UB 263 .P2 (2/18/43) - Observer's Report - Southwest Pacific   - Report prepared by Headquarters Army Ground Forces, Army War College, Washington, D.C., 18 February 1943

UB 263 .P2 (2/18/43) - Observer's Report Appendix - Southwest Pacific   - Report prepared by Headquarters Army Ground Forces, Army War College, Washington, D.C., 18 February 1943