U.S. Military History in the Government and Business Department

U.S. Military Histories

Active Air Force Wings and USAF Flying, Space and Missile Squadrons
U. S. Air Force, 1999
P.D. D 301.82/7: W 72/2/CD (CD-ROM)
Lineages, honors and heraldry of combat wings created after 1947.

Album of American Battle Art, 1755-1918
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1947
List of known works of early American military art, with some illustrations.
P.D. LC 1.2: Am3/6 1755-1918

The American Home Front: Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II
James L. Abrahamson
Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 1983
A look at United States civilian issues in wartime.
P.D. D 5.402: AM3/2

American Military History
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U. S. Army, 1989
Very readable account of American wars and the development of the U.S. military.
P.D. D 114.19: M59

Armies, Corps, Divions, and Separate Brigades
John B. Wilson
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U. S. Army, 1999
Descriptions of military units with heraldry, insignia, lineage and bibliographic sources.
P.D. D 114.11: AR5/2/999

Army Almanac
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1950
Military chronologies, statistics, and terminology, as compiled in 1950.
P.D. D 101.2: A15

The Eagle's Talons: The American Experience at War
Dennis M. Drew and Donald M Snow
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air University Press, 1988
Explanation of the political motives behind the American wars.
P.D. D 302.26/6: Ea3

A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History
John E. Jessup, Jr. and Robert W. Coakley
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U. S. Army, 1979
Reference guide to key sources, historians, and events.
P.D. D 114.12:ST9

Histories of American Army Units: World Wars I and II and Korean Conflict, with Some Earlier Histories
C.E. Dornbusch, compiler
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1956
Bibliography of unit histories from both governmental and commercial sources.
P.D. D 102.2: Ar5

Medal of Honor Recipients 1863-1978
Washington, D.C.: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 1979
Brief biographies and some portraits, with summaries of events behind the honors.
P.D. Y 4.V64/4: M46/3/863-978

The Military Intelligence Story: A Photographic History
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1998
P.D. D 101.2: IN 8/12/998/CD (CD-ROM)
Visual history of Army intelligence from its beginnings through the 1990's.

United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995
Department of the Navy, 1997
P. D. D 221.18: AV 5/CD (CD-ROM)
History of Naval Aviation including the Dictionary of Naval Aviation Squadrons and combat statistics.

Revolutionary War

The Continental Army
Robert K. Wright
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U. S. Army, 1983
Detailed discussion of the organization and members of the early American military.
P.D. D 114.11: C76

Index: The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
John P. Butler
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1978
Four-volume index to the National Archives collection of private papers and legislative documents relating to the Continental Congress and its members.
P.D. GS 4.2:C76/3/1774-89

Marines in the Revolution: A History of the Continental Marines in the American Revolution 1775-1783
Charles R. Smith
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, 1975
Well-illustrated textbook.
R973.35: qS644

Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Navy, 1977
Session papers from the 1976 meeting of the Organization of American Historians.
P.D. D 207.10/2: M33

Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution
Robert K. Wright, Jr. and Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1987
Brief illustrated biographies of the framers of the Constitution with selected documents surrounding its formation.
P.D. D 114.19: C76

Victory at Yorktown
Joseph P. Cullen
Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1976
Description of the final battle of the Revolutionary War.
P.D. I 19.2: Y8/2

War of the American Revolution
Robert W. Coakley and Stetson Conn
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1975
Scholarly summary of the revolution, with a war chronology and extensive bibliography.
R973.3: C652

War of 1812

The Naval War of 1812
William S. Dudley, editor
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Navy, 1985
Reprint of original naval documents from the War of 1812.
P.D. D 207.10/2: H62/v.1-2

Mexican-American War

Marines in the Mexican War
Gabrielle M Neufeld Santelli
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, 1991
Summary of Marine actions in the Mexican-American War, with notes and rosters.
P.D. D 214.14/3: M57

Civil War

Civil War Maps: An Annotated List
Richard W. Stephenson, compiler
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1989
Bibliography of Civil War maps in the Library of Congress collection.
P.D. LC 5.2: C 49 1989

Civil War Naval Chronology
Washington, D.C.: Naval History Division, Navy Department, 1971
Maps, illustrations and commentary on the daily activities of the U.S. Navy during the Civil War years.
P.D. D 207.2: C 49

Era of the Civil War, 1820-1876
Louise Arnold
Carlisle Barracks, Pa: U.S. Army Military History Institute, 1982
Bibliography of subject holdings at the U.S. Army Military History Institute
P.D. D 114.14: 11/2

A Field Guide to Civil War Explosive Ordnance, 1861-1865
John D. Bartleson, Jr.
Indian Head, Md: U.S. Naval School, Naval Ordnance Station, 1972
Pictures and explanation of period ordnance.
P.D. D 215.6/2: Ex7/2/1861-1865

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
Charles M. Stewart
Washington, D.C., Department of the Navy, 1894-1917
Communications from both Union and Confederate forces, with explanatory notes
P.D. N 16.6: Ser.I

Register of Officers of the Confederate States Navy, 1861-1865
Washington, D.C.: Naval Intelligence Office, 1931
Roster with officer name, birthplace (if known), and location at the end of the war.
P.D. N 16.2: R 26

Indian Wars

Soldier and Brave
Robert G. Ferris, editor
Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1971
Illustrated descriptions of National Monuments and Parks dedicated to the western expansion and Indian Wars.
R978: U58 1971

United States Army and the Indian Wars in the Trans-Mississippi West
Bruce Reber, compiler
Carlisle Barracks, Pa: Army Military History Institute, 1978
Bibliography of the Center of Military History collection, including manuscripts, journal articles, and books.
P.D. D 114.14: 17

Spanish-American War

Correspondence Relating to the War with Spain
Washington, D.C.: 1902
Actual correspondence between U.S. military leaders involved in the war with Spain, arranged chonologically.
P.D. D 114.2: Sp1/v.1-2

World War I

American Armies and Battlefields in Europe
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1938, 1995
Maps, photographs and detailed descriptions of American troop movements in World War I.
P.D. D 114.2: AR5/4/995

Catalogue of Official AEF Photographs Taken by the Signal Corps
Washington, D.C.: War Department, 1919
Index to hundreds of photographs taken by the AEF in World War I.
P.D. W 26.15/2: P 57/vol. 1-16

Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1987
War chronology tracing U.S. military involvement in World War I.
P.D. D 114.2: B 32/v.1-3

United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1988
Vol. 1 Organization of American Expeditionary Forces
Vol. 2 Policy-Forming Documents of the American Expeditionary Forces
Vol. 3 Training and Use of American Units within the British and French
Vol. 4-9 Military Operations of the American Expeditionary Forces
Vol.10 The Armistice Agreement and the Related Documents
Vol.11 American Occupation of Germany
Vol.12-15 Reports of the Commander-in-Chief, AEF, Staff Sections and Services
Vol.16 General Orders, GHQ, AEF
Vol.17 Bulletins, GHQ,AEF
A history of American participation in World War I, published on the 70th anniversay of the war.
P.D. D 114.8: V 1-17 (also R940.40973 qU58 v. 1-17)

United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919
P.D. D 114.21: W 19/V.1-3/CD/2001 (CD-ROM)

World War II

The Army Forces in World War II
Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1983
Vol. 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942
Vol. 2 Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943
Vol. 3 Europe: Argument to V-E Day, January 1944 to May 1945
Vol. 4 The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944
Vol. 5 The Pacific: Matterhorn to Nagasaki, June 1944 to August 1945
Vol. 6 Men and Planes
Vol. 7 Services Around the World
Illustrated seven-volume set covering a wide range of U.S. aerial events in World War II.
P.D. D 301.82: v. 1-7

Combat Chronology: 1941-1945
Kit C. Carter and Robert Mueller, compilers
Washington, D.C.: Center for Air Force History, 1991
P.D. D 301.82: C73 1941-1945

Federal Records of World War II
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1950, 1951
List of American civilian and military agencies and organizations with descriptions of their activities in the war.
P.D. GS 4.2: R25/2/v. 1-2

Glossary of U.S. Naval Code Words
Washington, D.C.: Office of Naval History, 1948
List of naval operational and geographical code words used in World War II.
P.D. M 215.2: C 64 1948

History of Marine Corps Operations in World War II
P.D. D 214.9/6: 12-34/CD (CD-ROM)

They Fought with What They Had
Walter D. Edmonds
Boston: Little, Brown, 1951
The story of the defense of the Philippines.
P.D. D 301.26/6: F 82

United States Army and World War II: Selected Papers from the Army's Commemorative Conferences
Judith L. Bellafaire, editor
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1998
Collection of essays commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II.
P.D. D 114.2: W89

The United States Army in World War II
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1950
A multi-volume series covering many aspects of U.S. involvement in World War II.
Sample titles:
Army Service Forces
China-Burma-India Theater
European Theater of Operations
Medical Supply in World War II
Mediterranean Theater of Operations
Middle East Theater
Neuropsychiatry in World War II
Pictorial Record
Special Studies
Technical Services
War Department
War in the Pacific
Western Hemisphere
P.D. D 114.7: various (also R940.5373 qU)

History of Marine Corps Operations in World War II
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, 1968
Vol. 1 Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal
Vol. 2 Isolation of Rabaul
Vol. 3 Central Pacific Drive
Vol. 4 Western Pacific Operations
Vol. 5 Victory and Occupation
Series highlighting Marine Corps activity in World War II.
R940.5412 qU587 v. 1-5

United States Naval Chronology, World War II
Washington, D.C.: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1955
Detailed list of U.S. naval events from 1939 through the end of the war.
P.D. D 207.2: W89

Victory
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Office of War Information, 1946
Illlustrated magazine published during the war years, providing a photographic history on the homefront.
P.D. fPr 32.5021 V.1-V.3

The World at War
Washington, D.C.: The Infantry Journal, 1945
War Department publication for soldier orientation offering synopses of battles through 1944.
P.D. W 2.2: W9

Korean War

Combat Actions in Korea
Russell A. Gugeler
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1987
Combat as seen through the actions of small units.
P.D. D 114.19: C 7

Ebb and Flow: November 1950-July 1951
Billy C. Mossman
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U. S. Army, 1990
Well-documented and illustrated accont of these crucial months in the Korean War.
P.D. D 114.2: K84/5

International Cold War Military Records and History: Proceedings of the International Conference on Cold War Military History Records and History
William W. Epley, editor
Essays and research presented at the March 21-26 1994 conference.
P.D. D 114.2: C 67

Korea: 1951-1953
John Miller, Jr. and Margaret E. Tackley
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1997
Account of the war heavily illustrated with maps and photographs.
P.D. D 114.2: K 84/7

Korea: 1950
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1997
The first six months of U.S. military involvement in Korea, with photographs.
P.D. D 114.2: K 84/8

U.S. Air Force in Korea: 1950-1953
Robert F. Futrell
Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, U. S. Air Force, 1983
Discussion of the significance of the U.S. Air Force in Korea and the implications for future combat scenarios.
P.D. D 301.2: K 8412

Vietnam War

Advisory Years to 1965
Robert F. Futrell
Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, U. S. Air Force, 1981
Account of the training and adaptation of the U.S. Air Force to participate in the Vietnam conflict.
P.D. D 301.2: So 8a

Marines in Vietnam, 1954-1973: An Anthology and Annotated Bibliography
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, 1985
Compilation of articles on the Vietnam War from U.S. military publications.
P.D. D 214.13: V 67/954-973

On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context
Harry G. Summers, Jr.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College, 1981
Summary of the strategic motives behind U.S. military action in Vietnam.
P.D. 101.2: V67/2 1983

Postservice Mortality among Vietnam Veterans
Coleen A. Boyle, et.al.
Atlanta, Ga.: Department of Health and Human Services, 1987
Comparison study between Vietnam veterans and Vietnam-era servicemen who were stationed elsewhere.
P.D. HE 20.7502: V 67/2

Professional Knowledge Gained from Operational Experience in Vietnam, 1965-66, 1967
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, 1991
Manual on guerrilla tactics with advice on making the best use of field conditions.
P.D. D 214.9/6: 12-40

Reorganizing for Pacification Support
Thoma W. Scoville
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1982
Account of the U.S. government attempt to pacify the Vietnamese people in order to eradicate Communist influence in Vietnam and end the war.
P.D. D 114.2: P11

Sixty Days to Peace: Implementing the Paris Peace Accords
Walter Scott Dillard
Washington, D.C.: National Defense University, 1982
Events leading up to and following the plan for peace in Vietnam.
P.D. D 5.402: P 31

United States Navy and the Vietnam Conflict
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Navy, 1986
Operational account of U.S. Navy actions in the Vietnam War, based on official records.
P.D. D 207.10/3: v. 1-2


Vietnam from Cease-Fire to Capitulation
Colonel William E. LeGro
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1981
Account of the reunification of Vietnam after U.S. withdrawal.
P.D. D 114.2: V67/2

Vietnamese Air Force, 1951-1975: An Analysis of Its Role in Combat
Major A.J.C. Lavalle, editor
Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 1977
Analysis of three phases of air force action in Vietnam, with illustrations.
P.D. D 301.86: 3,4,5

The War in South Vietnam: The Years of the Offensive, 1965-1968
John Schlight
Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force, 1988
A look at U.S. Air Force activity in Vietnam at the height of the war, with extensive notes and bibliography. P.D. D 301.86/2: V 67

Gulf War

Certain Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf War
Brigadier General Robert H. Scales, Jr.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army, 1993
Readable, well-illustrated coverage of the Gulf War and the men and women who fought there.
P.D. D 101.2: G 95

Conduct of the Persian War
Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 1992
Report to Congress, very detailed and illustrated.
P.D. D 1.2: P 43/2

From the Fulda Gap to Kuwait: U.S. Army, Europe and the Gulf War
Stephen P. Gehring
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1998
Discussion of the Gulf War as a demonstration of the unity of power between the U.S. and Europe.
P.D. D 101.2: K96

U. S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991: The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Desert Shield and Desert Storm
LeRoy D. Stearns
Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 1999
First-hand accounts and chronologies of the war from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
P.D. D 214.13: P 43/7

The Whirlwind War: The United States Army in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1995
Collection of analyses and reflections on U.S. participation in the Gulf conflict and on the new face of the military and its technology.
P.D. D 114.2: W 57