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Memorandum for General Handy
December 15, 1942 Washington, D.C.
I don’t like the wording of our number 1962 to Bissell regarding Air forces in India.1 Please do not pass any more of these messages without either showing them to me or being careful that they are not so discouraging in tone even if they have to be in effect.
What is the status of the Brazilian-Mexican detachments for Eisenhower’s force?
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), Records of the Operations Division (OPD), 320.2 China Theater of Operations [11-23-42], National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. Brigadier General Clayton L. Bissell had been told that the War Department did not approve his request for increased fighter strength. (Marshall to Commanding General, Tenth Air Force, Radio No. 1962, December 13, 1942, NA/RG 165 [OPD, 320.2 CTO (11-23-42)].)
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. 483.