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  European Theatre of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Theatre was an area of heavy fighting across Europe, during World War II, from 1 September 1939 to 8 May 1945.
The operations of the Luftwaffe against the Royal Air Force became known as the Battle of Britain.
Operation Overlord was complemented by an invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944 codenamed Operation Dragoon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Theatre_of_World_War_II   (4704 words)

  
 Theater (warfare) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Typically, in order to be considered multiple theatres in a single conflict, at least one of the nations involved must be participating in multiple theatres; without this, each area is considered a separate war.
This war had at least three separate theatres: European, Pacific, and African, though the last is considered by some military historians to be an adjunct of the European Theatre.
The term "theatre of operations" was defined in the [American] field manuals as the land and sea areas to be invaded or defended, including areas necessary for administrative activities incident to the military operations (chart 12).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theatre_(warfare)   (354 words)

  
 US Psychological Warfare
In summer of 1943, OSS theatre officers were appointed for each of the major military theatres in which OSS was operating: ETO (European Theatre of Operations), METO (Middle Eastern), NATO (North African), and FETO (Far Eastern).
In addition to serving in the chain of command to OSS headquarters in Washington, the theatre officers were the liaisons between OSS and the military theatre commanders, who had approval authority over all OSS and OWl projects in their theatres.
Operation Torch, which began 8 November 1942, was the first combined Allied military operation of the war.
www.psywar.org /usa.php   (3370 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
During operations, ZZZZ and ZZZZZ signals were delivered to the representative in most commands as soon as they were [1] Even this view does not apparently go so far as the British method of having Ultra processed by the regular intelligence staff of the command, with no representative as its special custodian and disseminator.
In March 1945 C. in C. West, refusing an Army Group H request that it be allocated all the ammunition from two factories in the northern sector of the Western Front, stated that those two installations were producing all of the medium field howitzer ammunition for the West.
In view of the serious indications from Ultra, however, he was persuaded to take precautionary defensive measures in the form of dawn alert flights over 9th TAC bases and the assignment of combat pilots to anti-aircraft units around the airfields to aid in recognition in the event of air attacks.
history.acusd.edu /gen/WW2Text/ULTRA/U_S_ARMY.TXT   (6315 words)

  
 Ghosts of the ETO, American Tactical Deception Units in the European Theatre of Operations, 1994-1945 - Book Review ...
This veil was lifted during 1996, when information was declassified regarding these deception operations and the Army organization that--for the first time in the history of warfare--was created to execute tactical deception operations as its full-time mission.
They employed all or a portion of their troops in a deception operation, and when this operation was completed, the troops returned to their normal fighting roles.
This new concept of tactical deception originated in the ETO as a result of a study initiated by General Devers, then the commanding general, which analyzed Field Marshal Montgomery's use of deception at the battle of El Alemein.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FDF/is_32/ai_105476585   (864 words)

  
 The Food Situation in the European Theater of Operations WWII
For a few months after the European Theatre of Operations was initiated, the American soldier lived on the straight British ration.
Mess sergeants and mess officers who are newcomers to the theatre are invited to see and to study the model messes.
In this theatre we have made a departure in that we prescribe a hospital ration made up of those things which the sick man or the convalescing man likes best.
www.qmfound.com /food_wwII.htm   (1047 words)

  
 European Theatre of World War II - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Germany was in debt after World War I, due to the Great Depression and the forced payments to the victors of World War I. Germans wanted a leader that would take them out of the Depression.
It succeeded, but the paratroops of the Nazi German army were so badly mauled in the process that an airborne operation was never again attempted by Germany during the war.
Their first action was the capture of the island of Sicily, called Operation Husky, on 10 July, 1943.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/European_Theatre_of_World_War_II   (3547 words)

  
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Interservice rivalry basically kept the Marines out of the ETO and their contribution was limited to the OSS, sea duty and guarding Iceland.
Aristotelian RE:Marine's contribution to European theatre of WW2 7/5/2004 8:58:08 AM I have read somewhere that the First Marine Division was sceduled to participate in Operation Torch (North African Landings), but they were then diverted to the Pacific after the Japanese built Henderson Field on Guadal Canal.
Aristotelian RE:Marine's contribution to European theatre of WW2 7/5/2004 2:57:11 PM Dresdon was enemy civilian causalities,, Nor Allied.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/10-400.asp   (656 words)

  
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This paper is based primarily upon informal reports submitted by representatives upon completion, after VE-Day, of their tours of duty with U.S. Army commands in the European Theatre of Operations.
At most commands, the heart of the Ultra operation: was the daily briefing of recipients; this generally took place at a regular hour each morning, either preceding or following the intelligence briefing based on lower classified sources.
It was the consensus of the representatives interviewed that supervisory and liaison visits from Hut 3 officers were an important aid to the efficient and uniform operations of representatives in the field, and that more frequent trips would have been helpful.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/ultra/army-1.html   (6505 words)

  
 Early History
Officers and men were quartered in a simulated "theatre of Operations" set-up at a distance from the line, operations building and tower.
An operational set-up was established for us by the 9th Bombardment Group and the 1st Bombardment Squadron to simulate methods and procedures employed by the VIIIth Air Force in England.
Group Headquarters and Operations were partitioned a railed off, and desks were shunted from side to side since the business of administrating a Bombardment Group abides not a day's delay.
www.447bg.com /library/pichist/history.html   (2209 words)

  
 The United States PSYOP Organization in Europe During World War II
In addition to serving in the chain of command to OSS headquarters in Washington, the theatre officers were the liaisons between OSS and the military theatre commanders, who had approval authority over all OSS and OWI projects in their theatres.
Operation Huguenot: An attempt to convince the German High Command that Luftwaffe pilots were deserting to the Allies with their aircraft.
Cornflakes operations through March 1945 are described in an official report "The story of Cornflakes, Pig Iron, and Sheet Iron," prepared in April 1945 by the Morale Operations Unit of the Rome OSS.
www.psywarrior.com /PSYOPOrgWW2.html   (12047 words)

  
 Notes on the "Modified British System" used on the European Theatre of Operations during the WWII
The grids used on the European Theatre of Operations
The Allied Forces involved on the Western European front during the World War II fluently used a system of coordinates intended to help them to localize their targets on the theatre of operations : the "Modified British System".
This format is well known by the historians and researchers brought to study reports of terrestrial or aerial operations of that time.
www.echodelta.net /mbs/eng-welcome.php   (267 words)

  
 Biographies : MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM J. CRUMM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He is responsible for the management, operational control and employment of all Strategic Air Command forces in the Western Pacific, including the B-52 bombing missions and all Air Force aerial refueling operations in support of U.S. operations in Southeast Asia.
His first assignment was with the 91st Bomb Group in the European Theatre of Operations as a B-17 pilot.
In October 1958 he was transferred to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., as chief of the Strategic Division.
www.af.mil /library/biographies/bio.asp?bioID=5127   (555 words)

  
 Aviation Workshop On-Target Profiles 4 - Spitfire Mk.I to VI in the European Theatre of Operations Book Review by Brett ...
Spitfire Mk.I to VI in the Euopean Theatre of Operations
On-Target Profiles Number 4 "Spitfire Mk.I to VI in the Euopean Theatre of Operations" by Jon Freeman.
On Target Profiles 4, "Spitfire Mk.I to VI in the European Theatre of Operations", continues this useful series of books for modellers.
misc.kitreview.com /bookreviews/ontarget4bookreviewbg_1.htm   (439 words)

  
 European Theater of Operations - ForumNews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sides will be choosing their positions on the map and their team's HQ location within the next day or two.
The staff agreed that the 82nd will be able to field two seperate teams for ETO, making their move to the Axis a necessity.
After some final testing later on today, the new version of WRM and the map pack for ETO will be released either tonight or tomorrow.
www.eto-league.com   (1700 words)

  
 History
BG, flew the longest (1,800 miles roundtrip) escorted heavy bombardment mission in the history of the European Theatre of Operations.
BG would make up the Homebound Task Force whose job it was to fly the infantry troops of the Fifth Army from Naples to Casablanca which was the first leg of their journey back to the States.
During July and August the Homebound force continued to operate and what would amount to several Army divisions were ferried to Casablanca for the next leg of their journey home.
www.463rd.org /history.htm   (1839 words)

  
 TSR/SPIs World War II : European Theatre of Operations
This site contains ETO game replays, information on the armies, generals, aircraft, tanks, and ships used in the game, and also lots of information on World War II.
My site features information about the game E.T.O., after-action play reports, along with some background information on the leaders, generals, and geography of the European Theatre of Operations.
E.T.O. This Web site is dedicated to the World War II European Theatre of Operations game by SPI.
www.expage.com /etowebring   (198 words)

  
 FlightSim.Com Feature: History Of The 367th
You've all heard about the exploits of famous fighter pilots such as Ace-of-Aces, Major Richard Bong who was credited with 40 Japanese kills in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.
The 367th entered combat late in the war and in a very short time became one of the most highly decorated USAAF units in the European Theatre during World War II.
During the 17 day period, including the operations in the Cherbourg area, the 367th had 14 pilots killed and one taken prisoner.
www.flightsim.com /cgi/kds?$=main/feature/367.htm   (3806 words)

  
 William Joseph Crumm, Major General, United States Air Force
In May 1943, the general was assigned to the 796th Bomb Squadron, Alexandria, Louisiana, as operations officer, and later the same year he was assigned to Second Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In August of the same year he was reassigned to Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, as senior Air Force member on the newly organized staff of the director of strategic target planning.
He was responsible for the management, operational control and employment of all Strategic Air Command forces in the Western Pacific, including the B-52 bombing missions and all Air Force aerial refueling operations in
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /wjcrumm.htm   (1229 words)

  
 missing-lynx.com - Reviews – Warrior 78: US Army Tank Crewman 1941–45, European Theatre of Operations ...
The slightly baffling title actually means the he covers selection and training from 1941 and operation in Europe in 1944-45.
His chosen example is the outstanding one of Creighton Abrams, so several photos of Abrams’ Thunderbolt tanks are included and they’re in the colour plates as well.
The colour plates are good, and include one with the organisation of Coy B, 37th Tank Bn in July 1944 giving the name of every tank in the Company.
www.missing-lynx.com /reviews/usa/war078_review.html   (188 words)

  
 History for 435th Troop Carrier Wing
During world War II, the 435th Troop Carrier Group participated in every major airborne activity in the European theatre of operations.
The 435th began training for paratroop, cargo and glider operations.
The pre-dawn assault of June 6, 1944, which opened the invasion of Festung Europe, the 435th began its combat career.
military.com /HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,709879|705400,00.html   (322 words)

  
 Trial of Gunther Thiele and Georg Steinert. United Nations War Crimes Commission.
On the recommendation of his Staff Judge Advocate, however, the appointing authority commuted the sentences to terms of imprisonment for life.
) In respect of the present trial, the authority to appoint the Military Commission was delegated by the Commanding General, European Theatre of Operations, to the Commanding General, 12th Army Group, by letter dated 19th November, 1944, with power of redelegation.
This power was delegated by the Commanding General, 12th Army Group, to the Commanding General, Seventh United States Army, by letter dated 21st May, 1945.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /WCC/thiele.htm   (1180 words)

  
 The History Place - World War Two in Europe Timeline
Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.
- Dönitz suspends U-boat operations in the North Atlantic.
- Operation Dragoon begins (the Allied invasion of Southern France).
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm   (1796 words)

  
 Sandro Dinarte
European Theatre of Operations – Leeuwarden / Holland – September 1944
European Theatre of Operations – Boxted / England – December 1944
European Theatre of Operations – Bazenville / France – June 1944
www.milartgl.com /HTML_3a/sandro_dinarte.htm   (225 words)

  
 HyperWar: European Theater of Operations--Contents
The War in North Africa, Part 1 (Operations in Egypt and Libya)
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II,
Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/ETO/index.html   (266 words)

  
 American Eagles:P-38 Lightning Units-USAAF Colours 2 - by Roger Freeman
In the second book in this illustrated series, Roger Freeman examines the distinctive, twin-boom P-38 Lightnings service in the European Theatre of Operations with the US Eighth and Ninth Air Forces, including photographic variants, bomber escort operations and Droop Snoot high-speed bombing missions.
The author also presents an overview of P-38 camouflage and markings and details the careers of a number of Lightning Aces.
For many years, Roger Freeman has been recognized internationally as a leading writer on the history and operations of US Eighth Air Force in the Second World War.
www.zenithpress.com /ProductDetails_9426.ncm   (230 words)

  
 Airborne History
504th is withdrawn from Italy and sent to the UK to ready for Operation Overlord
17th Airborne Division deploys to European Theatre of Operations
13th Airborne Division deploys to European Theatre of Operations
www.wwiiadt.com /ADTairbornehistory.htm   (197 words)

  
 World War II - Keeping The Memory Alive
This collection of letters were written by Ben L. Rose to his wife, Anne, while he was a Chaplain with the 113th Cavalry (Mechanized) Group in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II.
These letters were written by me to my wife, Anne, when I was a Chaplain with the 113th Cavalry (Mechanized) Group in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II, 1944-45.
After the armistice with Germany was signed, we moved back to Nieder Florstadt, Friedberg and Budengin, south of Bad Nauheim, Germany, where we spent the summer waiting for orders to the United States or to the Pacific Theatre of Operations.
home.nc.rr.com /ww2memories/memoirs_rose.html   (23215 words)

  
 U.S. Coast Guard Bibliography: Military Preparedness WWII European Theatre Operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
U.S. Coast Guard Bibliography: Military Preparedness WWII European Theatre Operations
"Operation Husky." Commandant's Bulletin (July, 1993), pp., 20-23.
"Operation Neptune." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings LXXX (June, 1954), pp.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/h_biblio/h_WW2eur.html   (191 words)

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