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Memorandum for General Arnold
February 12, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
Subject: Request of Navy for loan of flying instructors.
The question has been brought up by Admiral Stark as to the possibility of our loaning them some flying instructors for a period of a few months. He had understood that we had more pilots than planes and they were in need of instructors. I do not know whether he is referring to primary instructors or basic, but if we have any men that might be spared for this purpose for two or three months, it might be a fine gesture from you to the Navy and for the War and Navy Departments in meeting certain criticisms of Congress.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 422,