Use of armor in Luzon / [manuscript]Statement of responsibility: Milton T. Hunt
by Hunt, Milton T.Type: BookPublisher: [S.l. : s.n., 1948?]Description: 13,  leaves,  leaf of plates : 1 map ; 32 x 25 cm.Uniform titles: Military monographs.Subject(s): United States. Army. Tank Battalion, 754th | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Luzon | World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank warfare | 754th Tank Battalion (US) | armor | Luzon liberation campaign | Philippine liberation campaign | tanksGeneral Note(s):
Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)Typescript (carbon copy). Caption title. Research report prepared at the US Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky. as [military monographs]Language/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Military monograph on the US Army’s use of tanks and armored forces in the battle to liberate Luzon from the Japanese in 1945. Details plans and preparations, initial landings in Lingayen Gulf, operations from Lingayen to Central Luzon, where much fighting was experienced in the Clark Field and Fort Stotsenburg area, and then on to tanks in the Battle for Manila. Hunt winds up this monograph with a discussion of tank operations in the mountains of Luzon. Hunt focuses his narrative on the operations of the 754th Tank Battalion, of which he apparently belonged to; the experience of this battalion, to him, as typical of the experience of other tank battalions in Luzon. Criticizes the breakup of the 754th Tank Battalion: in February two companies of the battalion were in Manila, one was in Bataan and the last was still in the Clark-Stotsenburg area. When the war ended in September 1945, the battalion was still split: one company was in Legaspi, two were in Panay and one was in Aparri. This led to lesser effectivity and also a drop in morale, apart from command and logistical problems. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose
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Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)
Typescript (carbon copy). Caption title. Research report prepared at the US Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky. as [military monographs].