World War II
Table of Contents

Documents of World War II

Military Terminology and Translations

Practical Standard Japanese – 1943 (1.3 MB PDF)

Unternehmen Seelöwe (Germany, 1940; invasion of UK)

Primary Sources
OKH Operational Instruction for Sea Lion, 30 August 1940
Army Group A's Initial Forecast of Events
Weather/Sea Conditions during September 1940
Anti-Invasion Poster issued by the Birmingham Invasion Committee
Secondary Sources
R.A.F. Spitfire/Hurricane Losses (August-September 1940)
Luftwaffe Losses in the Battle of Britain (July-October 1940)

Unternehmen Tannenbaum (Germany, 1940, invasion of Switzerland)

Primary Sources
1st Presentation of Sketch of Attack, June 25, 1940
Third Updated Version of the Attack Draft

The Victory Plan (USA, 1941, early plan to defeat Nazi Germany)

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Victory Plan Segments (Primary Sources)
Joint Board Estimate of United States Overall Production Requirements (10.9 MB)
Appendix I: Navy Requirements (1.12 MB)
Appendix II Part I and II: Ground Forces Requirements (8.67 MB)
Appendix II Part III: Air Forces Requirements (AWPD-1) (35.8 MB)
Secondary Sources
An Unknown Future and A Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941 (CMH, 1992; external link)

Operation Downfall (USA, 1945-46, the Invasion of Japan)

Operation Round-Up (UK/USA, 1941-1943, plans for early invasion of Europe)

Primary Sources
The “Marshall Memorandum”, April 1942
“Comments on General Marshall's Memorandum”, British Chiefs of Staff, 13 April 1942

Statistics of World War II

Naval
Imperial Japanese Navy Production Plans of World War II

Secondary Articles

Thailand/Siam in World War II
Military Operations
Planned Operations
Ultra and the Campaign against the U-Boats in World War II (SRH-142, Studies in Cryptology)
Airborne Operations: A German Appraisal (CMH Publication 104-13)
Seek, Strike, and Destroy: U.S. Army Tank Destroyer Doctrine in World War II (Leavenworth Papers No. 12)
Aircraft
The P-51 Over Berlin by Mark E. Bradley in Aerospace Historian, Fall September 1974, Air Force Historical Foundation. (3.26 MB pdf)
A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang—A Great War Horse by Ed Rees, North American Aviation, Inc; The Airpower Historian; VOLUME IX, NUMBER 4, OCTOBER, 1962, AF Historical Foundation. (11.2~ MB pdf)
Locations of U.S. Numbered Air Forces in 1945