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Memorandum for General Arnold
August 2, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]
The Secretary of War reports that there seems to be no policy of rotation for the troops at Goose Bay, Labrador.1 I thought we had such a policy and that men were continually moving towards the front.
He also stated that a 15-passenger motor bus was badly needed at that station to move passengers to and from planes. They have smaller automobiles but with the increase in traffic these are proving inadequate.
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. Secretary Stimson had visited Great Britain and North Africa between July 10 and 30. On July 31 his party had stopped for breakfast at the United States air base at Goose Bay. Marshall met him at the Washington airport on the morning of August 2, and they had a lengthy meeting in the Pentagon afterwards. Stimson’s description of the trip and his report to the president are in Yale/H. L. Stimson Papers (Diary, 44: 22-57, 67-78.)
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. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), p. 77.