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Beans, bullets, and black oil : the story of fleet logistics afloat in the Pacific during World War II

Author: Worrall Reed Carter; Dan A Kimball; Raymond Ames Spruance
Publisher: [Washington] : [Dept. of the Navy], [1953]
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carter, Worrall Reed, b. 1885.
Beans, bullets, and black oil.
[Washington : Dept. of the Navy, 1953]
(OCoLC)566359635
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Worrall Reed Carter; Dan A Kimball; Raymond Ames Spruance
OCLC Number: 781884
Notes: At head of title: "The story of fleet logistics afloat in the Pacific during World War II."
Includes index.
"Set and printed for the Department of the Navy by the United States Government Printing Office: 1953"--Colophon.
Description: xix, 482 pages : illustrations, portrait, maps (1 folded) ; 23 cm
Contents: Pre-World War II --
The serving force --
Early activities --
In the south Pacific --
Logistic organization and sources, south Pacific --
Building up in the South Pacific --
The Southwest Pacific Command --
In the Aleutians --
"Operation galvanic" (the Gilbert Islands) --
Service Squadron Ten organizing at Pearl --
Early composition and organization of Service Squadron Ten --
The Marshall Islands campaign --
Multiple missions --
"Operation forager," the Marianas campaign --
"Forager" logistics in general and ammunition in particular --
"Stalemate II" : the Western Carolines operation --
Logistic support at Seeadler and at sea --
Further "Stalemate" support --
Service Squadron Ten main body moves to Ulithi --
The Philippines campaign --
Logistic support of the Third Fleet --
Leyte aftermath --
Iwo campaign --
Service Squadron Ten grows up --
"Operation Iceberg" : the Okinawa campaign --
Activities at Saipan and Ulithi --
Logistics at Kerama Retto for the Okinawa operation --
Expansion of "at-sea" support by Service Squadron Six --
Support acitivities at Leyte-Samar --
Okinawa after 1 July 1945 --
The giant takes off his armor.
Other Titles: Story of the fleet logistics afloat in the Pacific during World War II
Responsibility: by Rear Admiral Worrall Reed Carter USN (Retired) ; with a foreword by Dan A. Kimball, and an introduction by Raymond A. Spruance.

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