General Marshall's

VICTORY REPORT

On the Winning of
World War II in Europe
and the Pacific

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To access a listing of the veteran names, please click on the appropriate link.

A-F / G-L / M-R / S-Z / Back Inside Cover

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About this publication.

There is no indication of who published this book. There are two different publishers of the data contained in the book. From the cover through page 123 are the contents of all contained in the Table of Contents. Behind page 123 and added afterward are the names of the men and women who fought and even gave their lives from Three Rivers and vicinity.

In the listing of the veterans of the men and women from Three Rivers we've noted the names are not in strict alphabetical order. We've left them as we've found them rather than put them in proper order. This is especially noticeable in the surnames beginning with the letter 'H'.

We've transcribed a representation of the front pages of the original publication to give you the Table of Contents and a feeling of what the book contains but have left off from doing the complete book as it doesn't pertain to St. Joseph County but rather the all of World War II as a whole.

This book is the property of Three Rivers Public Library. We especially want to thank the library director, Linda Hilton for her keen eye on finding us many interesting things to share with researchers in St. Joseph County's rich history. We hope this helps you as well.

Josephine Reed Garzelloni and Carole L. Carr

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Front Cover

General Marshall's

VICTORY REPORT

On the Winning of
World War II in Europe
and the Pacific

With an Added Section Featuring the
Contributions made by Our Own Community
Toward the Winning of the War.

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Historic Handbook for Every American
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Price $1.00

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Frontispiece

General Marshall's

VICTORY REPORT

Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, 1943 to 1945, to the Secretary of War

Distributed By

Ladies' Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 3109

Three Rivers, Michigan

Officers:
 President .................. Mary Guthrie
      Senior Vice President ...... Geraldine Wolcott
Junior Vice President ...... Hazel Wager
    Secretary .................. Beatrice Miller
  Treasurer .................. Aileen Bailey
 Chaplain ................... Ivah Preston
   Guard ...................... Hattie Fairman
 Conductress ................ Verna Musser
     Patriotic Instructor ....... Goldie Heckelman
  Musician ................... Lillian Stock

Notice

GENERAL MARSHALL'S REPORT IS PUBLISHED BY PERMISSION
OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

However, it should be clearly understood that the War Department does
not endorse any commercial product or advertising campaign of any kind
and neither the putlishers nor the sponsor make any claim that the War
Department endorses their efforts in bringing about a wider distribution
of this historic document.

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CONTENTS   

INTRODUCTION .................................................     1


VICTORY IN EUROPE ............................................     8

     The Strategic Concept ...................................     8
     The Fall of Italy .......................................    14
          On to the Boot .....................................    16
          Allied Air Established in Europe ...................    19
          The Slugging Battle for Rome .......................    20
          Pursuit to the North ...............................    23
          The Final Phases ...................................    24

     Operation OVERLORD ......................................    27
          The Preparations ...................................    30
          Victory in the Air .................................    30
          The Assault ........................................    32
          The Breakout .......................................    34
          Continental Envelopment ............................    35
          The Liberation of France ...........................    37
          The Westwall .......................................    38
          The Wehrmacht's Last Blow ..........................    44
          Closing the Rhine ..................................    45
          The Watch that Failed ..............................    46
          The Knockout .......................................    47
 


VICTORY OVER JAPAN ...........................................    56

     The Road to China .......................................    56
          Operation CAPITAL ..................................    57
          Fall of Burma ......................................    59
          Reverse in China ...................................    62

     Unremitting Pressure ....................................    63
          Pacific Pincers ....................................    63
          Reconquest of the Philippines ......................    71
          Battle of the Visayas ..............................    73
          Battle of Luzon ....................................    75
          The Net Closes .....................................    80
          Final Victory ......................................    84


OCCUPATION ...................................................    90


OUR WEAPONS ..................................................    95


THE TROOPS ...................................................   101

     Manpower Balance ........................................   101
     Price of Victory ........................................   107
     Beyond The Call of Duty .................................   110
     Information and Recreation ..............................   111
     Army Management .........................................   113
     Demobilization ..........................................   115


FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE  ......................................   117

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List of Illustrations

Victory in Europe .............................................    7
Fortress of Europe ............................................   12
Operation HUSKY ...............................................   15
Operation AVALANCHE ...........................................   17
From Cassino to the Arno ......................................   21
Final Offensive in Italy ......................................   25
Operation OVERLORD ............................................   28
The Normandy Beaches ..........................................   32
Breakout ......................................................   33
Operation ANVIL ...............................................   36
Battle of France ..............................................   39
Path of the Red Army ..........................................   40
Ardennes Counteroffensive .....................................   43
Closing the Rhine .............................................   45
Battle of Germany .............................................   48
Victory over Japan ............................................   55
Burma Campaign ................................................   59
Japanese Operations Against U. S. Airfields ...................   60
The Great Ocean ...............................................   64
Southwest Attack ..............................................   66
Central Pacific Advance .......................................   68
Battle of Leyte ...............................................   72
Theaters of Operations ........................................   76
Battle of Luzon ...............................................   79
Philippine Liberation .........................................   81
Okinawa .......................................................   82
Planned Assault on Japan ......................................   85
The Arena of Victory ..........................................   88
Zones of Occupation in Germany and Austria ....................   92

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Commander

Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces

General of the Army,

Dwight D.Eisenhower

Main Headquarters, Versailles France.

Advance Headquarters, Theims, France.

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Special 'Thanks' to these two ladies for their wonderful efforts in getting this genealogical data online:
Transcribed by: Carole L. Carr / Proofed and edited by Josephine R. Garzelloni

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