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USSBS Report 46, Japanese Naval Shipbuilding

USSBS Report 46, Japanese Naval Shipbuilding

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THEUNITEDSTAT,ESSTRATEGICBOMBINGSURVEY
JAPANESENAVAL,,SHIPBUILDING
MilitarySuppliesDivisi.on
15November1946
 
THEUNITEDSTATES
STRATEGICBOMBINGSURVEY
JAPANESENAVALSHIPBUILDING
15November1946MilitarySuppliesDivisionDatesofSurvey:Septe.mber~November1945
 
FOR.EWORD
'TheUnitedStnt~StrategicBombingSurveywasestBbli8h~dbytheSccr!ltaryof
\V
nron
3
Novamber1944,p
II
rsuan~to,-.,
Ii
rectivefromtheI
fI
tePresidcotR.oosevelt.
lismiSll
i
onwnstocondueLan
i
mpartinInndcxpe
rt
studyoflheelfectsofouraeri
III
ataekonGcnnany,tobeusedinconneetion
wit
hairattaeksonJapnn,andtoestablish
II
basis
Jor
evaluntingtheimportaneeandpoten
ti
alities
or
airpower'asaninstrumentofmilitarystrutcgy,
fOT'
planninglhelutum<lc\"~Jop-mentoftheUnitedStolesarmedforces,andfordot~nl)ining,futureeconorniepolicieswin,respecttothenutionnldefense.Asummaryrepor!nnil
SOniC
200supportingreportseontainingthefindinllSuftheSurveyinGermanyhavebeenpublished.On
15AugUJ!t1945,
Presi.d,mt'Truman
requested
lhuttheSurVl!.Yconductnsimilarstudy01thecflcetsofall
I;ypl'S
ofair~attackinthewaragainst
.r
apnn,submittingreportsinduplicate
ill
theSecret~utYofWarandtoIhBSCIlreLBryo(theNavy.Theofficersofthe
Sunfey
duringitsJapanesephasewere;FranklinD'Olter,ehairmun;PaulH.Nitze,HenryG.AJexundur,"icechairmen;HarryL..Bowman,
J.
KennethGalbraith,Rensisl,;kert.FmnkA.
l\clj)NIl!1lC~,
Jr.•FredSearls,Jr.,MonroeE.SI'Bghl.,Dr.Lewis
R,
Thompson,TheodoreP.Wrigbt,directors;Wnller
I'ililda,
secretnry,The8urvey'seomplemen
t
providedIor300e;'·.iliana,:350effieers,n
nd
500enI
i,s~cd
men.The
.mill!
!lty
Seb'1ncntultheorgani:1,9ionwasdrawnfromthcAnny
to
theextentof60percent,andIromtheNavy10I·heextentof40percent.BoththeArmyandtheNil")?gavetheSurveyallpossiblesssistaueeinfurnishing
men,
upplles,transport,andiuionnntion.TheSurveyope~atc(!fromheadquartersCOllllblishedinTokyoearly.inSeptemberJ945,withsubheadquarterain:\!ngoya,Osaka,FIitnshimalindNall8snki,
ami
withmobileteamsoperatinginotherpartsof.lapan,theislandsofthePaciflc,
lind
th~A£oinlicmainland.
It
waspossibletoreconstructmuoh,,'
wnrtimcJapnnese
militaryplanningnudexecution,engagementbycU(>Rgement,andeampaign
by
campaign,and
to
securereasnnablyaccuratestatisticsunJapnn'seconomyan,l
war
production,pl'ant
hy
plant,andindustrybyindustry..Inaddition,studies
were
conductedou
.J
apan'sover-allatrn
tllgicpiliIll!
andthcbaekground
.0
f
heron!
ry
into
til
e
war,
Ih
IIinternnl
di~cUJ;siol1sandncgofiationslending
to
heracceptanceofuncondltionalsurrender,thecourseofhealthnndmoralealllonglimci'·mullpopulation,tj,ecffcetivcn=of
theJ
apaeeseciviliandefenseorganization,
and
the
·ctrcntll
ofthenio!l,icbombs,Separatereports
will
beissuedcoveringeachphnseofthe'study,
The
,SUfl'''l'
interrogated
morethan
'iOO
Japanesemilitary,govemment,andiodusl,riaJofflcials,Llalsorecoverednod
I
mll"lntedmunydocumentswhichnotonlyhavebeenusefultotheSurvey,hutalso
will
furnish
{hltn
vnlusblefurotherstudies.Armng~!!1entshavebeenmadetnturnovertheurvoy's
files
totheCentra!IntelligenecGroup..throughwhich
tllCY
will
hea"oilabloforfurtherexaminationnoddlstrlbution,
This
reportwa~written
primarily
f',r
theuse
of
1
heUnitedlalesStrategic130
II
bio!!urileyinti,eprcparuti"nof
r
urtherreports
0
r
amore
"0
mprehe
118
i
ve
nnture,
!\ny
eonelusionsorupininnsexpressed
in
thisreportmustb
"considered
as
limitedte
tl...>ll"'oific
materialcoveredand
BS
subjecttufurther
intl'rprctntion
in
thc
lightoffurther
IIldiC!'
conducted
by
theSurvey.
ii
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