US Strategic Bombing Survey – Pacific War

Note: A significant portion of these documents are from JapanAirRaids.org which has uploaded almost all of the US Strategic Bombing Survey for the Pacific War to Scribd. I have simply organized it into a simpler list for access.

JapanAirRaids.org is “a digital archive dedicated to the international dissemination of information about the air raids conducted by the United States Army Air Forces and Navy against Japan.”

The combined Summary report of the US Strategic Bombing Survey for both Europe and Pacific can be found here.

Update 1 – [Feb 4, 2019]: The links are also starting to disappear from Scribd for some reason and would occassionally redirect to an third-party site so I have begun the process of uploading these documents onto Google Drive to increase accessibility.

Last Updated: February 4, 2019.



FORWARD

The United States Strategic Bombing Survey was established by the Secretary of War on 3 November 1944, pursuant to a directive from the late President Roosevelt. It was established for the purpose of conducting an imprtial and expert study of the effects of our aerial attack on Germany, to be used in connection with air attacks on Japan and to establish for evaluating air power as an instrument of military strategy, for planning the future development of the United States armed forces, and for determining future economic policies with respect to the national defense. A summary report and some 200 supporting reports containing the findings of the Survey in Germany have been published. On 15 August 1945, President Truman requested the Survey to conduct a similar study of the effects of all types of air attack in the war against Japan.


INDEX


OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN

1 – Summary Report (1946)

2 – Japan’s Struggle to End The War (1946)

3 – Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki (1946)

CIVILIAN STUDIES

CIVIL DEFENSE DIVISION

4 – Field Report Covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects, Tokyo, Japan (1947)

5 – Field Report Covering Air-Raid Protection and Allied Subjects in Nagasaki, Japan (1947)

6 – Field Report covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects, Kyoto, Japan, (1947)

7 – Field Report Covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects, Kobe, Japan, (1947)

8 – Field Report covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects, Osaka, Japan, (1947)

9 – Field Report covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects, Hiroshima, Japan, (1946)

10 – Summary Report Covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects in Japan, (1946)

11 – Final Report Covering Air Raid Protection and Allied Subjects in Japan, (1947)

MEDICAL DIVISION

12 – The Effects of Bombing on Health and Medical Services in Japan, (1947)

13 – The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Health and Medical Services in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, (1947)

14 – The Effects of Strategic Bombing on Japanese Morale, (1947)

ECONOMIC STUDIES

AIRCRAFT DIVISION

15 – The Japanese Aircraft Industry, (1947)

16 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Corporation Report No. I, (1947)

17 – Nakajima Aircraft Company, Ltd. Corporation Report No. II, (1947)

18 – Kawanishi Aircraft Company. Corporation Report No. III, (1947)

19 – Kawasaki Aircraft Industries Company, Inc. Corporation Report No. IV, (1947)

20 – Aichi Aircraft Company. Corporation Report No. V, (1947)

21 – Sumitomo Metal Industries, Propeller Division. Corporation Report No. VI, (1947)

22 – Hitachi Aircraft Company. Corporation Report No. VII, (1947)

23 – Japan International Air Industries, Ltd. Corporation Report No. VIII, (1947)

24 –  Japan Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company. Corporation Report No. IX, (1947)

25 – Tachikawa Aircraft Company. Corporation Report No. X, (1947)

26 – Fuji Airplane Company. Corporation Report No. XI, (1947)

27 – Showa Airplane Company. Corporation Report No. XII, (1947)

28 – Ishikawajima Aircraft Industries Company, Ltd. Corporation Report No. XIII, (1947)

29 – Nippon Airplane Company. Corporation Report No. XIV, (1947)

30 – Kyushu Airplane Company. Corporation Report No. XV, (1947)

31 – Shoda Engineering Company. Corporation Report No. XVI, (1947)

32 – Mitaka Aircraft Industries. Corporation Report No. XVII, (1947)

33 – Nissan Automobile Company. Corporation Report No. XVIII, (1947)

34 – Army Air Arsenal & Navy Air Depots. Corporation Report No. XIX, (1947)

35 – Underground Production of Japanese Aircraft. Report No. XX, (1947)

BASIC MATERIALS DIVISION

36 – Coal and Metals in Japan’s War Economy, (1947)

CAPITAL GOODS, EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

37 – The Japanese Construction Industry, (1946)

38 – Japanese Electrical Equipment, (1946)

39 – The Japanese Machine Building Industry, (1946)

ELECTRIC POWER DIVISION

40 – The Electric Power Industry of Japan, (1946)

41 – The Electric Power Industry of Japan (Plant Reports), (1947)

MANPOWER, FOOD AND CIVILIAN SUPPLIES DIVISION

42 – The Japanese Wartime Standard of Living and Utilization of Manpower, (1947)

MILITARY SUPPLIES DIVISION

43 – Japanese War Production Industries, (1946)

44 – Japanese Naval Ordnance, (1946)

45 – Japanese Army Ordnance, (1946)

46 – Japanese Naval Shipbuilding, (1946)

47 – Japanese Motor Vehicle Industry, (1946)

48 – Japanese Merchant Shipbuilding, (1947)

OIL AND CHEMICAL DIVISION

49 – Chemicals in Japan’s War, (1946)

50 – Chemicals in Japan’s War: Appendix, (1946)

51 – Oil in Japan’s War, (n.d.)

52 – Oil in Japan’s War: Appendix, (n.d.)

OVER-ALL ECONOMIC EFFECTS DIVISION

53 – The Effects of Strategic Bombing on Japan’s War Economy, (n.d.)

TRANSPORTATION DIVISION

54 – The War Against Japanese Transportation, 1941-45, (1947)

URBAN AREAS DIVISION

55 – Effects of Air Attack on Japanese Urban Economy (Summary Report), (1947)

56 – Effects of Air Attack on Urban Complex Tokyo-Kawasaki-Yokohama, (1947)

57 – Effects of Air Attack on the City of Nagoya, (1947)

58 – Effects of Air Attack on Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, (1947)

59 – Effects of Air Attack on the City of Nagasaki, (1947)

60 – Effects of Air Attack on the City of Hiroshima, (1947)

MILITARY STUDIES

MILITARY ANALYSIS DIVISION

61 – Air Forces Allied with the United States in the War Against Japan, (1947)

62 – Japanese Air Power, (1946)

63 – Japanese Air Weapons and Tactics, (1947)

64 – The Effect of Air Action on Japanese Ground Army Logistics, (1947)

65 – Employment of Forces Under the Southwest Pacific Command, (1947)

66 – The Strategic Air Operations of Very Heavy Bombardment in the War Against Japan (Twentieth Air Force), (1947)

67 – Air Operations in China, Burma, India–World War II, (1947)

68 – The Air Transport Command in the War Against Japan, (1947)

69 – The Thirteenth Air Force in the War Against Japan, (1946)

70 – The Seventh and Eleventh Air Forces in the War Against Japan, (1947)

71 – The Fifth Air Force in the War Against Japan, (1947)

71a – Air campaigns of the Pacific War, (1947)

NAVAL ANALYSIS DIVISION

72 –  The Interrogations of Japanese Officials, (n.d.) [VOL 1] [VOL 2]

73 – The Campaigns of the Pacific War, (n.d.)

74 – The Reduction of Wake Island, (1946)

75 – The Allied Campaign Against Rabaul, (1946)

76 – The American Campaign Against Wotje, Maloelap, Mille, and Jaluit, (1947)

77 – The Reduction of Truk, (1947)

78 – The Offensive Mine Laying Campaign Against Japan, (1946)

79 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party–Foreword, Introduction, Conclusions, and General Summary, (1946)

80 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure A), Kamaishi Area, (1946)

81 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure B), Hamamatsu Area, (1946)

82 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure C), Hitachi Area, (1946)

83 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure D), Hakodate Area, (1946)

84 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure E), Muroran Area, (1946)

85 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure F), Shimizu Area, (1946)

86 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure G and H), Shionomi-Saki and Nojima-Saki Areas, (1946)

87 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure I), Comments and Data on Effectiveness of Ammunition, (n.d.)

88 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure J), Comments and Data on
Accuracy of Firing, (n.d.)

89 – Report of Ships Bombardment Survey Party (Enclosure K), Effects of Surface Bombardments on Japanese War Potential, (n.d.)

PHYSICAL DAMAGE DIVISION

90 – Effect of the Incendiary Bomb Attacks on Japan (a Report on Eight Cities), (1947)

91 – The Effects of the Ten Thousand Pound Bomb on Japanese Targets (a Report on Nine
Incidents), (1947)

92 – Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, (1947)

93 – Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, (1947) [VOL 1] [VOL 2] [VOL 3 incomplete]

94 – Effects of the Four Thousand Pound Bomb on Japanese Targets (a Report on Five Incidents), (1946)

95 – Effects of Two Thousand, One Thousand, and Five Hundred Pound Bombs on Japanese Targets (a Report on Eight Incidents), (1944)

96 – A Report on Physical Damage in Japan (Summary Report), (1947)

G-2 DIVISION

97 – Japanese Military and Naval Intelligence, (n.d.)

98 –  Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part I, Comprehensive Report, (1946)

99 –  Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part II, Airfields, (n.d.)

100 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part III, Computed Bomb Plotting, (n.d.)

101 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part IV, Urban Area Analysis, (n.d.)

102 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part V, Camouflage, (n.d.)

103 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part VI, Shipping, (n.d.)

104 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part VII, Electronics, (n.d.)

105 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part VIII, Beach Intelligence, (n.d.)

106 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part IX, Artillery, (n.d.)

107 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part X, Roads and Railways, (n.d.)

108 – Evaluation of Photographic Intelligence in the Japanese Homeland, Part XI, Industrial Analysis, (1946) [PART 1] [PART 2]

 

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