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U.S. Army mobilization and logistics in the Korean War

Terrence J. Gough

U.S. Army mobilization and logistics in the Korean War

a research approach

by Terrence J. Gough

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Published by Center of Military History, United States Army in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Army -- Mobilization -- History -- Korean War, 1950-1953.,
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Logistics.,
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementby Terrence J. Gough.
    ContributionsCenter of Military History.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA913 .G68 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 126 p. :
    Number of Pages126
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20128037M

    This became known as American Bassens. This became the standard for over-the-beach operations. But the war with its massive production, transportation, and all sorts of supply, changed the term logistics. This was very much the case with the North Korean attack.

    The 7th Marines attacked west on the 24th, reaching Yudam-ni two days later. Because of difficulties in transporting supplies across the Atlantic, the AEF relied on the French to an unprecedented degree, similar to the host-nation support used in today's operations. This was very much the case with the North Korean attack. The senior officer and enlisted servicemen and civilian sailors and airmen who resurrected the logistics and support system in response to the Korean crisis, and kept it running thereafter, had largely learned their crafts in the struggle against Japan and Germany. So transportation requirements during peacetime could be managed by the Quartermaster Department. The third transformation was the almost complete exhaustion and wrecking of the North Koreans Peoples Army.

    During the s the Department of Defense continued to scrutinize the reserve forces and to question the number of divisions and brigades as well as the redundancy of maintaining two reserve components, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. So began an evolution over the next quarter century that culminated in the birth of the Transportation Corps during the opening months of World War II. The Army soon realized that it needed one organization to manage the increasing modes of transportation. Both dumps were displaced forward frequently to keep up with the rapidly advancing combat troops. Hines as the first Chief of Transportation. Owing to poor communications, it was impossible to receive accurate requisitions from the 5th and 7th Marines, so their requirements had to be estimated.


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U.S. Army mobilization and logistics in the Korean War book

By Germany was nearing reunification and the Cold War was coming to a close. In addition, three truck companies were to be loaded with ammunition proportioned to meet the needs of an RCT, and were to be ready to establish an RCT ammunition dump. Planners involved in the attempt to perfect current automated manpower mobilization systems need to prepare for possible strains and even collapse of those systems.

A partial remedy for the shortage of motor transport was the employment of rail transportation. With the outbreak of the Korean Warconcerns over the defense of Western Europe rose.

Shortages of motor transport, signal, and engineer equipment were made good from stocks in moth balls at the Barstow annex of the San Francisco Depot of Supplies. The Army entered the war only partially comprehending the requirements for organizing and maneuvering a multimillion-Soldier force in an overseas theater.

The army converted to an all-volunteer force with greater emphasis on training and technology. As the Korean conflict wore on, month after month through, and intothe early rush to meet the supply, training and repair demands of a dynamic combat situation became essentially routine.

Though this volume describes the Army's experience in Korea only, the lessons it contains have great value to an officer assigned to advisory group duty in any nation. The second is the napoleonic era where the forces lived by the land they passed through or occupied.

Congress yearly appropriated only about half the funds that the General Staff requested. In an emergency, we may have to rely on manual methods such as those that saw us through the Korean War. American forces effectively established and maintained control of the "traditional" battlefield, however they struggled to counter the guerrilla hit and run tactics of the communist Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army.

So rapidly had the ships been loaded on the West Coast that much of the ammunition, rations, and fuel had been distributed throughout the incoming shipping and had to be reassembled before it could be loaded into assault shipping. Loading out from Inchon presented some serious problems.

And on some occasions, they have had to rely upon the most primitive form of transportation the human back. MacArthur prepared to pursue the defeated enemy, complete mopping up the remnants of the NK army, and occupy all Korea to the Yalu River.

Wartime railroad congestion was so bad that it paralyzed the East Coast in December They seem to be quite complete, though they are not very systematic organized. The Korean War could have ended in September and it could have ended in October Army to war without the support of the U.

The Far East Command had to bring in its ground forces to Korea in time to build up a defensive perimeter while there still were land to build up such a perimeter on. Westover "The contributions of combat service support soldiers to the success of American armies have often been overlooked by both historians and the public.

This CD-ROM, which comes in a four-disc set, is an excellent and convenient source for those doing historical research on the Korean War, America's "forgotten war. Army infantry patrol moving up to assault the last North Vietnamese Army position at Dak To, South Vietnam during Operation Hawthorne During the s, the Department of Defense continued to scrutinize the reserve forces and to question the number of divisions and brigades as well as the redundancy of maintaining two reserve components, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

Annapolis, Md. On a tactical level, U. The Persian Corridor was a mile road and later railroad from Khorramshahr to Kazvin to the Baltic Sea that was used to supply Russia in its fight against Germany.

Performance steadily improved, and by Octoberthe U. As early as 6 December, Gen. Sawyer "The mid-twentieth century has added new dimensions to the roles and missions long performed by the United States Army.

The 2d Engineer Special Brigade was to take over control of all shore party activities upon order of the CG of the 1st Marine Division, and also to open and operate the port. Of a total of trucks available for port operations, were Marine, from the 7th Motor Transport Bn, and thirty-six from the 1st Combat Service Group.U.S.

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