People's Commissar of the Navy
- Jan 3, 2010
ATLCOM Operational Plannings 1 September 1943 - 1 November 1943
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Administrative Action 1: ATLCOM advises the president to reread it's administrative actions from 60 days before, and search for things it ordered, but the president hasn't done yet (hint: look for planes).
Administrative Action 2: ATLCOM airborne command-chain plannings dating 1 June 1943 are to be set into immediate effect, with the exceptions called in AA3&4&6.
Administrative Action 3: Detach 4th Fighter from Command-Chain.
Administrative Action 4: Detach 2nd Strategic from Command-Chain.
Administrative Action 5: Create 5th Corps consisting of the two armored divisions in Norfolk°°, attach 5th Corps to First Army after arrival.
Administrative Action 6: Transfer 100th Fighter (according to ATLCOM plannings 1 June 1943) to PACCOM, rebase to San Diego.
Administrative Action 7: After the liberation of Romania is completed, attach Secon Army to Army Group 'France'
Operational Action 1: Detach 8th 'Pathfinder' Division form 4th Corps, and move to Pontarlier, after arrival, reattach.
Operational Action 2: 2nd Strategic -> Logistical Bombing Bucuresti (Circular 116km*)
Operational Action 3: 4th Fighter -> Air Superiority Bucuresti (Circular 116km*)
Operational Action 4: Army Group 'France' -> Objectives: Hannover/Hamburg/Berlin -> Attacking Stance / Air Offensive / Naval Defensive
Operational Action 5: Fourth Army -> Objectives: Dresden/Berlin/Hannover -> Attacking Stance / Air Offensive / Naval Defensive
Operational Action 6: First Army -> Objectives: Danzig/Berlin -> Attacking Stance / Air Offensive / Naval Defensive
Operational Action 7: Redeploy 2nd USMC to Nantes.
Operational Action 8: TRG 'Liberty' ship 2nd USMC to San Diego°.
Operational Action 9: TRG 'Freedom' move to Norfolk and ship 5th Corps to Venezia°°.
Operational Action 10: All ATLCOM naval assets except submarines rebase immediately to their home port, and stay there until further orders.
* == Not nessecarily 116km, however all of Romania's remains should be covered.
° == 2nd USMC is transferred to PACCOM upon arrival.
°° == this involves one armored division already deployed, and one that gets ready during the period, simply wait till both of them are deployed in Norfolk create the HQ and ship.
ATLCOM expects the crossing of river Elbe falling in this period. According to the Liberation of France Bill, the conquest of Vichy France will have top priority in the 1 November 1943 - 1 January 1944 plannings of ATLCOM. Current drafts seek to invade Southern France with one mechanized or armored corps (4-5 divisions) and to assault French key cities in Northern Africa. ATLCOM believes that holding the key cities in Northern Africa and Southern France is enough to enforce peace on them (note, that Petain hasn't the support of the populace, while we do).
Lieutenant-General Joseph Warren Stilwell
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Theater
((Take pity on me; what did I miss? Did I forget the last squadron at Liverpool?))
Thank you for your detail plans, as always. The President only insists on one change: LA is the current staging ground for Pacific Theater forces, not San Diego.
All awards must formally be presented through Congress, which includes changing Pride of the Fleet. One more day to comment on Pacific plans, two more for Atlantic; unless there are serious objections, we'll be ready to roll Wednesday.