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Leach recruited ﬁve lawyers to ﬁll the Op Annie positions, and they were given a brief indoctrination and sent overseas. The ﬁve lawyers were George W. Ball (Europe), Stephen P. Duggan, Jr. (southwest Paciﬁc), Ronald J. Foulis (Mediterranean), Norman Newmark (central Paciﬁc), and Joseph E. 247 Some of the boards made little use of their analyst, and Col. 248 Some of the boards employed civilian scientists to assist in their work. For example, William W. indd Sec1:26 8/4/06 6:03:17 PM operations research in world war ii The United States Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS) was established in 1944 to determine the eﬀect of the Allied strategic bombing campaign on the Axis powers.
141 With respect to the use of civilians instead of military personnel for OR tasks, Cdr. ”142 Once the problems of the German magnetic mine, degaussing, and mine sweeping were under control, MWORG turned its attention to the oﬀensive use of mines in the Paciﬁc. (jg) William F. Wallace, USNR, Johnson arrived at Pearl Harbor on 15 March 1943 for duty on the staﬀ of the commander of Service Squadron Six, Paciﬁc Fleet, where he and Wallace were joined by Lt. Cdr. Shirley L. Quimby, USNR, and Lt. Kenneth L.
Douglas MacArthur on oﬀensive mining operations, and Wallace was sent to Guadalcanal to serve as oﬃcer-in-charge of mining operations. Following a tour of the South Paciﬁc with Capt. George D. (jg) Thornton Page who came out to work on plans for the central Paciﬁc. One of the ﬁrst problems Johnson tackled was that of malfunctioning torpedoes, a problem he solved with tests in a quarry, thereby earning for himself the conﬁdence of the naval staﬀ in general and Admiral Chester A. 148 Against the advice of MWORG experts, a British “sterilizer,” untested for compatibility with American equipment, was put into use and proved not to work, thereby putting at risk American submarines that had to traverse areas seeded with such mines.