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Papuan Campaign: The Buna-Sanananda Operation, 16 Nov. 1942-23 Jan. 1943 (Armed Forces in Action Series) by United States War Department1
The Capture Of Makin [20 November-24 November 1943] by S. L. A. Marshall2
The Admiralties, operations of the 1st Cavalry Division, 29 February - 18 May 1944 by United States War Department3
Merrill's marauders (February-May 1944) by United States War Department4
Guam: Operations of the 77th Division 21 July -- 10 August 1944 by James M. Burns5
To Bizerte with the II Corps, 23 April - 13 May, 1943. Army Forces in Action Series. by United States Army. Center for Military History.6
Salerno, American operations from the beaches to the Volturno (9 September-6 October 1943) by United States War Department7
From the Volturno to the Winter Line (6 October-15 November 1943) by United States Army8
Fifth Army at the Winter Line, Nov. 1943 - Jan.1944. Army Forces in Action Series. by United States Army9
Anzio beachhead, 22 January-25 May 1944 by United States.,10
Omaha Beachhead 6 June - 13 June 1944 by United States War Department11
Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June-27 June 1944) by Center of Military History (U.S. Army)12
St. Lo (American Forces in Action Series) by David Garth13
Small Unit Actions by U.S. War Department14

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  1. The Supreme Command by Forrest C. Pogue (1954)
  2. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy by Joseph Balkoski (1989)
  3. Policy and direction: the first year by James F. Schnabel (1972)
  4. Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Joseph Balkoski (2004)
  5. Les Rangers à la Pointe du Hoc by Ronald Lane (1994)
  6. The Ardennes : Battle of the Bulge by Hugh M. Cole (1964)
  7. The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion by Douglas Brinkley (2005)
  8. Rangers : selected combat operations in World War II by Michael J. King (1985)
  9. War Against Japan Volume I: The Loss Of Singapore: History Of The Second World War: United Kingdom Military Series: Official Campaign History (v. I) by S.Woodburn Kirby (1957)
  10. Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter by John Robert Slaughter (2007)
  11. Invasion Europe: The D-Day Landings by Great Britain. Ministry of Defence (1994)
  12. The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in World War II by George McMillan (1949)
  13. Eyes of artillery : the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II by Edgar F. Raines (2000)
  14. Report By the Supreme Commander to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945 by Dwight D. Eisenhower (1946)
  15. The Italian Campaign by Robert Wallace (1978)

Series description

'"American Forces in Action Series" presents detailed accounts of particular combat operations of United States forces. To the American public, this record of high achievement by men who served their nation well is presented as a preface to the full military history of World War II. To the soldiers who took part in the operations concerned, these narratives will give the opportunity to see more clearly the results of orders which they obeyed and of sacrifices which they and their comrades made, in performance of missions that find their meaning in the outcome of a larger plan of battle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Chief of Staff'
From the Foreword to the original 1946 edition.

'... a series of fourteen studies of World War II operations published by the War Department's Historical Division.... These volumes, prepared by professional historians shortly after the events described, provide a concise summary of some of the major campaigns and battles fought by American soldiers. The skillful combination of combat interviews with primary sources, many of which are now lost, gives these unassuming narratives a special importance to military historians. The careful analysis of key operations provides numerous lessons for today's military students.... I urge all military students and teachers to use them to enhance our collective awareness of the skill, leadership, daring, and professionslism exhibited by our military forebears.'
Colonel Harold W. Nelson, Chief of Military History
From the Foreword to the CMH Edition.

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