U.S. War Department

 

U.S. War Department. Report of Code Compilation Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, December 1917-November 1918. Washington, DC: 1935.

[WWI/U.S.]

U.S. War Department. Army Air Forces. Ultra and the History of the United States Strategic Air Force in Europe versus the German Air Force. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1980.

See William W. Haines, Ultra and the History of U.S. Strategic Air Force in Europe vs. German Air Force (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1980. Frederick, MD: University Press of America, 1986). Nautical Brass Bibliography says that this book explains "[h]ow Enigma messages reporting on German shortages of manpower and equipment were taken advantage of by the U.S. Air Force."

[WWII/Services/Air]

U.S. War Department. General Staff. A Guide for Military Attachés. Washington, DC: 1921. [Petersen]

[MI/Attaches/Gen]

U.S. War Department. Military Intelligence Division. German Military Intelligence, 1939 to 1945. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984.

From "Editor's Note": "Published here ... are two hitherto classified studies of German military intelligence in World War II.... Both were completed shortly after the war in Europe ended. The first is 'The German G-2 Service in the Russian Campaign (Ic-Dienst Ost).' ... The second is 'German Operational Intelligence.' ... [T]hese documents constitute a consise, contemporary, and objective analysis of an enemy's military intelligence service a[t] the operational level."

[WWII/Eur/Ger]

U.S. War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Articles on Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Reprinted from the Signal Corps Bulletin. Washington, DC: GPO, 1942. [Petersen]

[Cryptography/Gen]

U.S. War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Final Report of the Radio Intelligence Section, General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces. Washington, DC: 1935. [Petersen]

[WWI/U.S.]

U.S. War Department. Strategic Services Unit. War Report of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services). 2 vols. New York: Walker & Co., 1976.

Vol. I: The War Report of the OSS.

This volume constitutes the history of the Coordinator of Information and the organizational history of OSS.

Vol. II: The Overseas Targets: War Report of the OSS.

This volume is the history of OSS' overseas operational activities.

Kermit Roosevelt was the overall editor for this official history, prepared by the U.S. Strategic Services Unit in 1946-1947 and released with deletions in 1975.

According to Pforzheimer, the work's "greatest shortcoming ... is the virtual total absence of the names of the participants.... This was deliberate[] (for security reasons)." Constantinides sees this collection as an "indispensable source on OSS and a starting point for more comprehensive histories of that organization." There is also an edited version: Anthony Cave Brown, ed., The Secret War Report of the OSS (New York: Berkley, 1976).

[WWII/OSS/Gen]

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