Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Dr. Gregory Huckabee

Second Advisor

Dr. Kurt Hackemer

Third Advisor

Mr. Jacob Aus


Doctrine, Amphibious, Landing, World War II, Navy

Subject Categories

Military, War, and Peace


Leaving World War I and heading into World War II the United States Navy had to prepare for an unforeseen future on the open seas. After the attack on Pearl Harbor the United States was thrust into World War II and needed an effective amphibious landing doctrine to be able to counter adversary advances. This thesis covers the evolution of landing doctrine from the beginning to the end of World War II while highlighting the impacts that Operations Torch, Husky, Shingle, and Overlord had on the Navy's landing doctrine after the war.



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