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  • Japanese Defense Against Amphibious Operations, Special Series No. 29
    • Special Series No. 29, Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Washington, D.C., February 1945, 129 pages, 91 photos, 2 drawings, 6 maps. This detailed intelligence report covers the structures and weapons utilized by the Japanese forces in defending against Allied amphibious operations. The contents listing below gives a very clear picture of what is covered. Most of the photographs have been seldom published elsewhere, and depict both the weapons and the various fortified positions encountered by Allied forces. FREE
  • Japanese Explosive Ordnance: Ordnance Pamphlet OP 1667
    • Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Dept., Washington, D.C., June 14, 1946. OP 1667 describes and illustrates Japanese explosive ordnance. It covers bombs, bomb fuzes, land mines, grenades, firing devices, and sabotage devices. This work was intended to provide general descriptions of these fields of ordnance for instructional and informational purposes. It superseded the publications on Japanese explosive ordnance issued by the U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School. Every item in this volume is fully described in complete detail, including specifications, description, construction of body and tail, operation, employment, and remarks. Each item is illustrated with one or more highly detailed B&W tone drawings of the exterior and/or cutaways or sectional views of the interior. The level of detail in this volume is amazing. FREE
  • Japanese Ground and Air Forces: Military Intelligence Services Information Bulletin No. 14
    • War Department, Washington, D.C., 1942, 134 pages, 20 color insignia drawings, 85 B&W photos, 45 illustrations, 9 three-view illustrations, 3 two-view illustrations, 1 plan-view illustration, 3 side view illustrations, 6 charts, 4 appendices. This bulletin was prepared in response to requests from units in the field. The photographs were for the purpose of enabling members of the U.S. Armed Forces to identify the Japanese soldier and his equipment and to grasp his capabilities. Contents: Aircraft Identification; Landing Craft Identification; Soldiers Weapons, Equipment, and Uniforms; Bridging Equipment; Artillery; Armored and Other Vehicles; Chinese and Japanese Characters; Japanese Alphabets; Insignia of Rank: Commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers; Identification of Japanese Equipment Taken from Japanese Snipers by U.S. Troops in the Philippines. FREE
  • Japanese Infantry Weapons: Military Intelligence Special Series No. 19
    • Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Washington, D.C., December 31, 1943, 301 pages, 142 photos, 74 illustrations, 3 tables, 1 chart. The purpose of this study was to provide a concise description of Japanese infantry weapons. The successful operations of Allied forces on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Georgia, and the Aleutians resulted in the capture of large amounts of Japanese materiel. Many types of this materiel were available, and wherever possible, the descriptions were based upon an examination of actual weapons. Furthermore, reports from the various theaters of war were compared and evaluated in order to present in the simplest and most compact form all the pertinent information concerning the main Japanese infantry weapons. No attempt was made to provide all the details that would be required for permanently servicing them, but enough were given to enable U.S. troops to identify, to deal with, and, if necessary, to operate them. Contents: Nomenclature; General (Model Numbers; Calibers; Common Names); Pistols and Rifles; Grenades and Land Mines; Grenade Dischargers; Machine Guns; Mortars; Anti-tank and Infantry Guns; Small Arms Ammunition. FREE
  • Japanese Infantry Weapons: CINCPAC-CINCPOA Bulletin No. 55-45
    • CINCPAC - CINCPOA, United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, March 15, 1945, 89 photos, 6 drawings. Included in this pamphlet, which superceded CINCPAC-CINCPOA Bulletin 167-44, were all Japanese weapons reported and encountered, used in infantry regiments or equivalent units. Illustrated methods of neutralizing Japanese weapons most frequently encountered by Allied forces also are contained in this publication. FREE
  • Japan's Struggle to End the War
    • USSBS (United States Strategic Bombing Survey series), USGPO, Washington, D.C., July 1, 1946, 44 pages, tables, appendices. FREE
  • Jedburgh Team Operations in Support of the 12th Army Group
    • by S. J. Lewis, Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, October 1991, 100 pages, 16 photos, 12 maps, 1 chart. This study examines the operations of the 11 Jedburgh teams dropped into northern France during the summer of 1944, with particular emphasis on the degree to which they assisted in the advance of the 12th Army Group from Normandy to the German border. The treatment of these Jedburgh teams are arranged chronologically, by date of insertion. The area of operations covered by these teams reached from the Belgian border in the north, south to Nancy. Dr. Lewis' study on the activities of a number of Jedburgh teams operating in northern France during the last year of the war addresses this often-overlooked aspect of the war in Europe. FREE

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