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Author Sacquety, Troy J.

Title The OSS in Burma, 1942-1945 : jungle war against the Japanese / Troy J. Sacquety
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 320 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Contents Before the storm -- The fall of Burma -- Laying the groundwork: 1941-January 1943 -- Creating the detachment out of an undefined problem -- Deconfliction -- OSS and SOE -- Finding a location -- Detachment 101 sets up the Jungle School -- Communications -- Moving toward the first operations -- Long-range penetration operations -- A Group -- B Group -- W Group -- BALLS, BALL's #1, and REX -- The evaluations -- Short-range penetrations meet success -- The first short-range effort, Operation FORWARD -- Group -- KNOTHEAD -- Rethinking operations: the detachment evolves, February 1943-January 1944 -- The detachment reevaluates its personnel situation -- Finances -- Communications and coding -- Developing liaison -- Supplies remain a problem -- New additions to Detachment 101 -- Peers takes over: Detachment 101 comes of age, January-May 1944 -- Existing force structure -- New OSS branches arrive -- Detachment 101 and the campaign for Myitkyina: February-August 1944 -- Postscript -- Peers continues his reforms: June-August 1944 -- Existing force structure -- New OSS branches arrive -- Reorganizing after Myitkyina: September-December 1944 -- Existing force structure -- A new organization of sorts -- The last OSS branches arrive: January-March 1945 -- Existing force structure -- New branches arrive -- The Shan states: August 1944-March 1945 -- The push after Myitkyina -- The Arakan field unit: February-June 1945 -- The Arakan field unit (AFU) -- Rangoon -- The last months: April-July 1945 -- Field operations -- The detachment -- Detachment 101 disbands
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
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Subject United States. Office of Strategic Services. Detachment 101.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Burma.
Myanmar -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0700620591 (electronic bk.)
9780700620593 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)