Japanese Monograph Series
 

Japanese Monograph Series

 

“In October 1945, General Headquarters, Far East Command, directed the Japanese Government to prepare a complete history of the War in the Pacific. This history developed  as a series of operational monographs, which were written by former officers of the Imperial Army and Navy. Since most of the official records had been destroyed, either through bombings of military headquarters or by deliberate action after surrender, the preparation of an accurate operational history proved extremely difficult. As might be expected the studies vary widely in value and coverage; some were prepared entirely from memory, others were amplified by material contained in diaries, fragmentary orders, or directives, some were accomplished by officers with considerable ability as historians, while others were poorly organized and written. There was little U. S. supervision, or guidance furnished the authors and, in addition, there was tremendous variance in the knowledge and abilities of the translators, few of whom wee completely familiar with either U. S. or Japanese military terminology.” From the Introduction.

 

 

The Navy Monographs are:

79. Burma and Andaman Invasion Naval Operation (March and April 1942) 12pp

79A. Sumatra Invasion and Southwest Area Naval Mopping Up Operations (January-May 1942) 8pp+maps

80. Operational Situation of the Japanese Navy in the Philippines Invasion Operations (December 1941) 18pp.

81. Philippines Area Naval Operations, Part III (December 1944-January 1945) 13pp

82, Philippines Area Naval Operations Part I (January 1944-September 1944) 22pp

83. Okinawa Area Naval Operations (January-June 1945) 177pp

84. Philippines Area Naval Operations Part II (October-December 1944) 115pp

85. Preparations for Operations in Defense of the Homeland (July 1944-July 1945) 59pp

86. Fifth Air Fleet Operations (February 1945-August 1945) 144pp

87. Western New Guinea and North of Australia Area Naval Operations (April-September 1944) 21pp

88. Aleutians Naval Operations (March 192-February 1943) I have, hard copy.85pp*

89. Northern Area Naval Operations (February 1943-August 1945) 72pp

90. A-Go Operations (May-June 1944) I have, hard copy. 63pp*

91. A-Go Operations Log (May-June 1944) I have, hard copy. 25pp*

92. Southwest Area Naval Operations (April 1942-April 1944) 31pp

93. Midway Operations (May-June 1942) 91pp

94. Iwo Jima Operation (February-March 1945) 24pp

95. Submarine Operations in the Philippines (September 1944-March 1945) 30pp

96. Eastern New Guinea Invasion Operations (March-September 1942) 13pp

97. Pearl Harbor Operations: General Outline of Orders and Plans (5 November-2 December 1941) 31pp

98. Southeast Area Naval Operations, Part I 68pp I have in PDF format*.

99. Southeast Area Naval Operations, Part II (February-October 1943) 73pp

100. Southeast Area Naval Operations, Part III (October 1943-February 1944) 67pp

101. Naval Operations in the Invasion of Netherlands East Indies (December 1941-March 1942) 40pp+maps

102. Submarine Operations (December 1941-April 1942) 57pp

105. General Summary of Naval Operations, Southern Force (November 1941-April 1942) 12pp

106. Naval Operations Against Soviet Russia (1941-5) 23pp

107. Malaya Invasion Naval Operations (December 1941-February 1942) 62pp

108. Submarine Operations in First Phase Operations (December 1941-April 1942) 5pp

109. Homeland Defense Naval Operations, Part I (December 1941-March 1943) 24pp

110. Submarine Operations in Second Phase Operations, Part I (April-August 1942) 48pp

111. Submarine Operations in Second Phase Operations, Part II (August 1942-March 1943) 59pp

112. Southeast Area Naval Operations, Part IV (February-April 1944) 19pp

113. Task Force Operations (November 1941-April 1942) 90pp

114, Philippine Area Naval Operations, Part IV (January-August 1945) 39pp

115. Borneo Area Naval Operations (February-July 1945) 7pp

116. Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II (1941-5) I have hard copy and CD. See above for elaboration. 279pp*

117. Outline of Third Phase Operations (February 1943-August 1945) 44pp

118. Operational History of Naval Communications (December 1941-August 1945), I have hard copy (407 pages)*

119. Outline of Operations Prior to the Termination of War and Activities Connected with Cessation of Hostilities (July-August 1945) 31pp

120. Outline of Southeast Area Naval Air Operations, Part I (December 1941-August 1942) 55pp

121. Outline of Southeast Area Naval Air Operations, Part II (August-October 1942) 45pp

122. Outline of Southeast Area Naval Air Operations, Part III (November 1942-June 1943) 63pp

123. Homeland Defense Naval Operations (March 1943-August 1945) 138pp

124. Homeland Defense Naval Operations (June 1944-August 1945) 58pp

125. Surface Escort Operations (December 1941-August 1945)

139. Outline of South Seas Naval Operations and General Situation (December 1941-March 1943) 23pp

140. Outline of Southeast Area Naval Air Operations, Part IV (July-November 1943) 84pp

142. Outline of Southeast Area Naval Air Operations (December 1943-May 1944) 63pp

145. Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part I (1922-1934) 61pp

149. Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part II (1934-9) 37pp

152. Political Strategy (Navy) Prior to Outbreak of War (1940-1) 148pp

156. Historical Review of Landing Operations of the Japanese Forces 52pp. I have on PDF format.*

160. Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part III (1939-41) 46pp

161. Inner South Sea Islands Area Naval Operations, Part I Gilbert Islands (November 1941-November 1943) 137pp

163. Submarine Operations in Third Phase Operations, Part I (March-November 1943) 65pp

166. China Incident Naval Air Operations (July-November 1937) 205pp

169. Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part IV (1942) 62pp

171. Submarine Operations in Third Phase Operations, Part II (Nov. 1943-March 1944) 67pp

172. Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part V (March 1943-April 1945) 79pp

173. Inner South Seas Islands Area Naval Operations, Part II Marshall Islands (Dec. 1941-February 1944) 51pp

174. Outline of Naval Armament and Preparations for War, Part VI (March-June 1945) 108 pp

184. Submarine Operations in the Third Phase Operations Parts III, IV & V (March 1944-August 1945) 237 pp

 

 Website link for more complete listing with description of the individual Monograms:

http://www.ibiblio,org/pha/monos/guide.html