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FM 60-5: Amphibious Operations, Battalion in Assault Landings

Field manual 60-5 is a guide for the training of infantry battalions in the preparation and execution of amphibious operations. It covers the planning, organization, preparation of orders, embarkation,movement to the objective, ship-to-shore movement, the landing attack, role of supporting arms, supply and evacuation, and training of the infantry battalion for the assault of a hostile beach. It describes the duties and responsibilities of the battalion landing team's commanders and staff officers.


  • 1961-09-29: Superseded by FM 31-13.
  • 1951-02-21: [pdf]