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Memorandum for Colonel Sexton
February 11, 1943 Washington, D.C.
Telephone Deane the contents of Log 5359 regarding Eisenhower’s failure to receive prompt communications with reference to Communications Board matters,1 and see if the trouble is with the U.S. Chiefs of Staff headquarters or here in the War Department.2
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. In his Radio No. 10, February 10, 1943, Eisenhower expressed his concern about the “inability of this headquarters to obtain information directly from Washington.” He had twice requested without success that Combined Communications Board decisions be sent directly to A.F.H.Q. in Algiers. (In Log, February 11, 1943, p. 139, NA/RG 165 [OPD, Message Log].)
2. In January 1942 the Public Health Building at Nineteenth Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington had been taken over to house the headquarters of the Joint and Combined Chiefs of Staff.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), p. 542.